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How to Convert Google Sheets to Excel (Easiest Way 2024)

May 8, 2024

In this article we will show you how to convert Google Sheets to Excel in just a few clicks. Simply follow the steps below.

Convert Google Sheets to Excel Via Google Sheets

In the below example, we demonstrate how we can use Google Sheets to convert a Sheets file to the Excel file format.

1. From the file menu click “Download” followed by “Microsoft Excel” 

Click File from the file menu at the top of the display. From the menu that is displayed click Download, and select Microsoft Excel (.xlsx) from the side menu.

How to convert Google Sheets to Excel: File menu

2. Open your downloads folder and double-click to open in Excel  

The Google Sheets document has now been saved in downloads as a “.XLSX” Excel file. Double-click to open in Excel 

Convert Google Sheets to Excel: Downloads folder

3. See the converted file in Excel 

The Google Sheets document is now fully converted and can be opened in Microsoft Excel.

How to convert from Google Sheets to Excel: Results

Convert Google Sheets to Excel Via Google Drive

1. Open your google drive and right-click on the Google Sheets file. From the dropdown menu select “Download”

In Google drive, right-click on the sheets file, from the dropdown menu displayed select Download

How to convert from Google Sheets to Excel: Right-click the menu

2. Google sheets will automatically be converted to Excel .XLSX format via download 

The download will begin, in the bottom left corner of the screen a pop-up will display that the file is being converted into an Excel format.

Can I convert Google Sheets to Excel: Convert

3. Open the download folder to see the converted file

The document has now been converted to an Excel format, note the file type is now “.XLSX”

How to convert a Google Sheets to Excel: Results

We hope this article has helped you and given you a better understanding of how to convert Google Sheets to Excel. You might also like our articles on how to convert an excel file to Google Sheets and how to convert currency in Google Sheets.

To optimize your workflow, we recommend reading our guide on how to trigger an email based on a cell value in Google Sheets.

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