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Convert Word to Google Doc

How to Upload and Convert Documents in Google Docs

Convert Word to Google Doc

You can upload new documents directly to Google Docs and convert the files into Google Docs files.

Upload a Document

In addition to creating new documents directly, you can upload existing documents that you can open in Google Docs.

  1. Click New.
  2. Select File upload.
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    Now select a document to upload. Google Docs will be able to convert most types of documents, including Microsoft Word documents, PDF files, and Rich Text documents.

  3. Select a document to upload.
  4. Click Open.
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The file is uploaded and appears in Google Drive.

Convert a Document

Once a file is uploaded, you can preview the original file and convert it to a Google Docs format.

  1. Double-click an uploaded document.
    Upload and Convert Documents
  2. While previewing a document, you can choose to comment on it, print it, download it, and more.

  3. Click Open with Google Docs.
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  4. Though you’re viewing the document in Docs, you can see by the .DOCX file extension that it’s still in the Word format.

  5. Click File on the menu bar.
  6. Select Save as Google Docs.
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You can see that the original Word document and the converted Docs file are both saved to Google Drive.

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