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Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets have many similar features and important differences. This article compares features and summarizes differences.
Comparison at a glance
Note: Comparisons are based on Microsoft Office versions 2010, 2013, and 2016.
*Sheets instructions are web-only.
|In Microsoft Excel...
|In Sheets* ...
|Collaborate in Excel for the web
|Collaborate in real-time from Sheets
|Share using Excel for the web or a shared workbook
|Share directly from Sheets
|Save automatically using SharePoint or OneDrive
|Save automatically to Drive
|Manage versions with History or Version History in OneDrive
|Manage versions with version history
|Add formulas and use Formula AutoComplete
|Add formulas and use formula suggestions that appear as you enter text
|Record macros or use VBE
|Record macros or use Google Apps Script
|Create filters and filter views
|Insert recommended pivot tables or create one manually
|Create pivot tables manually or automatically with Explore
|Create charts manually
|Create charts manually or automatically with Explore
|Set notifications in OneDrive
|Set notifications in Sheets
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