Step by Step instructions to Open Excel using Google Sheets

October 15, 2021

A generation ago, nearly all businesses relied on Microsoft Office to provide their employees with the essential computer productivity tools, including email, calendar, and spreadsheets. So if someone sent you an Excel file, say 10-15 years ago, the chances your employer-provided you with Microsoft Office licenses to open that file was almost 100%. 

Today, Google Workspace has surpassed 2 billion users. It is common for an overwhelming number of startups younger than ten years to have launched using Google Workspace instead of Microsoft Office. 

This means many employees in companies that have standardized on Workspace may receive an Excel file from users outside of the company - a client, a vendor, a partner, or supplier as examples - and not have Microsoft Office access to open the file directly.

Fear not! This article by Gadgestnow will provide a step-by-step walkthrough on how to open these Excel files using Google Sheets.