The template chooser with categories across the top. The Personal Finance category is selected.

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 spreadsheet showing a table of trails hiked and the distance of each trail. The Cell Action menu is open, showing options to add formulas, dates, comments, and filters.

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 in tables

A pie chart showing percentages of trails completed. The Format menu is also open, showing different chart styles to choose from, as well as options to edit the series or chart references, turn the chart title or legend on or off, adjust the rotation angle of the chart, and change the chart type.

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

A spreadsheet tracking hiking information, showing sheet names near the top of the screen. The Add Sheet button is on the left, followed by sheet tabs for Elevation, Hiking Schedule, Trail Segments, Gear, and Food.

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 tap a tab at the top of the spreadsheet to switch to the sheet you want to see.

Add sheets

The Add People screen showing a picture of the document to be shared. Below it are buttons for ways to send the invitation, including Mail, a Copy Link, and More. At the bottom is the Share Options button.

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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