Spreadsheets Overview


Like Microsoft Excel, a spreadsheet created with Google Drive allows you to organize, edit, and analyze information and data. Spreadsheet's toolbar offers shortcuts to format information on your spreadsheet. Need extra help with spreadsheets? This tutorial from Learn Free provides an overview of basic spreadsheet functions and includes challenges to test your spreadsheet knowledge.

Communicating with Spreadsheets


When multiple collaborators are present in the document, click on the chat-(1).jpg button on the top right to chat about your work. The chat box will appear at the bottom right of the spreadsheet. Click on the settings.jpg button to edit notification settings.



Clicking on the comment.jpg button inserts a comment to a specified cell. Collaborators can respond, edit, and resolve comments.

Send Email

Another way to communicate to collaborators, though not directly on the spreadsheet, is to send them an email. Do this by going to File > Email Collaborators. This is a convenient way to send reminders to collaborators who do not check the spreadsheet often.


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