On this page
Create or import a document
Create and name your document
You can also create a document from a template.
At the top of the page, click Untitled document and enter a new title.
Import and convert an existing document
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.
If you have existing files, you can import and convert them to Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
- Go to Drive.
- Click NewFile Upload.
- Choose the file you want to import from your computer to add it to Drive.
- In the Upload complete window, click Show file location .
- Right-click the file and select Open withGoogle Docs/Sheets/Slides.
Have a Microsoft file?
If you've already stored Microsoft files in Drive, you can also update them without converting them.
Update a document
Add or edit text
Just click in the page and start typing.
Format your document
Depending on what you want to change, choose an option:
- To customize margins, page color, and orientation, click FilePage setup.
- To customize text, images, tables, and more, use the toolbar options.
Note: Some options only appear for certain types of content, such as tables or images.
|Undo or redo your last changes or print your document.|
|Check spelling and grammar.|
|Copy formatting from any text and apply it to another selection of text.|
|Normal text | Arial | 10||Change the style, font, or font size.|
|Make text bold, in italics, or underlined or change the text color.|
|Add or change the text highlight color.|
|Insert a link, comment, or image.|
|Change the text alignment.|
|Change the line spacing or add a checklist, bullets, or numbers.|
|Change the text indentation.|
|Remove text formatting.|
|Table and image options|
|Add background color to a table or change the border color, width, or style.|
|Crop an image.|
|Image options…||Change the color, transparency, brightness, or contrast.|
|Replace image||Replace an existing image with a new one.|
Add pictures, links, tables, and more
The Insert menu lets you add different features to your document. Here are the highlights:
Image—Insert an image from your computer, the web, Drive, and more.
Table—Select the number of columns and rows to create a table.
Drawing—Create shapes, pictures, and diagrams right in your document.
Link—Add a link to another page or to a header or bookmark in the same document.
Bookmark—Add shortcuts to specific places within your document.
Table of contents—Create an auto-generated table of contents that links to each heading in your document that has a heading style applied.
Print your document from Chrome browser
- On your computer, open a document in Google Docs.
- Click File Print.
- In the window that opens, choose your print settings.
- Click Print.
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