Spreadsheets in Spreadsheet.com are called workbooks and each workbook can have any number of worksheets within it. However, workbooks and worksheets in Spreadsheet.com are much more than grids of cells containing numbers, text, and formulas. Workbooks have everything you need to create and manage projects, databases, workflows, and other kinds of business applications.
Once you've created your first workbook, you'll quickly discover many unique features of Spreadsheet.com that go beyond traditional spreadsheets (see our Quick Start guide to Worksheets, Data Types, and the Table Header Row article is a great place to start).
You can create new workbooks in Spreadsheet.com by clicking the + New workbook link within a Folder. This opens a popup menu where you can start from a Spreadsheet.com template, import a CSV file, from Excel, from Google Sheets, or create a blank workbook.
If desired, you can create workbooks in a workspace but not a folder, by specifying
Starting from a Spreadsheet.com template
Starting from a Spreadsheet.com template is a great way to learn how Spreadsheet.com works before importing your own existing spreadsheets or creating workbooks from scratch.
The Spreadsheet.com team manages a growing number of templates for you to start from such as Product Launch Plan, Agile Project Plan, Bug Tracker, Employee Directory, Deal Pipeline, Applicant Tracking with Hiring Budget, and Cap Table with Shareholder Database.
To start from a template, either click on the Templates link at the top of the Home page:
... or select Template Gallery in the + New workbook popup menu:
This opens the template gallery where you can search and browse templates by category.
Find a template you'd like to use and click on its card to preview it.
When you've picked a template, click the Use this template button to create a workbook from the template. By default the name of your workbook will match the name of the template. Change the name to something unique that you and your team will recognize, then select the location to create it in and click the Save button.
Workbooks created from templates come with sample data to help show you how they work, such as fake collaborators and example file attachments within cells. You can delete all of this sample data and replace it with your own when you are ready.
The full process is shown in the animation below:
Importing from Excel, Google Sheets, or a CSV file
In addition to using Spreadsheet.com's existing templates, you can import your existing spreadsheets and quickly transform them into collaborative solutions that you can share with your team.
To import a spreadsheet, start a new workbook by clicking + New workbook from your Home page, and select Import CSV file, Import from Microsoft Excel, or Import from Google Sheets.
Then drag and drop your spreadsheet file into the dialog or click Choose file to upload to find the file on your device.
The import from Excel option allows you to import files with the .XLS, .XLSX, .XLT, .XLTX and .CSV file extensions. Spreadsheet.com currently supports importing spreadsheet files that are up to 5MB in size and have up to 50,000 rows in total (10,000 rows max per worksheet).
Because Spreadsheet.com is a standards-compliant spreadsheet system, all of your data, styling, formatting, and formulas will be imported and continue to work as-is. Even floating images, cross-sheet formulas, and named ranges get imported. (Support for charts and conditional formatting is coming soon.)
Spreadsheet.com supports over 400 functions with identical syntax to Excel, Google Sheets, and other popular spreadsheet systems. For a full list of supported functions, see Spreadsheet.com function list.
Creating a workbook from scratch
If you know what you want to build and you've thought through how you will structure your workbook you can start from scratch by creating a new blank workbook. To create a new empty workbook, select Blank in the + New workbook popup menu:
Give your workbook a name, select a location, and then click the Save button to create it.