Moving spreadsheets to the new Google Sheets

Starting in March 2014, the new version of Google Sheets will become the default for all users when creating a new spreadsheet. Older spreadsheets will remain in the old version of Sheets for now*, but you can manually move spreadsheet contents into the new version of Sheets to take advantage of new functionality, following any of these steps:

  • Copy and paste content from a spreadsheet created in the old version to a spreadsheet created in the new version.
  • In a spreadsheet created in the old version, click the down arrow next to a sheet tab and click Copy to…, and copy the sheet (and its contents) to a spreadsheet created in the new version.
  • Export the contents from the old version and import them into a spreadsheet created in the new version.
*Spreadsheets created in the old version of Sheets will eventually be converted to the new Sheets, which won’t require any action on your part. More details coming soon.

Sharing content created in the old version of Sheets

If you share a spreadsheet that was created in the old version of Google Sheets, other users will see the content in the old version of Sheets, even if they regularly use the new Google Sheets.

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