Get started with Docs
1. Create or import a document
To start, you need a document to work with.
In this section, you learn how to:
Choose an option:
If you have existing text documents, such as Microsoft® Word® or Adobe® PDF files, you can import and convert them to Docs.
- Go to Drive.
- Click NewFile Upload and choose a text document from your computer. Supported files include .doc, .docx, .dot, .html, plain text (.txt), .odt, and .rtf.
- Right-click the file you want to convert and select Open withGoogle Docs.
Converting your document from another program creates a copy of your original file in Docs format. You can then edit it in your browser like any other document.
Have a Word document?
If you've already stored Microsoft Word documents in Drive, you can also update them without converting to Docs.