Get started with Docs

1. Create or import files

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To start, you need a file to work with.
 

In this section, you learn how to:

1.1 Create a new file
1.2 Import and convert existing files

1.1 Create a new file

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Choose an option:

  • From the Docs, Sheets, or Slides homepage: Click Create Plus .
  • In Drive, click Newand thenGoogle Docs/Sheets/Slidesand thenBlank document or From a template.

Create new docs

1.2 Import and convert existing files" "

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

  1. Go to Drive.
  2. Click Plus 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 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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