Google Sheets

Updated: 08/16/2021 by Computer Hope
Google Sheets

Introduced on March 9, 2006, after Google acquired Writely, Google Sheets is a free online spreadsheet web application. It includes nearly all capabilities of a traditional spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel. Google Sheets offers the benefit of cloud storage, which means that users' documents are saved automatically, and may be retrieved even if their hard drive or SSD (solid-state drive) fails.

Google Sheets features

Google Sheets offers a wide set of spreadsheet features, including:

  • Text formatting.
  • Formula input.
  • Conditional formatting.
  • Image import.
  • The ability to create charts and graphs from data sets.
  • The ability to utilize scripts.
  • The use of various templates.
  • Collaborative editing for sharing between computers, devices, and other users.

Supported file types

Google Sheets supports .xls, .xlsx, .xlsm, .xlt, .xltx, .xltm .ods, .csv, .tsv, .txt, and .tab spreadsheet files.

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