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Easy Google Sheet to Excel Conversion Guide in 3 Steps

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Google Sheets
February 3, 2024

Converting Google Sheets to Excel is simple and can be done in just a few clicks. Here's how:

  • For Google Sheets: Open the sheet, click 'File' > 'Download' > 'Microsoft Excel (.xlsx)'.
  • For Google Forms data: Go to 'Responses' > click the spreadsheet icon > open the linked sheet > 'File' > 'Download' > 'Microsoft Excel (.xlsx)'.
  • For macro-enabled Excel files (Enterprise Plus users): Use the Macro Converter add-on from the Google Workspace Marketplace to convert VBA code to Apps Script.

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How to Convert Google Sheet to Excel

Converting a Google Sheet to an Excel file is a straightforward process. First, open the Google Sheets spreadsheet you wish to convert. Click on 'File' in the top-left corner, then hover over 'Download'. In the submenu that appears, select 'Microsoft Excel (.xlsx)'. This action will convert your Google Sheet into an Excel format. Depending on your browser settings, the file will either download automatically or you'll be prompted to choose a download location.

How to Convert Google Form to Excel Sheet

To convert Google Forms data to an Excel sheet, begin by navigating to the 'Responses' tab of your form. Click on the green spreadsheet icon labeled 'Link to Google Sheets' to create a new Google Sheets spreadsheet populated with the form responses. Open this linked Google Sheet, then go to 'File' > 'Download' and select 'Microsoft Excel (.xlsx)' to download the spreadsheet in Excel format.

How to Convert Macro Enabled Excel to Google Sheet

For converting macro-enabled Excel files to Google Sheets, Google Workspace Enterprise Plus customers can utilize the Macro Converter add-on. This add-on helps convert Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) code in Excel macros to Apps Script code that works in Google Sheets. To use it, download the add-on from the Google Workspace Marketplace, then follow the add-on's instructions for converting your Excel files. This process aids in recreating Excel macros within Google Sheets, facilitating automation and reducing the effort required to convert files.

Automate Google Sheets with Bardeen Playbooks

While converting Google Sheets to Excel can be done manually as outlined, automating your Google Sheets-related workflows can save valuable time and enhance productivity. For instance, automating data transfer between your project management tools and Google Sheets ensures up-to-date tracking and reporting. Bardeen offers a suite of automation playbooks designed to streamline these processes.

Discover how you can leverage Bardeen's playbooks for efficient Google Sheets automation:

  1. Copy all Asana tasks to Google Sheets: Perfect for project managers looking to consolidate task updates in one place.
  2. Save data from the Google News page to Google Sheets: Ideal for marketers and researchers wanting to keep tabs on the latest industry news.
  3. Save Google Travel hotel search page results to Google Sheets: Great for travel consultants and agencies compiling lists of accommodations.

Each playbook transforms manual data entry into a seamless, automated process. Start by downloading the Bardeen app at

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