Google Docs

Google docs is an online program designed to create and edit text documents, which together with Google sheets and Google slides is included in G Suite, the set of intelligent Google apps from Google drive.

With Google Docs, you can create and edit text documents right in your web browser—no special software is required. People can work on documents at the same time. You can write reports, create project proposals, take meeting notes, and much more.


Create a new document

You can create a new document right in Google Docs or in Google Drive as follows:

  • In Google docs: click on the “Create new document” icon.

  • In Google drive: click “NEW” and then “Google Docs”.


Import an existing document

If you have existing text documents, such as Microsoft® Word® or Adobe® PDF files, you can import and convert them to Docs as follows:

  1. Go to Google Drive.

  2. Click New > File Upload and choose a text document from your computer. Supported files include .doc, .docx, .dot, .html, plain text (.txt), .odt, and .rtf.

  3. Right-click the file you want to convert and select  Open with > Google Docs.

As you convert your document from another program, a copy of your original file in Docs format is created. You can then edit it in your browser like any other document.

Edit and format a document

To add or edit the title or the text of your document, to change margins, colours and style, and to insert pictures, links, tables, etc. please see the official guide.


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