How To Download A Single Sheet From Google Sheets

Google Sheets is an excellent alternative to Microsoft Excel, offering almost all the features of Excel and adding a few unique ones of its own. However, one common question users often ask is – “Can I download just a single sheet from a Google Sheets document?” Well, the answer is yes, and in this blog post, I will guide you through the process.

Step by Step Guide on Downloading a Single Sheet From Google Sheets

Downloading a single sheet from a Google Sheets document is not as straightforward as downloading the entire document. With a few easy steps, you can save your desired sheet as a separate file on your device.

Step 1: Open the Desired Sheet

The first step, obviously, is to open the Google Sheets document and navigate to the specific sheet that you want to download.

Step 2: Create a New Spreadsheet

Once you have your desired sheet open, you need to create a new spreadsheet. This can be done by going to “File” > “New” > “Spreadsheet”.

Step 3: Copy the Contents

Go back to the original sheet you wish to download. Press CTRL+A (or CMD+A for Mac users) to select all contents of the sheet. Then, press CTRL+C (or CMD+C for Mac users) to copy.

Step 4: Paste Into New Spreadsheet

Switch to the new spreadsheet you created in Step 2, click on the first cell (A1), and press CTRL+V (or CMD+V for Mac users) to paste the copied contents.

Step 5: Download the New Spreadsheet

Now, all that’s left is to download this new spreadsheet that contains only your desired sheet. To do this, simply go to “File” > “Download,” and then choose your preferred file format (e.g., .xlsx, .ods, .csv, etc.).


There you have it – a step by step guide on how to download a single sheet from Google Sheets. It may seem a bit roundabout, but until Google introduces a way to directly download individual sheets, it’s the best we’ve got. With a bit of practice, these steps will become second nature, and you can easily manage your sheets in any way you want.

Happy data handling!