In the modern era of cloud computing, almost every tech guy knows about the benefits of cloud computing. Google Doc feature is also based on Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud computing model. There are various types of google documents that anyone can use without installing any additional application or tool on his local system. Google spreadsheet is an online spreadsheet app that allows to someone to create, format, share, and work with other people. In this tutorial, we will explain how to use and work with Google Spreadsheet app.
In order to use Google spreadsheet or any other Google doc, you need to perform the following steps:
Signing in to Google Account
I think you do not need too much explanation about how to Sign in to Google account. Once you are signed in to your Google account, open the following URL or find out Google Doc option in your account settings.
When you will click the above link, you will be redirected to the Google Doc dashboard. Here, you can create and share Google Docs.
Selecting Google Doc Template
Select a template that you want to use. For example, click Blank to create a new google Spreadsheet as shown in the following figure.
Creating a New Google Spreadsheet File
A new Untitled Spreadsheet will be displayed. You can also change Google Documents type by navigating File>New option as shown in the following figure. For this tutorial, select Spreadsheet to create a new Google Spreadsheet file.
Working with Google Spreadsheet File
A new blank excel file will be displayed where you can work in the similar way as your work in Microsoft Excel sheet. Fill the required data as per your requirements.
Saving Spreadsheet File Locally
Once your work is done, you can either save it on your local system or you can share it with your colleagues. If you want to download it on your local system, click File>Download as and then select the format in which you want to download it such as .xlsx.
Sharing Google Spreadsheet with Others
If you want to share this Google Spreadsheet with other people, click File and select Share as shown in the following figure.
In the Name before sharing box, specify a file name and then click Save.
In the Share with others window, click Get shareable link to get a link. Copy the generated link. This link now can be shared with others to whom you may wish.
In the Add more people text box, type the email address of the person with whom you want to share.
You can also control what other people can do with this shared file. To set the desired permissions for the other users, click the Edit button and select the permission that you want to give.
Now, your Google Spreadsheet file is created and shared. Just click the Send button to send the invitation.
Using the Shared Google Spreadsheet File
To verify that everything is done perfectly, ask the shared person to open the shared spreadsheet file. He/she should be able to do what you have specified the permission.
In this article, we have explained, how to create and share and how to work with Google Spreadsheet file. If you face any issue, please write to us in the comment box.