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How to Save a Google Sheets File as CSV: A Step-by-Step Guide

Learn how to save a Google Sheets file as a CSV (Comma-Separated Values) file with this step-by-step guide.

Converting your spreadsheet to CSV format is useful for data sharing, compatibility with other applications, and data manipulation. Follow the simple instructions below to save your Google Sheets file as a CSV.

Step 1

Open Your Google Sheets Workbook

Begin by opening your Google Sheets worksheet. Locate the "File" tab at the top of your spreadsheet.

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Step 2

Access the "File" Menu

Click on the "File" tab to reveal a drop-down menu. From the menu, select the "Download" option.

Download File in Google Sheets

Step 3

Choose the CSV Format

Within the "Download" submenu, select the "Comma-separated values (.csv)" option. 

Download File in Comma-separated values (.csv) in Google Sheets

Step 4

Access the Downloaded CSV File

Once the download is complete, navigate to the folder on your computer where the file was saved. Your Google Sheets file is now available in CSV format.

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The CSV format is versatile and can be easily shared or imported into other applications. Whether working with data analysis tools or collaborating with others, converting to CSV ensures compatibility and seamless data integration.

Explore other ways to maximize your data in Google Sheets, such as utilizing various file types and creating visualizations. For more advanced data manipulation and analysis, consider exploring additional tools like LiveFlow to enhance your workflow and efficiency.

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