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Easy Google Sheets to Excel Conversion Guide in 5 Steps

Jason Gong
App automation expert
Apps used
Google Sheets
April 15, 2024

Converting Google Sheets to Excel is simple either directly from Google Sheets or via Google Drive, ensuring compatibility and offline access. Backup data and ensure a reliable internet connection for a smooth transition.

Automate this process and enhance productivity with Bardeen, especially when managing data across platforms.

How to Convert Google Sheets to Excel

Converting Google Sheets to Excel is a straightforward process that can be done directly from Google Sheets or Google Drive. This conversion is useful for those who prefer Excel's features, need to work offline, or require compatibility with workplace systems. Below are the methods to convert Google Sheets to Excel, ensuring a smooth transition between these two spreadsheet applications.

Automating the conversion from Google Sheets to Excel can save time and reduce errors. Discover how with Bardeen automation playbooks.

Convert Google Sheets to Excel

To convert a Google Sheet to an Excel file directly from Google Sheets, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Google Sheets spreadsheet you wish to convert. Ensure the format is consistent throughout the document.
  2. Click on the 'File' menu located at the top left of your application.
  3. Hover your cursor over the 'Download' option.
  4. Select the 'Microsoft Excel (.xlsx)' format option. The document may download automatically or might ask for your permission depending on your browser settings.
  5. Check the downloaded Excel document in your 'Downloads' folder to ensure it has the correct format and all necessary information.

Export Google Sheets to Excel via Google Drive

Alternatively, you can convert Google Sheets to Excel through Google Drive:

  1. Open Google Drive and right-click on the Google Sheets file you want to convert.
  2. From the dropdown menu, select 'Download'. The file will automatically be converted to Excel (.XLSX) format and downloaded to your device.
  3. Locate the downloaded file in your 'Downloads' folder to access the Excel version of your document.

Google Sheets to Excel Conversion Tips

While converting Google Sheets to Excel is generally seamless, here are some tips to avoid transfer issues:

  • Backup your data before conversion to prevent any loss.
  • Check your data after transferring to ensure all information is accurately converted.
  • Ensure you have a reliable internet connection during the conversion process.
  • If you encounter any issues, consult with a professional or conduct research to troubleshoot the problem.
For more insights on enhancing your Google Sheets experience, check out our blog post on Google Sheets addons, discover how to automate Google Sheets, or explore our collection of Google Sheets automations.

By following these steps and tips, you can efficiently convert Google Sheets to Excel, making your data accessible in the format that best suits your needs.

Automate Google Sheets Tasks Effortlessly with Bardeen

While converting Google Sheets to Excel can be done manually following the steps above, automating this process can save you time and reduce the risk of errors. With Bardeen, you can automate not only the conversion but also other tasks that enhance your productivity and data management efficiency, especially when working with Google Sheets.

Here are some examples of how Bardeen's playbooks can automate tasks related to Google Sheets:

  1. Save data from the Google News page to Google Sheets: Automate the process of extracting news data from Google News and saving it directly into Google Sheets. Ideal for keeping up with the latest news or conducting market research efficiently.
  2. Copy an Airtable to Google Sheets: Seamlessly migrate data from Airtable to Google Sheets with one click. This playbook simplifies data consolidation and analysis.
  3. Copy all Github issues to Google Sheets: Streamline project management and bug tracking by automatically transferring GitHub issues into a Google Sheets spreadsheet for easy access and analysis.

By automating these tasks with Bardeen, you can save time, ensure data accuracy, and focus on more strategic work. Get started by downloading the Bardeen app at

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