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How to Rename a Google Sheet File

In this article, you’ll see how to rename a Google Sheet file when you need to, when you find a typo in a filename, or you change content completely.

How to rename a Google Sheet file

Here is the answer.

If you are working on a Google Sheet;

  1. Click the text box for a title at the top left and replace the existing file name with the new one directly.
  2. Or, click the “File” tab in the toolbar and choose the “Rename” button in the drop-down menu.
How to rename a Google Sheet file

If you are looking at a Google Sheet in a folder in Google Drive or Google Sheets;

  1. Put your cursor on a Google Sheet you want to rename
  2. Right-click the file
  3. Select “Rename” in a pop-up you can see

Rename a Google Sheet correctly and resume your work!

How do I rename and save a Google sheet?

You can rename a sheet as we explained above, and as long as you stay signed in, your work-in-progress sheet is automatically saved.

If you want to download a sheet, you can go to the “File” tab at the top left of a sheet, click the “Download,” and choose one of the formats you want to generate. The file is typically downloaded in the “Download” folder on your PC.

How do I name an untitled Google sheet?

You can take the same approach as the one you take to rename a sheet. When you open a new sheet, it is usually not named. So, you can go to the text box at the top left of a sheet, where you can see the words “Untitled spreadsheet.” Then, when you click the text box, it becomes editable. You can type in a file name there.

What are the other basic tips in Google Sheets?

If you don’t get the solution to your question in this article or you are interested in learning more basic tips in Google Sheets, you may find the answers in the following articles.

Move onto the articles below to learn how to use Google Sheets, such as signing in, renaming, saving and printing a file, setting up notifications, and changing themes.

Google Sheets Sign-in: Explained

How to Save Google Sheets in Google Drive

How to Set Up Notifications in Google Sheets

How to Set Print Area in Google Sheets

Change Theme in Google Sheets: Explained

Autofill Function in Google Sheets: Explained

Go to the following articles to learn basic operations, such as redo and undo, referencing a cell on another sheet in a formula, inserting a table, and putting an image into a cell.

Redo and Undo in Google Sheets: Explained

How to Reference Another Sheet in Google Sheets

How to Make a Table in Google Sheets

How to Insert an Image into a Cell in Google Sheets

Check the following posts if you want to learn how to insert, modify, and remove comments and note or tag someone in your comment.

How to Add a Comment to a Cell in Google Sheets

How to Tag Someone in Google Sheets

Comment History in Google Sheets: Explained

How to Insert a Note in Google Sheets

How to See Edit History in Google Sheets

Read these articles to learn how to show formulas, missing toolbar, or formula bar in Google Sheets.

How to Show Formulas in Google Sheets

How to Show Formula Bar in Google Sheets

How to Show the Toolbar Missing in Google Sheets

Visit these articles to learn how to protect cells and view protected cells or ranges.

How to Lock Cells in Google Sheets

How to View Protected Ranges in Google Sheets

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