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Convert Google Doc to Sheets: A Step-by-Step Guide (7 Steps)

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Jason Gong
App automation expert
Apps used
Google Sheets
LAST UPDATED
April 15, 2024
TL;DR

Converting a Google Doc to Google Sheets involves exporting the Doc as a .html file, then importing it into Sheets. This is useful for managing tabular data in spreadsheet format.

Learn how to streamline document personalization and embed Sheets data into Docs for dynamic reports.

Enhance your workflow by automating data management between Google Docs and Sheets with Bardeen.

How to Convert Google Doc to Sheets

Converting a Google Doc to Google Sheets involves a few steps since there's no direct conversion feature between these two Google applications. However, by exporting the Google Doc in a compatible format and then importing it into Google Sheets, you can achieve the desired outcome. This process is particularly useful when dealing with tabular data in a Google Doc that you want to manage or analyze in a spreadsheet format.

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Step-by-Step Guide to Convert Google Doc to Sheets

  1. Open the Google Doc you wish to convert.
  2. Go to File > Download and select Web Page (.html, zipped) as the format. This will download the document as a ZIP file.

      3. Unzip the downloaded file to extract the .html file. On Windows, right-click the ZIP file and choose Extract All. On Mac, simply double-click the ZIP file.

      4. Open Google Sheets and create a new spreadsheet.

      5. Go to File > Import, then select the Upload tab and upload the extracted .html file.

      6. Choose how you want the data to be inserted into the spreadsheet. For a new sheet, select Replace spreadsheet and click Import data.

      7. Once imported, you may need to adjust the formatting, such as row and column sizes, to make the data readable.

How to Mail Merge from Google Sheets to Google Doc

Mail merge is a powerful feature that allows you to create a batch of personalized documents, such as letters or invoices, from a single template. By using data from Google Sheets, you can automate the customization of each document in Google Docs.

To perform a mail merge:

  1. Create a Google Docs template with placeholders for the data you want to merge from Google Sheets.
  2. Use Google Apps Script or third-party add-ons to replace placeholders in the template with actual data from a Google Sheets spreadsheet.
  3. Run the script or add-on to generate personalized documents for each row of data in your spreadsheet.

This process requires some setup, including writing or installing the necessary script or add-on, but it significantly streamlines the creation of personalized documents.

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How to Put a Google Sheets in a Google Doc

Embedding a Google Sheets table into a Google Doc allows you to display spreadsheet data directly within your document. This is useful for including dynamic, updatable data in reports, proposals, or other documents.

  1. Open the Google Sheets spreadsheet and select the range of cells you want to embed.
  2. Copy the selected cells (Edit > Copy).

      3. Open the Google Doc where you want to embed the data and place the cursor where you want the table to appear.

      4. Paste the copied cells (Edit > Paste).

      5. In the Paste table window that appears, select Link to spreadsheet and click Paste.

This method creates a linked table in your Google Doc that reflects the selected data from Google Sheets. You can update the table in the document to match any changes made in the spreadsheet.

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Automate Google Docs to Sheets with Bardeen

While converting a Google Doc to Google Sheets manually is a straightforward process, automation can significantly streamline and enhance your workflow, especially when dealing with data updates and management. Bardeen offers powerful automation solutions that can help you manage your data between Google Docs and Google Sheets more efficiently.

  1. Copy all Github issues to Google Sheets: Ideal for developers and project managers, this automation transfers all your GitHub issues into a Google Sheets spreadsheet, making issue tracking and management seamless.
  2. Save data from the Google News page to Google Sheets: For researchers and content creators, this playbook automates the process of gathering the latest news information into a spreadsheet, streamlining content curation and research.
  3. Copy records from SmartSuite to Google Sheets: Perfect for teams using SmartSuite for business operations, this automation ensures seamless data transfer to Google Sheets for enhanced reporting and analysis.

Embrace the power of automation to make your data management tasks between Google Docs and Google Sheets more efficient. Start by downloading the Bardeen app today.

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