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How to Convert a Spreadsheet to the New Google Sheets

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how to convert a spreadsheet to the new google sheets

Since the new version of Google Sheets was released we’ve had a lot of fun trying out all the new features. The downside is that if you really love one of the new tools, you’re limited to using them for only newly created Sheets.

While you can’t automatically convert an existing Spreadsheet into the New Google Sheets, there is a really easy workaround that takes no time at all. Hopefully Google will allow us to convert all of our Spreadsheets at some point, but in the mean time this should help out immensely.

To convert your Spreadsheets:

  1. Open the spreadsheet you would like to convert
  2. Select ‘Download as’ from the File tab
  3. Chose the Microsoft Excel filetype (doesn’t matter if you have an Excel account)
  4. Find the downloaded file and upload it back into Google Drive
  5. Make sure the Excel file is converting to the Google Sheets format
  6. Don’t forget to share with all your collaborators from the last file!

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