How do you create a new sheet in a spreadsheet program?

Let’s use an example to illustrate how to get started using spreadsheets. 

Imagine you’re running a small store and want to track your inventory in a spreadsheet. You already have a sheet for January, and now you want to create a new sheet for February. 

Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating a new sheet in a spreadsheet program, such as Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets: 

  1. Open your spreadsheet program and either create a new document or open an existing one.
  2. Look toward the bottom of the spreadsheet window. You’ll see tabs representing each sheet in your workbook. For example, your first sheet might be called “January Inventory.”
  3. To create a new sheet, simply click on the “+” button (a plus sign) located next to the existing sheet tabs. This button is usually found at the screen’s bottom left corner in Microsoft Excel and at the bottom right corner in Google Sheets.
  4. A new sheet will be added with a default name like “Sheet2” or “February Inventory,” depending on the program. You can now click on the new sheet tab to start working on it.
  5. To rename the new sheet, right-click (or double-click, depending on the program) on the new sheet tab, and select “Rename” from the context menu that appears. Type in the new name, for example, “February Inventory,” and press “Enter.” 

Now, you’ve successfully created a new sheet in your spreadsheet program! You can use this new sheet to track your store’s inventory for February or any other data you’d like to organize. Happy spreadsheeting!