How to Import Convert Microsoft Word Documents to Docs or Drive

Import and convert ms word to Google docs drive
Import and convert ms word to Google docs drive

Let’s teach you how to import or convert or upload one or more Microsoft Word files to Google Docs. If you are new to Google Docs then you will become able to use it. If that is the problem then you can upload or import all MS word documents before you can see them.  While it cannot support some of the latest formatting and functions of Word files, it works great.

Read: Google Docs the Definitive Guide for Beginner

How to Convert an MS Word File to Google Docs or Drive

If you want to import or convert or upload an MS word file you can use either Google Drive or Docs to import or upload your documents. In both methods, you can directly drop and drag a document from your PC or Laptop into the web browser for easy and quick uploads. You can upload all of your files to Drive houses, but for convenience’s sake, when you ahead to the Google Docs home page then it will show you only document-type files.

Steps to Import or Convert Word Documents to Google Docs

  1. Go to your Google Drive
  2. Then click on the Folder icon from the top right side
  3. Next, click on the Upload tab
  4. Docs will open it Automatically when the Word file upload completely and will ready for you
  5. Click on the Upload Complete notification from the bottom right side
  6. Now Go top of the document click on the Open With and select Google Docs option
  7. You can also click on the Recent from the left side & Right-click on the blue W file and select Open With and choose Google Docs option
  8. Alternatively, search your File by name then double click on blue W next to file name from the Docs homepage and click on open with and select Google Docs.
  9. After that, you can edit, share, and collaborate that Word document
  10. Now click either to see the Word file or edit it in Docs
  11. Go to File Menu and select Save as Google Docs option
Click on New with Plus iCon in Google Drive
Click on New with Plus iCon in Google Drive
Click on File Upload or Folder upload MS Word Documents
Click on File Upload or Folder upload MS Word Documents
Choose Word Documents and Click Open option
Choose Word Documents and Click Open option
Press Upload Complete Notification
Press Upload Complete Notification
Press the Open With Arrow and Select Google Docs
Press the Open With Arrow and Select Google Docs
Go Recent, Right-Click on W Blue File and Select Open With Google Docs
Go Recent, Right-Click on W Blue File and Select Open With Google Docs
Select the Recent option and Double Click on W File
Select the Recent option and Double Click on W File
Go to File Menu and Select Save as Google Docs
Go to File Menu and Select Save as Google Docs

How to Download an Edited Google Doc File on Your Device

Once you finish the editing with the document file and want to download it back into different formats. Then you will need to follow the below steps:

  1. Click on the File menu if the document open currently
  2. You can also Right-Click on the File or Document
  3. Select the Download option from the menu
    • DOCX or PDF
    • ODT, TXT, HTML or EPUB format
  4. Choose the Format from sub-menu as you wish to download file
  5. The file will auto and directly download to your save file location to your pc from your browser.
Select the File Menu, Download and Choose Format
Select the File Menu, Download and Choose Format

Alternative Ways to Convert MS Word File to Google Docs

Let’s show an alternative way to open an MS word document to a blank document of Google docs in the following step.

First Way to Import MS Word Document to Docs

  1. Log in into your Google Account
  2. Open a New Blank document either from Google App, Drive or Docs.new
  3. Click on the File menu at the top of docs blank document
  4. Select the Open option from the menu
  5. You can also hit the keys Ctrl+O on your keyboard
  6. Click on the Upload option from the upper right side in the Open a file window
  7. Now you can Drag a file directly or Select a file from your device or Computer
  8. Choose the Word file from your PC
  9. After that click on Open option
  10. Again select Open option
  11. The Word File will convert to the Google Docs file automatically
  12. You can access from the Google Drive folder or Google Docs any time
Open Blank docs, Go to File, Open a File
Open Blank docs, Go to File, Open a File
Click on Upload tab and Drag or Select Word documents
Click on Upload tab and Drag or Select Word documents
Choose Word Documents and Click Open option
Choose Word Documents and Click Open option
File Convert Automatically to Docs document
File Convert Automatically to Docs document

Second Way to Convert or Import MS Word Documents to Docs

Another way to send Word file to your Google Docs in the following steps:

  1. Log in to your Google Account with your chrome browser
  2. Go to the rights side of Google App between Images and Profile photo
  3. Scroll down and click on the Docs icon from google apps or click on the
  4. Then Google Docs will open on your browser
  5. Scroll to the Open File picker or Folder icon and click on it
  6. Now Open a File window will open and select the Upload option (You will see Drive, Shared with me, Starred, Recent, and Upload options)
  7. Now you can Drag a file directly or Select a file from your device or Computer
  8. Choose the Word file from your PC
  9. After that click on Open option
  10. Again select Open option
  11. The Word File will convert to the Google Docs file automatically
  12. You can access from the Google Drive folder or Google Docs any time
Click on the Google Apps and select Docs
Click on the Google Apps and select Docs
Click on the Open File picker or File icon
Click on the Open File picker or File icon
Click on Upload tab and Drag or Select Word documents
Click on Upload tab and Drag or Select Word documents
Choose Word Documents and Click Open option
Choose Word Documents and Click Open option
File Convert Automatically to Docs document
File Convert Automatically to Docs document

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