Save a document, spreadsheet, or presentation

When you're online, your Google files will save as you type. If you aren't connected to the internet, you can set up offline access to save your changes.

Save as you go

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides automatically saves as you type. You don't need to click a save button.

Note: On Google Sheets, you need to click outside of the cell you're typing in to save.

Download a copy of your file

  1. Open a document, spreadsheet, or presentation.
  2. Click the File menu.
  3. Hover over Download as and choose one of the file types.
  4. The file will download to your computer using the selected file type.


Mary is a Docs & Drive expert and author of this help page. Leave her feedback below about the page.

Was this article helpful?