How to: Using Google Docs to Edit Word Files


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If you do not have access to Microsoft Word, you can use Google Docs to edit and or create your documents. The following documentation outlines the process:To start you will need to change a setting in your Google Drive to handle Word files correctly. Login to your Google Drive account and click the settings icon:

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In the Settings window, make sure the “Convert uploaded files to Google Docs editor format” is checked:

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Now when you upload an existing Word Document you can edit it in Google Docs. To start, click the “New” button in your Google Drive and “File upload”:

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Locate the Word Document on your computer, select it and open:

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Google Drive will show the document uploading and converted:

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Your converted Document will be available in your drive for you to edit:

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Once you have made your edits if you need to turn in a Word Document you can download your edited work in Microsoft Word format:

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That is all there is to it!

 

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