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How to Share Google Docs

How to Share Documents in Google Docs

How to Share Google Docs

It’s easy to share a document with other people from within Docs; for example, you can send a sharing invitation to colleagues that gives them access to view or edit the file.

Share a Document

  1. Click the Share button.
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  2. Enter the email address(es) for the people you want to share with.

    Sharing a document with someone else usually gives them editing priviliges.

  3. Click the Permissions list arrow.
  4. Select a permissions level.
    • Can edit: Anyone who has been invited to the document can make changes and share the file with others.
    • Can comment: Anyone who has been invited is able to make comments and suggestions but can’t make changes or share the file with others.
    • Can view: Anyone who has been invited is only able to view the document, not make changes or share the file with others.
  5. Click Send.
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An email invitation is sent, and the document is now added to the Google Drive of everyone you shared it with.

Change Share Settings

  1. Click the Share button.
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  2. Click Advanced.
    Share Documents

    Here you see a list of everyone the document is shared with, as well as their permissions.

  3. Click the permissions button for the person whose permissions you want to change.
  4. Select a permissions level.
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  5. Click Save changes.
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  6. Click Done.
    Share Documents

The Share settings are changed to the permissions level you specified.

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