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Edit Google Drive documents offline

Using Google Drive, you can read and edit your saved Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings documents when you're offline.

Turn on Google Drive offline

To save your Google Drive documents for offline use:

  1. If you haven't already, sign in to your Chromebook.
  2. Make sure that your Chromebook is connected to the web.
  3. Open Chrome .
  4. Go to drive.google.com.
  5. In the upper right corner, click the settings icon Settings > Settings.
  6. In the "Offline" area, check the box for Sync Google Docs, Sheets, Slides & Drawings files to this computer so that you can edit offline.
  7. Click Done.
  8. Wait for a few minutes. Your Chromebook will automatically save your Google Drive documents so you can read or edit them when you're offline. If you have a lot of files, you might see a message that your files are syncing.

Turn off Google Drive offline

To turn off Google Drive offline and remove the synced files from your Chromebook:

  1. If you haven't already, sign in to your Chromebook.
  2. Make sure that your Chromebook is connected to the web.
  3. Open Chrome .
  4. Go to drive.google.com.
  5. In the upper right corner, click the settings icon Settings > Settings.
  6. In the "Offline" area, uncheck the box.
  7. Click Done.

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