Create and save a spreadsheet

There are different ways of getting started using Google Sheets: you can create a new Google spreadsheet, you can upload a spreadsheet from a computer, or you can use a template from our templates gallery.

To create a new spreadsheet, go to your Drive, click the red Create button, and select Spreadsheet from the drop-down menu.

As soon as you name the spreadsheet or start typing, Google Sheets will automatically save your work every few seconds. At the top of the speadsheet, you'll see text that indicates when your spreadsheet was last saved. You can access your spreadsheet at any time by opening your Drive at