Switching to Sheets from Microsoft Excel

Overview: Differences between Sheets and Excel

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Now that you've switched from Microsoft Excel to Google Workspace, learn how to use Google Sheets as your new spreadsheet program.

What you need:
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Account Google Workspace account

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Note: Comparisons are based on Microsoft Office versions 2010, 2013, and 2016.

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
for suggestions
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 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

*Sheets instructions are web-only.


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