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File Management

How to Manage Google Docs Files

File Management

As you work with Google Docs, at some point you will need to do some document management to keep your documents organized. Normally you manage your documents in Google Drive, but you can also do some basic document management inside Docs as well.

Rename a Document

  1. Click the document name near the top of the screen.
  2. Edit the document name.
  3. Press Enter.
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Even if you change a document's name, its URL stays the same, so anyone you might have shared the document with won't lose their access to it.

Star a Document

If you're working with a lot of documents, you can mark some documents as more important than others.

  1. Click the star icon next to the document name.
  2. To remove any starred documents, simply click the star again.

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Copy a Document

If you want to use some of the content from an existing document to create a new document, you can create a copy.

  1. Click File from the menu bar.
  2. Select Make a copy.
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  4. Enter a Name for the copied document.
  5. (Optional) Specify the Folder where you want to save the copied document.
  6. Click OK.
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Google creates and displays the copied document.

Move a Document

You can also move a document to a new folder in Google Drive.

  1. Click File from the menu bar
  2. Select Move to.
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  4. Navigate to the desired folder.
  5. Click Move here.
  6. You can also move documents by clicking the folder icon next to the document name.

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Delete a Document

Finally, you can delete a document if you no longer need it.

  1. Click File from the menu bar.
  2. Select Move to trash.
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Google deletes the document and moves it to the trash in Google Drive.

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