Get started with Docs

Overview: What can you do with Docs?

Switching from a different document program?

See Switching to Docs from Microsoft Word instead.

Get Docs: Web (, or iOS

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Use docsWrite reports, create joint project proposals, keep track of meeting notes, and more.

With Google Docs, you can create and edit text documents right in your web browser—no special software is required. Even better, multiple people can work at the same time, you can see people’s changes as they make them, and every change is saved automatically.

What you need:
10 minutes
Account A G Suite accountDon't have one? Sign up.

Get Docs: Web (, or iOS

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Table of contents

Section 1: Create or import

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

Section 2: Edit and format

2.1 Add and edit text
2.2 Customize your document
2.3 Add pictures, links, tables, and more
2.4 Create page columns

Section 3: Share and collaborate

3.1 Share documents
3.2 Unshare documents
3.3 Add comments and replies
3.4 Suggest edits
3.5 Chat with people directly

Section 4: Print and download

4.1 Print your document
4.2 Download versions in other formats
4.3 Make a copy in Docs
4.4 Email a copy as an attachment

Section 5: Access your calendar, notes, and tasks

5.1 Open your Google Calendar and events
5.2 Open notes in Google Keep
5.3 Open your to-do lists in Google Tasks

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