For some operations with ScanPower, it is essential to be able to perform basic spreadsheet operations. Most of the time these operations only include simple data entry and will be easily accomplished by anyone with basic computer skills. While it can still be intimidating it is important to remember that there are many ways to accomplish most everyday computer tasks, without the need for expensive software.

In this Article we are going to go over creating a spreadsheet in Google Drive, a free tool from Google that allows you to do many tasks that required specialized software in the past.

First, if you have not already done so at some point, go to and sign up for a free gmail account.

To do this, go to, click on create an account, then pick an email and fill out the information they want. Your current email address and phone number are optional but are for recovery purposes so add them if you see fit, but don't feel that you have to.

Once you that you will see a button in the upper right hand corner that looks like this:

If you click this, you will get a menu that looks like this:

Click the bottom-center option for drive.

On the new page that opens up, you will get a few options.

To create a new project, click on the red NEW button in the upper left hand corner then select Google Sheets from the menu that appears.

You will then have a spreadsheet that you can use for the various spreadsheet operations required by ScanPower.

When you are ready to save the file to your computer, click File in the upper left hand corner, then click download as.

Then choose your filename and destination, and it will save to your computer!