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How to Email a Google Doc

How to Download and Email Documents in Google Docs

How to Email a Google Doc

You can distribute your Google Docs files by either downloading a copy or sending them via email.

Download a Document

When you download a Google Docs file to your computer, it's available offline in a format you can edit in another program.

  1. Click File on the menu bar.
  2. Select Download as.
  3. Select a file format.
    Download and Email Documents

The document is converted and saved to your Downloads folder.

Email a Document

If instead you want to send a copy of the file directly to someone, you can email it.

  1. Click File on the menu bar.
  2. Select Email as attachment.
    Download and Email Documents
  3. Select an attachment type.
  4. Add your email recipient(s).
  5. (Optional) Type a personalized message.
  6. Click Send.
    Download and Email Documents

The document is sent as an email attachment.

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