Which is better, Google Sheets or Excel Online (Microsoft’s free online spreadsheet program)? The Excel Online vs. Google Sheets differences are narrowing, but there is one clear winner. Most of the features are compared side by side in the first six minutes of the video. The video is narrated by Ian Lamont, author of Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes and Excel Basics In 30 Minutes.
If you don’t own Microsoft Excel, it is still possible to perform limited editing of MS Excel spreadsheets inside of Google Sheets using Office Compatibility Mode. This short video (less than 5 minutes) explains the special Chrome Extension required to use Office Compatibility Mode, and then shows how to edit Excel files in Sheets, using as an example an .xlsx file inside of Google Sheets. The narrator is Ian Lamont, author of the top-selling Excel Basics In 30 Minutes and Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes.