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.

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”.

You can now use Google Drive to edit your Excel spreadsheets.


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Nikolaus Oosterhof

Nikolaus has a degree in software development. He is passionate about gadgets with a screen, nostalgic for phones, a retired gamer and open source programmer. He likes also to write about macOS and Windows. design web pages and debug long programs!

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