Unlocking the Power of ChatGPT: Boosting Your Productivity with GPT for Sheets and Docs

Sep 7, 2023


Imagine harnessing the power of ChatGPT, OpenAI's revolutionary language model, directly within your Google Sheets. With the "GPT for Sheets and Docs" extension, you can effortlessly integrate GPT technology into your spreadsheets, simplifying complex formulas and automating tedious text-based tasks. In this guide, we will walk you through the process of setting up and utilizing GPT for Sheets and Docs, empowering you to supercharge your productivity.

Installing and Activating the GPT for Sheets and Docs Extension

To get started with GPT for Sheets and Docs, you'll need to install the extension from the Google Workspace Marketplace. Follow these steps:

  1. Open a new Google Sheets spreadsheet.

  2. Click on Extensions > Add-ons > Get Add-ons.

  3. Search for "GPT for Sheets and Docs" in the Google Workspace Marketplace.

  4. Select the GPT for Sheets and Docs extension and click on Install, then Continue.

  5. Grant the extension access to modify your spreadsheets by selecting your Google account and tapping Allow.

Creating an OpenAI API Key

To activate the GPT for Sheets and Docs extension, you will need an OpenAI API key. Follow these steps to generate your API key:

  1. Sign up for an account on the OpenAI website if you haven't already.

  2. Log in to your OpenAI account and navigate to the API keys page.

  3. Click on the "Create new Secret key" button.

  4. Your API key will be generated. Copy it to your clipboard and keep it secure.

Activating the GPT for Sheets and Docs Extension

Once you have your API key, follow these steps to activate the GPT for Sheets and Docs extension:

  1. Open a new Google Sheets spreadsheet or reload the currently opened file.

  2. Navigate to Extensions > GPT for Sheets™ and Docs™ > Set API key.

  3. Paste your OpenAI API key into the API input field and click on Check to verify its validity.

  4. Save the API key to proceed.

Utilizing GPT-Powered Functions in Google Sheets

Now that the GPT for Sheets and Docs extension is activated, you can leverage GPT-powered functions to streamline various tasks within your spreadsheets.

  1. Generating Text: Use the =GPT() function to generate text based on ChatGPT prompts. For example, enter =GPT('Write a short story about Snapchat') in a cell to populate it with a story about Snapchat. You can also reference a cell containing the prompt by using the formula =GPT(A1).

  2. Translating Text: Translate text within your spreadsheet using the GPT_TRANSLATE function. Input the desired text, target language, and source language to receive the translation.

  3. Summarizing Text: Summarize text quickly by wrapping a summarization prompt with the base =GPT() function or using the =GPT_SUMMARIZE function.

  4. Classifying Text: Utilize the =GPT_CLASSIFY function to automate text classification and labeling tasks, such as sentiment analysis or categorizing data.

  5. Creating Data Tables: Effortlessly create data tables using the =GPT_TABLE function. Specify your desired table structure, and let GPT handle the rest.

  6. Copying Text Formatting: Copy text formatting easily using the =GPT_FILL function. Define a few examples of the desired formatting, and let GPT replicate it throughout your spreadsheet.

  7. Extracting Data: Extract specific data types from mixed-up text using the =GPT_EXTRACT function. Specify the data type and the cell containing the text to extract, and GPT will populate the designated cells accordingly.

Boost Your Productivity with ChatGPT Prompts in Google Sheets

The integration of GPT for Sheets and Docs opens up a world of possibilities for enhancing your productivity. Whether you need text generation, translation, summarization, or data manipulation, GPT-powered functions can streamline your workflow and save valuable time.

Experimentation and creativity are key to unlocking the full potential of GPT for Sheets and Docs. Explore the capabilities of ChatGPT prompts within your spreadsheets and discover innovative ways to optimize your work.


With GPT for Sheets and Docs, the powerful features of ChatGPT are now at your fingertips within Google Sheets. By following the simple installation and activation process outlined in this guide, you can leverage GPT-powered functions to automate complex tasks and revolutionize your productivity. Embrace the possibilities and unleash the true potential of ChatGPT in your spreadsheet endeavors.