Learn how to create a new Google Sheet to get started with this free cloud-based spreadsheet program.
In order to use and edit spreadsheets, you will need to become familiar with the Google Sheets interface.
Click the buttons in the interactive below to learn more about the Google Sheets interface.
You can use the toolbar menu options to edit and modify your spreadsheet in various ways. Click a menu and select the desired action from the drop-down list.
By default, any new spreadsheet is named Untitled Spreadsheet. Click the title to rename the spreadsheet.
Collaboration options allow you to share your spreadsheet with others and make comments as you work.
This toolbar provides convenient shortcut buttons for formatting the data in your spreadsheet, like font size, text alignment, and text color.
A column is a group of cells that runs vertically from top to bottom. Columns are identified by letters. Column C is selected in this example.
A row is a group of cells that runs horizontally from side to side. Rows are identified by numbers. Row 9 is selected in this example.
Each rectangle in a spreadsheet is called a cell. A cell is the intersection of a row and a column. Click to select a cell. Cell A1 is selected in this example.
Every spreadsheet can have multiple sheets. Select the sheet tabs to navigate among sheets, and click the plus sign (+) to add a new sheet.
You can use the formula bar to enter and edit data, functions, and formulas for a specific cell.
Click this icon to navigate back to your Google Sheets homepage.
Google Sheets automatically saves your changes as you work. The saved changes notification lets you know your spreadsheet has been saved.