Making documents publicly accessible from your Google Account is one of the simplest ways to let other people view your work. There are a couple of different ways that you can accomplish this, including an option to simply publish the document and generate a link that you can send to people.
If the document that you are trying to publish is a Google Sheets file, then you might be concerned about simply publishing it as a spreadsheet. Fortunately there are a couple of different file formats to which you can publish, including a PDF. Our tutorial below will walk you through the process of publishing a PDF version of your Sheets file to the Web so that you can share it with others in that format.
Publish as a PDF from Google Sheets
The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome browser. This guide assumes that you have already created a Google Sheets file that you wish to publish, and that it’s accessible from your Google Account. Once the document is published you will get a link that you can send to others so that they can download it.
Step 1: Sign into your Google Drive and open the Sheets file to publish.
Step 2: Select the File tab at the top of the window.
Step 3: Choose the Publish to the web option.
Step 4: Click the Web page dropdown menu, then choose the PDF document option.
Step 5: Copy the generated link and send it to your desired recipients.
Do you need to embed your document into a Web page instead? Find out how to get a Google file embed code so that the file can be displayed as part of the content on your website.
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