How To Open Xlsb File In Google Sheets

If you have been looking for a guide on how to open XLSB files in Google Sheets, then you’ve come to the right place. XLSB files are Excel Binary Workbook files. These files are a type of Excel spreadsheet file developed by Microsoft. This guide will walk you through the steps on how to open such files in Google Sheets.

Step 1: Convert XLSB to a Supported Format

Google Sheets doesn’t directly support XLSB files. Therefore, you need to convert them to a supported format like XLSX or CSV. Here is how you can do this using Microsoft Excel:

  • Open your XLSB file using Microsoft Excel.
  • Click on File > Save As > Browse.
  • In the Save As dialog box, choose Excel Workbook (*.xlsx) or CSV (Comma delimited) (*.csv) as the file type.
  • Choose the location where you want to save your file, then click Save.

Step 2: Import the Converted File into Google Sheets

Now that you have converted your XLSB file to a supported format, you can import it into Google Sheets. Here is how:

  • Open Google Sheets and create a new blank spreadsheet.
  • Click on File > Open.
  • Go to the Upload tab, then click on Select a file from your device.
  • Navigate to the location of your converted file, select it, then click Open.

And voila! Your XLSB file is now open in Google Sheets. It’s as simple as that! It’s worth mentioning that while this method works for most XLSB files, those with complex features and macros might not be fully compatible with Google Sheets.

Stay tuned for more tips and tricks to help you navigate the world of spreadsheets and data analysis. Happy coding!