How to convert Google Sheets to Excel automatically

by May 13, 2020

Do you frequently convert Google Sheets spreadsheets into Excel format? When it comes to spreadsheet software, opinion is fairly divided on which option is best. Google Sheets is rapidly growing in popularity. Because it’s online, Sheets is incredibly flexible, brilliant for collaboration, and means that anyone can access real-time data, anywhere. Plus it’s free. Nonetheless, Excel still has its die-hard fans. Many of these are advanced spreadsheet users who prefer its functionality. At other times, employers insist on Excel for security or standardization reasons.

Everyone has their preferred spreadsheet format, so even if you use Google Sheets, it’s pretty likely that you’ll work with colleagues, clients, suppliers, or customers who still use Excel. For these reasons, many people need a simple way to convert Google Sheets to Excel.

Switching back and forth between the two file formats takes time and mistakes happen along the way. As it’s cloud-based software, Google Sheets automatically saves all changes, so anyone accessing the file is seeing real-time data. If you need to ensure the exact same data is updated in an Excel file, manually saving new versions is extremely time-consuming and unreliable.

Here’s a quick automation hack to help you sync Google Sheets and Excel, quickly and easily.

Get data from Google Sheets updated in Excel

Step 1: Install Sheetgo

Install Sheetgo here. Sign in with your Google or Dropbox account to automatically sync your files on the platform.

Step 2: Select your data source

Once inside the Sheetgo web application, click on Connect to create the Google Sheets to Excel workflow.

The first step is to select the Google Sheets and its specific tab you want to convert to Excel as your data source.

Step 3: Select your data destination

Next, select “Excel file” as the data destination.

Here, you have two options. You either let Sheetgo automatically create a new Excel file, in Dropbox or Google Drive, or you select one of your existing Excel files in either one of that storage.

Click on Finish and save to convert Google Sheets to Excel.

In doing so, Sheetgo sends the data from the selected tab from your Google Sheets file straight into your Excel file.

Step 4: Automate the workflow

After that, click on Automate on the workflow level to set up automatic updates for the connection you just created.

Select the frequency with which you want this connection to update, hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly.

Your automated system to convert Google Sheets to Excel is up and running.

This is how you convert Google Sheets to Excel, syncing the two spreadsheets so that your Excel files automatically update when someone makes changes to Google Sheets. Take a look at the Excel file to see the data import.

Want to do this the other way around? Read how to upload Excel to Google Sheets automatically.

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