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After installing Google Drive for desktop, your Google Drive sầu appears as a virtual drive sầu on your PC so you can easily open and save Office documents on Google Drive. Dave sầu Johnson/Insider

How to lớn upload Office files to lớn Google Drive

If you have sầu Office documents stored locally on your computer, you can upload them to Google Drive for storage and online editing. There are a few ways to lớn vị this:

If you"ve sầu already installed Google Drive sầu for desktop (see the previous section), you can open the virtual Google Drive thư mục & the Office documents folders on the desktop & copy or move the files between the two locations.You can also upload the files via a website browser. Open Google Drive in a browser window. Click "New" và then choose "File upload." Select one or more files from your computer & they"ll be uploaded lớn your Google Drive sầu.Finally, you can drag and drop with a browser. xuất hiện Google Drive in a browser window. File the tệp tin or files you want to upload, & drag them khổng lồ the Google Drive in your browser. Release them in the folder you want khổng lồ store them in.

You can easily upload Office documents to lớn Google Drive sầu using a website browser. Dave Johnson/Insider

How to lớn edit Office documents in Google Drive

You can open any Office document in Google Drive. xuất hiện a Word file in Google Docs, for example, and Google will automatically import the tệp tin, usually retaining all formatting. When you vày this, multiple people can open and edit Office documents in Google Drive sầu simultaneously, as if it were an ordinary Google Doc.

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Moreover, if you later open that document in Office, it will retain all the edits & comments that were added in Google Drive.

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If you prefer to convert the tệp tin to a Google Doc permanently (in case you no longer use Microsoft Office), open the file in a Google Drive app và then clichồng "File." In the File menu dropdown, choose "Save As Google Docs" (or Google Sheets or Google Slides, depending upon which ứng dụng you are using).


You can save sầu an Office doc as a Google Doc. Dave Johnson/Insider

How to lớn nói qua a Google Doc with someone using Microsoft Office

If you are collaborating with someone who only uses Office, you can nội dung a Google Doc with that person in Office format.

mở cửa the tệp tin you want khổng lồ mô tả in a Google Drive tiện ích.Click "File," and in the dropdown thực đơn choose "Thư điện tử this tệp tin."In the email window, cliông xã the dropdown (it"s mix khổng lồ "PDF" by default) và choose "Microsoft Word."Address the email và cliông xã "Send."

If you need to tóm tắt a Google Doc with someone in an Office format, you can skết thúc it in the necessary format from Google Drive. Dave sầu Johnson/Insider
Dave sầu Johnson is a giải pháp công nghệ journalist who writes about consumer tech và how the industry is transforming the speculative world of science fiction into modern-day real life. Dave grew up in New Jersey before entering the Air Force to operate satellites, teach space operations, và do space launch planning. He then spent eight years as a content lead on the Windows team at Microsoft. As a photographer, Dave has photographed wolves in their natural environment; he"s also a scuba instructor và co-host of several podcasts. Dave sầu is the author of more than two dozen books và has contributed lớn many sites & publications including CNET, Forbes, PC World, How To Geek, & Insider.
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