The template chooser is open and shows a range of sample spreadsheets to choose from.

Get started with a template

All spreadsheets begin with a template—a model you can use as a starting point. Replace the template’s charts and data with your own content, and add new tables, formulas, and more.

Create a spreadsheet

A table with headings and data.

Add data to a table

Enter your own data or import data from another file. You can also choose from a wide range of preset formulas, like sum or average, to add to any cell. To fit all your data, add more rows and columns.

Enter text and numbers

A pie chart with percentages in each section is selected; the Chart pane of the Format sidebar is open and shows opens for changing the style, text font, and more.

Create a chart

Illustrate your data with a 2D or interactive chart. When you make changes to the data in the table, the chart updates automatically.

Add a chart

The top left portion of a spreadsheet shows five sheet tabs; the Chore Rotation sheet is selected, and a table with chore information appears on the sheet.

Get organized with sheets

Organize your spreadsheet with different sheets for each type of information you want to track—income, expenses, and so on. Then just click a tab at the top of the spreadsheet to switch to the sheet you want to see.

Add sheets

The Collaboration menu showing the names of people collaborating on the spreadsheet. Share options are below the names.

Collaborate in real time

Invite others to work with you on your spreadsheet. Everyone you invite can see changes as they’re made, but you control who can edit or only view the spreadsheet.

Intro to collaboration

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