How to Convert Excel Spreadsheets to Google Sheets

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One useful Google Sheets features is the Web-based spreadsheet program's ability to upload a Microsoft Excel document for online editing.

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I've often started a spreadsheet in Excel where I'm less distracted, and then uploaded it to Google to better collaborate with others. This feature is also useful if you no longer want to use Excel, and have a library of old .xls or .xlsx files you want to keep using. Here's how to convert those files.

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1. Sign into Google Sheets and click the folder icon below your profile photo.

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2. Click Upload.

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3. Click "Select a file from your computer."upload03

4. Select an Excel file and click OK.

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You can now edit your Excel spreadsheet in Google Sheets.

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Check out our list of Excel tips below, including tutorials on How to Freeze Rows in ExcelHow to Lock Cells in ExcelHow to Use VLOOKUP in Excel and our Excel tips roundup to boost your productivity in a big way.

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Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he's the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters.
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