Save a document, spreadsheet, or presentation

You never need to save Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides because when you’re online, your Google files will automatically save as you type. You can even have your work saved without an Internet connection if you set up offline access for your documents.

Save a copy of a file

At any point while editing, you have the option of downloading a copy of a file to your computer.

  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.

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