How Do You Create a Google Doc?


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Create new Google documents by logging into a personal Google Drive account, then using the Apps button to access the necessary tools. Google Docs allows users to save documents on the Google Drive cloud storage, with much of the same functionality as many local word processing programs. Your Google Drive account also allows you to import files for easy access and storage.

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  1. Open Google Drive

    Open the Google Drive by logging into a Google account or creating one. Click the Apps button at the top right of the screen, then click Drive.

  2. Click Create

    Click Create, then click Docs to open a Google Doc in a separate window.

  3. Name the document

    Type the document name in the title field and press Enter on the keyboard. Then, click in the document field and begin typing. The formatting options at the top of the window work the same as in other word processing programs; bold, italics, and underlining also function with keyboard shortcuts.

  4. Import files if necessary

    To import or upload a document, click the Upload button that looks like an up arrow right next to the Create button in the main Google Drive menu. It's possible to upload both .doc and .docx files, and they can be converted to Google Docs format for transfer.

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