In Google Sheets on the web, if a person wants to make a spreadsheet available for a large audience to see, they can publish the file as a web page. Once that file is published, the person receives a URL that can be sent to whomever they choose or embedded into a website. Today’s launch allows people to publish spreadsheets in five additional formats:
- as comma-separated values (.csv)
- tab-separated values (.tsv)
- PDF document (.pdf)
- Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet (.xlsx)
- OpenDocument spreadsheet (.ods).
The URL generated, when opened in a browser, will automatically download the spreadsheet in the chosen format (spreadsheets in these additional formats cannot be embedded).
Try out this new feature in Google Sheets on the web today.