How to edit Excel spreadsheets on Google Drive

Google Drive offers numerous services for creating and editing text documents, spreadsheets and even slideshows. In addition, the platform offers a feature that allows users to edit Excel spreadsheets .

The procedure is quick and easy, you just need to upload a spreadsheet with this format in Google Drive and edit it using Google Sheets. Check out the step by step procedure below.

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Step 1 : Open Google Drive and click on “New” on the upper left corner. On the menu, select the item “File upload” and choose the Excel spreadsheet saved on your PC to upload. You can also drag it directly onto Drive.

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Step 2 : Once the file is uploaded, double-click on it to open it.

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Step 3 : Next click on “Open with Google Sheets” .

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Step 4 : Wait a few moments for the file to open in Google Sheets. You will now be able to edit it. The changes will be saved automatically.

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Step 5 : when finishing the edits, click on “File” on the top menu. With the menu open, select the “Download” item and then click on “Microsoft Excel (.xlsx)” to download as an Excel file.

Step 6 : If you have already closed the file, you can download it directly from the Drive file list. Right-click on it and on the open menu, click “Download”.

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You can now use Google Drive to edit your Excel spreadsheets.If you need export data from your Google Drive to an Excel spreadsheet, check this solution: Google Drive to Excel.

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Nikolaus Oosterhof

Nikolaus holds a degree in software development and has a strong passion for all things tech-related, especially gadgets with screens. Though he is nostalgic for older phone models, he's a retired gamer and continues to enjoy programming in open-source environments. Additionally, Nikolaus enjoys writing about Linux, macOS and Windows and has experience designing web pages.

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  1. rudy

    hi bro, i want to ask about your topic. I’m a Linux Mint user, the excel file I have when I upload it to Google Drive, the file can’t be opened using Google Sheets. but for other extensions like *.ods can be opened by google sheets.

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