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Work on Google Docs, Sheets, & Slides offline

If you aren't connected to the Internet, you can still create, view, and edit files on:

  • Google Docs
  • Google Sheets
  • Google Slides

Turn on offline for Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides

You can save the most recently opened documents on your computer. To turn on offline access:

  1. Open the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides home screen.
  2. In the top left, click Menu Menu.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Next to "Offline," make sure the the switch is on On.
  5. When you turn on offline access for Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Drive, it will be turned on for the others, too.

Make specific files available offline

Your most recent files will be automatically saved offline. To manually select files to save offline:

  1. Follow the steps above to turn on offline access in Google Drive.
  2. Open the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides home screen.
  3. On the file you want to use offline, click More More.
  4. Click Available offline. A checkmark will appear in the bottom left corner to show that the file is available offline.

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