How To Create A Google Doc In Just 5 Simple Steps

Learning how to create a Google Doc is easier than it sounds! This great Google Drive program allows users to save files similar to Word Documents online safely and make collaboration with others seamless and easy to share. Follow these 5 simple steps and you’ll be saving and creating all of your files on Google Drive in no time.

Learn How To Create A Google Doc

Step 1: Sign In to Google Drive

Sign In to Google Drive | How To Create A Google Doc In Just 5 Simple Steps

In order for you to know how to create a Google Doc, you have to first log in to your Google Drive. Go to the Google Drive page and sign in to your account. If you’re already logged in to your Gmail account, then you can automatically access your Drive by clicking on the icon showing several small boxes. This can be located in the upper right corner of the page, beside your profile picture.

Tip: You can also go directly to the Google Docs page by clicking on the icon for it in your Gmail options.

Step 2: Create New Doc File

Create New Doc File | How To Create A Google Doc In Just 5 Simple Steps

From the main Google Drive page, click on the blue “New” button on the upper left side of the page. You will see the options to create new files of Spreadsheet, Slides, Forms, and Docs. Click on Google Docs to open your file in a new tab.

Step 3: Upload Existing Word File

Upload Existing Word File | How To Create A Google Doc In Just 5 Simple Steps

Now that you have your new file on another tab, you can start writing your document. If you already have an existing document that you want to save on Drive, you can also upload it as well.

Click on “File” on the upper left side of the page, then choose “Open.” This will open a new window with options for you to upload your existing file. Go to the “Upload” tab, click on “Select A File From Your Computer.” From there, you can look for the file you want to upload. You can also drag that file from your files folder to the window.

Step 4: Rename File

Rename File | How To Create A Google Doc In Just 5 Simple Steps

To easily look for your file in your Google Drive, you have to rename the file. To do this, go to the Untitled document section in the upper left corner of the page. Double click on it to rename the file.

You can also go to File and pick Rename from there. After renaming the file, you can now search for it among your saved documents on Drive.

Step 5: Save File

Save File | How To Create A Google Doc In Just 5 Simple Steps

When you work on Google Docs, you won’t have to save your files like you would on a Word Document. It has an autosave function that does it for you – how great is that? Not sure how to save Google Doc offline? Go to “Files” and click “Download as.” You can choose to download it as a Word Document (.docx), a PDF (.pdf), and even an EPUB document (.epub).

Additional Tips:

Use Templates

Use Templates | How To Create A Google Doc In Just 5 Simple Steps

Need an already existing template for your file? All you have to do is click on the Google Docs icon to access the templates gallery. You can pick through the hundreds of templates for resumes, project proposals, letters, book reports, and more.

Share File

Share File | How To Create A Google Doc In Just 5 Simple Steps

Done with your file? You can share it with other people. Just click on the blue “Share” button in the upper right corner of the page. Be sure to adjust the sharing settings to ensure your recipients have edit, comment, or view access to your document.

Now that you know how to create a Google Doc, find out what else you can do with the program! Watch the video below.

If you’ve mastered how to create a Google Doc, then you can start utilizing Drive for storing your files online. No more lost files on hard drives! You can just save your document as a Google Doc and search for it easily in your Drive.

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