With Spreadsheet.com, it's easy to import your existing spreadsheet files, as well as export your Spreadsheet.com documents.
Importing workbooks retains data, styling, formatting, formulas, and more. Currently, you can import Excel or CSV files from your computer, including some exports from other spreadsheet programs like Google Sheets.
Use imported spreadsheets to get up and running quickly, pulling in existing formatting or reusing complex formulas. Spreadsheet.com is a standards-compliant spreadsheet platform that includes powerful collaborative features, allowing you to take your spreadsheets further than before.
How does Spreadsheet.com convert data?
When importing, Spreadsheet.com retains data, styling, formatting, formulas, cross-sheet formulas, images, named ranges, and more. In Spreadsheet.com, Excel or Google Sheets are converted to Worksheets, to which you can add views.
One unique aspect of Spreadsheet.com is that it converts cells and columns with custom "Number Formats" (Excel) or "Formats" (Google Sheets) to Data Types. Data types allow you fine control over formatting and allow for unique formulas and data types (like Duration).
Importing Spreadsheet Files
Importing Excel and CSV Files
To import existing spreadsheet files from your computer, create a new document and select "Import from CSV" or "Import from Excel" when prompted.
How to Create a New Document
You can create new documents from anywhere in Spreadsheet.com via the Workspaces sidebar.
- Open the Workspaces sidebar by clicking on your workspace icon
- Click the blue +New button above the search bar
- Select the type of new document you want to create
- Assign your document a name, specify a location, and click Save
Which spreadsheets can be imported into Spreadsheet.com?
Spreadsheet.com allows a variety of file formats to be imported, including:
- Excel files with the extensions .XLS and .XLSX
- Excel templates with the extensions .XLT and .XLTX
- Other spreadsheets with the extensions .CSV and .TSV
Importing from Google Sheets and Other Platforms
Currently, Spreadsheet.com does not support importing directly from other spreadsheet platforms like Google Sheets. However, you can export spreadsheets from these platforms as either Excel files or CSV files and then import the exported documents into Spreadsheet.com.
Importing Spreadsheet Templates
When importing template type spreadsheets (XLT and XLTX file types), Spreadsheet.com converts these to regular workbooks. You can then turn them (or any workbook) into a Spreadsheet.com template.
Exporting Spreadsheet.com Workbooks
Spreadsheet.com workbooks can be exported as PDF files, or as .XLSX files for use in Excel.
Exporting Workbooks as .XLSX Files
Inside your workbook, open the document menu and navigate to File > Download > Microsoft Excel (.xslx).
How to Access the Document Menu
To access the document menu,
- Open the document dropdown by clicking the arrow to the right of the document name
- Select "Menu..." from the dropdown
Your workbook will be downloaded to your computer as an .XLSX file. Cells with data types that have no equivalent in Excel (e.g., Attachments, Related rows, Collaborators, etc.) will be converted to the closest human-readable text equivalent value.
Exporting Sheet Views as PDF Files
Once inside a Sheet view, open the document menu and navigate to File > Download > PDF (.pdf). Use the Print settings dialog to configure the downloaded PDF file.
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Once you’ve configured your export settings, click the blue Export button in the top right corner of the Print settings window and the PDF file will download to your computer.