Now, learn how to create a new spreadsheet, rename it, and get familiar with the workspace and navigation. Finally, we’ll find the Google Docs Help Center to look up any features we can’t find on our own. Follow the steps below to get started.
1. In the Google Docs workspace, click the Create button and select Spreadsheet in the drop-down menu.
2. A blank Google Docs spreadsheet will open in a new window. You’re ready to create your first spreadsheet.
3. The spreadsheet workspace is very similar to most spreadsheet programs, so you should have no trouble navigating the interface to enter formulas, format cells, and merge cells, as shown below.
4. Give your title a name the same way you would a doc, click File and then select Rename from the drop-down. You can also rename it later.
Google Spreadsheet is a full-featured spreadsheet application, similar to Microsoft Excel, with all the features you expect. The most common tasks, like formatting text, changing cell color, and adding borders, have buttons on the toolbar. You can find everything else in the file menu located just above the toolbar. Click on the Formulas tab (shown below) to create and edit formulas to calculate sum, average, product, and all the other powerful mathematical formulas you need from a spreadsheet. If you’re working on something and don’t see the feature you need, check out the Google Docs Help Center.