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To start, you need a file to work with.
 

In this section, you learn how to:

Create a new file

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Choose an option:

  • In Docs, click Create "".
  • In Drive, click New and then next to Google Docs, point to the Right arrow""and click Blank document or From a template.

Import and convert existing files

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If you have existing files, you can import and convert them to Docs, Sheets, or Slides.

  1. Go to Drive.
  2. Click Newand thenFile Upload.
  3. Choose the file you want to import from your computer to add it to Drive.
  4. In the Upload complete window, click Show file location "".
  5. Right-click the file and select Open withand thenGoogle Docs/Sheets/Slides.

Converting your file from another program creates a copy of your original file in a Docs, Sheets, or Slides format. You can then edit the file in your browser.

Have a Microsoft file?

If you've already stored Microsoft files in Drive, you can also update them without converting them.

Import and convert docs


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