Tuesday, April 14, 2015

How To Share Doc in Google Drive and Upload/Convert Documents

Sharing a document with a colleague and or student with Google Drive is very simple.  As we move towards using Google full time, many of us must upload and convert Word documents that are saved on our computers.  Please follow the steps below to upload, convert and share

  1. Open Google Drive
  2. Click New 
  3. Select File Upload
  4. A window will popup where you can select files stored on your computer 
  5. Select the file and click open.
  6. The file will now be in your Drive
  7. Right click on the file, click Share, type in the email address of the person you'd like to share with, select the permissions and click Done. 
  8. You are able to convert Word to Google Docs and Google Docs to Word.
  9. Double click the Word document you'd like to convert to Google Docs. 
  10. Click Open With and select Google Docs.
  11. The file will open in another tab as a Google Docs format.
  12. To covert from Google Docs to Word, open a Google Doc file.
  13. Click File
  14. Move cursor over Download as.
  15. Select Microsoft Word and the file will download to your computer's Downloads folder as a Microsoft Word format

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