Get started with Docs

1. Create or import a document

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To start, you need a document to work with.

In this section, you learn how to:

1.1 Create a new document
1.2 Import and convert old documents to Docs

1.1 Create a new document

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Choose an option:

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

Create new docs

1.2 Import and convert old documents to Docs" "

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

  1. Go to Drive.
  2. Click Newand thenFile 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 withand thenGoogle 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.

Import and convert docs

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