Get started with Sheets

1. Create or import a spreadsheet

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To start, you need a new or existing spreadsheet.

In this section, you learn how to:

1.1 Create a new spreadsheet
1.2 Import and convert old spreadsheets to Sheets

1.1 Create a new spreadsheet

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Choose an option:

Create from homepage or a Drive template

1.2 Import and convert old spreadsheets to Sheets

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If you have an existing spreadsheet you created in another program, you can easily import and convert it to Sheets.

  1. Go to Drive.
  2. Click Plus Newand thenFile Upload.
  3. Choose the existing spreadsheet from your computer to add it to Drive.
    Supported files include .xls, .xlsx, .xlt, .ods, .csv, .tsv, .txt, and .tab.
  4. In Drive, right-click the spreadsheet you want to convert.
  5. Select Open with and choose Google Sheets.
When you convert your spreadsheet from another program, a copy of your original file is created in the Sheets format. You can then edit it in your browser as you would with any other Sheet.

Have an Excel spreadsheet?

If you've already stored Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheets in Drive, you can also update them without converting to Sheets.

Use Google Sheets to open Excel spreadsheets
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