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Google Docs - Create or Import Documents

How to import or create a new document in google docs

To Create a new document

You can create a new document right in Google Drive.

In Drive, click NewButton at the top left corner and select what kind of document you'd like to create.

Import and convert old documents to Docs

If you have existing text documents, such as Microsoft® Word® or Adobe® PDF files, you can import and convert them to Docs.

  1. Go to Google Drive.

  2. Click  NewButtonFile Upload and choose a document from your computer. Supported files include .doc, .docx, .dot, .html, plain text (.txt), .odt, and .rtf.

  3. Right-click the file you want to convert and select Open with > Google Docs.

Converting your document from another program creates a copy of your original file in Docs format. You can then edit it in your browser like any other document.

Have a Word document?

If you've already stored Microsoft Word documents in Drive, you can also update them without converting to Docs by clicking Open in Docs at the top of that opened document.

For assistance please contact the IT Help Desk by calling 573-341-4357 (HELP), visiting the IT Help Desk on the first floor of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library, or submitting a ticket online at:

Keywords:importing documents into google docs   Doc ID:61564
Owner:Connie G.Group:Missouri University of Science and Technology
Created:2016-03-04 12:52 CDTUpdated:2018-07-20 09:47 CDT
Sites:Missouri University of Science and Technology
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