Opening a file lets you resume working on a document that you have saved from earlier or that someone else has created and shared with you.
You can open Google Docs files from within a Google Drive window.
The document opens in its own tab.
If you don't have a Google Drive tab open, you can browse for and open documents from within a Google Docs window.
- Click File on the menu bar.
- Select Open.
A dialog box opens, where you have a few ways to find a document to open.
- Search for a file name in the search field.
- Browse through the folders in your Google Drive.
- Click a tab to view your Shared With Me, Starred, or Recent files.
The selected document opens in its own tab.