How To Enter In Google Sheets

Last Updated on October 31, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to enter in Google Sheets.

You may have seen Google Sheets created by your colleagues and want to learn to create your own spreadsheets, or perhaps someone on your team just sent you a Google Sheet and asked you to edit it. Whatever the reason you want to learn to enter data in Google Sheets this guide will walk you through the process so you feel comfortable entering data in Google Sheets

Entering Data in Google Sheets

Google Sheets is similar to other spreadsheet applications, so if you’re familiar with Excel or some other spreadsheet you’ll find the process is quite similar. You can easily add, remove, or edit data in any one of the grid of cells within each Google Sheets file.

Here’s how:

Step 1

Double Click on the cell you want to add data to, to enter edit mode

Step 2

Type the data you want to enter into the cell. You can type text or numbers into the cell

Step 3

When you’re done entering data the cell, hit enter to save the data

Step 4

Repeat Steps 1-3 until you’ve finished entering all your data

HINT: If you are entering data from another application on the same computer (For example, if you are entering data you received in a confirmation email), you can copy/paste the data from the other application directly into Google Sheets to speed up the process and eliminate typos. Use copy and paste keyboard shortcuts to speed up the process even more


  • Copy: Ctrl + C
  • Paste: Ctrl + V


  • Copy: Command + C
  • Paste: Command + V


Example Spreadsheet: Make a copy of the example spreadsheet

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