How to share Excel files on the internet

October 5th, 2007 | by HowToGuru |

googledocs.jpgIf you are looking for a way to collaborate on a MS Excel file with a friend or colleague, take a look at Google Docs. It allows you to upload and edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations online without need to have MS Office or Openoffice installed on your PC. After uploading your documents, you can in vite others to work on the uploaded document.This certainly beats emailing whole Excel files back and forth and trying to keep track on the latest revisions.

Share.jpgTo begin, you need to get a gmail account if you don’t have one yet. After logging in, click on Documents, then Upload. Once you’ve uploaded your Excel file, click the file to open it. On the right side on the open document will be 3 tabs. Click on the middle one that says Share. Then, simply enter the email addresses of the persons you want to collaborate with and click ‘Invite Collaborators’.

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  1. 3 Responses to “How to share Excel files on the internet”

  2. By Bill on May 22, 2009 | Reply

    any ideas for spreadsheets over 1 meg?

  3. By Bill W on Apr 6, 2011 | Reply

    To share larger files, try Dropbox (

    My company has a product that might help if you need to mail different parts of spreadsheets to different people (i.e. for project management or commissions).

    The product is OneClick Commissions and you just upload a spreadsheet to the service (Excel or Google Spreadsheet) and it just sends the items associated with each person (or payee, for commissions) and sends them in a professional PDF to the recipient/payee.

    You can check it out here:

  4. By Hannah J on Apr 15, 2011 | Reply

    Bill W, I use Dropbox and your OneClick service and both have saved me save me hours every month. Note that using Google Apps removes the need for Dropbox ( I use the OneClick Integrated Google Spreadsheet App ).

    Please create templates for Google as you did for Excel (Excel ones were great and I expect the same when you create ones for Google)! Thank you.

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