Word Cloud Instructions

Want to Make Your Own Word Cloud?

Step 1: Modify the Google Spreadsheet Template

  • Make a copy of this template. (You'll need to sign-in with your Google account.)
  • Edit the Terms. Enter as many as you wish but 50 terms or less will yield the best results.
  • Optional: Edit the relative Size for each term. Numbers only. The bigger the number, the bigger the term.
    • To better emphasize differences use a series of squares (1, 2, 4, 9, 16, 25, etc.) rather than sequential numbers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.)
    • If size is not specified, Flippity will automatically size the terms; first term largest, last term smallest.
  • Label your word cloud by changing the name of the worksheet (at the bottom).
  • Do not edit any cell with a blue background.

Step 2: Publish Your Spreadsheet

  • Go to File, Publish to the Web…, then click Publish.

Step 3: Get Your Flippity.net Link

  • Click on the Get the Link Here tab of the template (at the bottom).
  • Click on the Flippity.net link to see your Word Cloud.

Step 4: Bookmark and Share

  • Bookmark the page to find it again quickly.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I download or save my word cloud image?

  • There is no way to directly download or save word clouds but you can take a screenshot; use the keyboard shortcuts provided.

What happened to my capitalization?

  • Sorry, but Word Cloud only works with lowercase letters.