Create and rename documents, spreadsheets, and presentations

You can create and name documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in the Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides home screens. Your Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides are then available to edit, share, and work on with others.

Create a document, spreadsheet, or presentation

To create a new document, spreadsheet, or presentation:

  1. Open the Docs, Sheets, or Slides home screen that matches the type of file you want to create. For example, open Google Sheets to create a spreadsheet.
  2. Click the + button in the bottom-right corner of the screen.  This will create and open your new document, spreadsheet, or presentation.

You can also open up new documents, spreadsheets, and presentations straight from the following URLs:

Rename a document, spreadsheet, or presentation

When you create a new document, spreadsheet, or presentation, it’ll be named “Untitled” by default. To rename the file:

  1. Open the document, spreadsheet, or presentation.
  2. Go to the File menu.
  3. Select Rename.
  4. Type a name for your file.
  5. Click OK.

You can also edit the name by clicking the title displayed at the top of the page, and making your changes in the box that appears. Titles can be up to 255 characters long.

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