How To Type In Google Sheets

Google Sheets is a versatile tool that can help you with everything from budgeting to managing and organizing data. If you’re new to Google Sheets, it can seem a bit intimidating. However, with a bit of guidance, you’ll quickly get the hang of it. This guide will walk you through the basics of how to type in Google sheets.

Getting Started

To get started, you’ll need to open a new Google Sheets document. To do this, simply head to and click on the ‘+’ button to open a blank document.

Entering Text and Numbers

Google Sheets works much like a traditional spreadsheet. To begin entering data, simply click on a cell to select it and begin typing. When you’re done, hit Enter or Tab to move to the next cell. If you want to edit the contents of a cell, double click on the cell, make your changes and then hit Enter.

Entering Functions

One of the powerful features of Google Sheets is the ability to use functions. Functions are predefined formulas that perform calculations using specific values, called arguments, in a particular order, or structure. Functions can be used to perform simple or complex calculations.

To start entering a function, type an = sign in the cell and then the name of the function. For example, typing =SUM(A1:A10) will add up all numbers in cells A1 to A10.


Once you’ve typed your function, hit Enter to see the result.

Formatting Text

Google Sheets also allows you to format your text for better readibility. This includes bolding, italics, changing font color and size, and more.

To format text, select the cells you want to format, then choose the formatting you want from the toolbar at the top of the page. For example, to make text bold, select the text and then click the B button in the toolbar.

By getting comfortable with these basics, you’ll be well on your way to becoming proficient in Google Sheets. Remember, practice makes perfect. So don’t hesitate to experiment and learn as you go!