What If I Don’t Have Microsoft Excel?

Presently, we require an Excel file for the jobs to be uploaded. While Microsoft ExcelGoogle Sheets and Apple Numbers are all spreadsheet programs, they’re not so great at communicating with each other.

So, how do we fix this? Easy! We’ll go through the options you have, program by program.

Google Sheets

If you use Google Sheets (link), it’s super easy to save your spreadsheet as an Excel file (If you haven’t made a Google account, you can easily create one).

Simply download and save your file as an “Microsoft Excel (.xlsx)” file. You can then use that file when uploading to the Go People system.

Apple Numbers

If you use Apple Numbers, saving your spreadsheet as an Excel file is not hard. You just have to make sure you don’t save your spreadsheet as the default option (which is an Apple file, not an Excel file).

Instead of pressing ‘Save’ in the file menu, scroll down to ‘Export To’ and choose ‘Excel’. Like so:

You can then use that file when uploading to the Go People system.

I Have Microsoft Excel, But It’s An Old Version

There’s a slight difference between new and old versions of Microsoft Excel. The default file type (that is, the three or four letters at the end of a computer file, like .mp3 or .png) for old versions is .xls, whereas for new versions it’s .xlsx

Why there is a difference isn’t important; all that is important is that there is a difference.

Below is a screenshot from a recent version of Excel; if you can’t see the top option (highlighted by the big red arrow), then you probably have an old version.

If you can only see .xls, to get it to .xlsx this is what you have to do:

  1. Save your spreadsheet as an .xls;
  2. Upload your .xls file to a new file in Google Sheets;
  3. Re-save your new Google Sheets file as a .xlsx (refer to steps above);

That’s all you have to do! You can then use that file when uploading to the Go People system.

Nick Hartman is the Marketing and Communications Manager for Go People. The prospect of seamless, same day deliveries excites him and he hopes Go People will one day achieve that. Outside of making the delivery world a better place, you can often see him down at the SCG taking high class photos for his Instagram page.


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