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

How lớn upload Office files to Google Drive

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

If you"ve already installed Google Drive for desktop (see the previous section), you can xuất hiện the virtual Google Drive folder and the Office documents folders on the desktop & copy or move the files between the two locations.You can also upload the files via a web browser. Mở cửa Google Drive in a browser window. Click "New" và then choose "File upload." Select one or more files from your computer và they"ll be uploaded lớn your Google Drive.Finally, you can drag and drop with a browser. Open Google Drive in a browser window. Tệp tin the file or files you want lớn upload, và 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 using a web browser. Dave Johnson/Insider

How lớn edit Office documents in Google Drive

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

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

If you prefer to lớn convert the file to a Google Doc permanently (in case you no longer use Microsoft Office), open the file in a Google Drive app & then click "File." In the file menu dropdown, choose "Save As Google Docs" (or Google Sheets or Google Slides, depending upon which phầm mềm you are using).

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

How to giới thiệu a Google Doc with someone using Microsoft Office

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

Open the file you want to cốt truyện in a Google Drive app.Click "File," & in the dropdown thực đơn choose "Email this file."In the thư điện tử window, click the dropdown (it"s set lớn "PDF" by default) & choose "Microsoft Word."Address the e-mail and click "Send."
If you need to mô tả a Google Doc with someone in an Office format, you can send it in the necessary format from Google Drive. Dave Johnson/Insider
Dave Johnson is a technology 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, and 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 and co-host of several podcasts. Dave is the author of more than two dozen books & has contributed to lớn many sites & publications including CNET, Forbes, PC World, How khổng lồ Geek, and Insider.
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