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Do your templates work with Google Sheets or OpenOffice?

  • Updated on March 10, 2022
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We develop and test our templates only for Microsoft Excel.

Some of our simple templates may work in other spreadsheet software as well. But we cannot guarantee if all the features will work though, as we don’t test them in Google Sheets or OpenOffice. Especially our complex templates which include VBA code will NOT work correctly in these software (you can check the features summary section on the product page to see if VBA is included for that template).

But Google Sheets allow us to work on the same file with colleagues..

Yes, we know Excel is still not good at simultaneous editing. Even though we don’t build and test our templates for simultaneous use, you can try uploading your workbooks to Excel Online (a.k.a. OneDrive) and check if that works for you. Excel Online allows simultaneous editing like Google Sheets. However, VBA is not supported here either.

We use one of your templates every day and love it! Isn’t there any way to convert it to Google Sheets?

Instead of VBA, Google Sheets use Apps Script. These are different languages so this conversion will need custom development. For simple templates, this can be a quick and easy job. However, since some VBA methods and properties don’t have a direct equivalent in Google Apps Script, for some complex templates (like Automatic Org Chart Generator) this conversion can get quite tricky.

Do you plan to develop Google Sheets templates?

Yes! This is actually on our to-do list. Google Sheets versions of our amazing Excel templates are coming soon :) stay tuned…

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