How To Convert Google Docs to Google Sheets

Last Updated on September 8, 2022 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to convert Google Docs to Google Sheets.

Google Docs is a free Web-based tool that allows users to create, edit, and store documents and spreadsheets online. Any machine with an Internet connection and a feature-rich Web browser can view files. Google Docs is a component of a wide range of online tools that Google provides and is linked to.

Once you are ready, we can jump right into learning how to convert Google Docs into Google Sheets.

Convert Google Docs to Google Sheets

Before we begin, we will need a Google Docs file to convert.

Step 1

Launch Google Docs and log in to your account in a web browser.

Step 2

Locate and open the document you wish to export to Sheets. Navigate to File, and Download while the document is open. You must now select the download format for this document based on the information it contains (and how it is presented). Google Sheets support the following file types: xls, xlsx, xlsm, xlt, xltx, and xltm; ods; csv; txt; tsv; tab; and html.


Step 3

The type of Docs document that you would probably import to Google Sheets will typically contain some sort of tabular data display. This is true because importing a document with data in a tabular format onto Sheets makes more sense than importing data in another format. Therefore, from the Download options, you must choose Web page (.html, zipped).

Step 4

The Docs document is available for download as a (.zip) file when shown as a Web page. You must unzip this file in order to access the (.html) file inside it because Sheets does not support the (.zip) file type. Open Finder and double-click the zip file to accomplish this. By doing this, the file’s contents will be automatically extracted for you.


Step 5

Open a fresh Google Sheets file. Next, select File and Import. Select a file from your device by tapping Upload in the Import file window.




Step 6

Once you press Import data, your sheet will look like this.



That’s all there is to it. You are welcome to copy the example spreadsheet below to see how it is done. The most crucial lesson is to enjoy yourself while doing it.

Example Spreadsheet: Make a copy of the example spreadsheet

In this tutorial, I covered how to convert Google Docs to Google Sheets. Want more? Check out all the Google Sheets Tutorials.