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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 xuất hiện and save Office documents on Google Drive. Dave Johnson/Insider

How to upload Office files to lớn Google Drive

If you have Office documents stored locally on your computer, you can upload them to Google Drive for storage và online editing. There are a few ways to bởi 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 và copy or move the files between the two locations.You can also upload the files via a web 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.Finally, you can drag and drop with a browser. Open Google Drive in a browser window. File the file or files you want to upload, & drag them to lớn the Google Drive in your browser. Release them in the thư mục you want khổng lồ store them in.

You can easily upload Office documents khổng lồ Google Drive 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 tệp tin in Google Docs, for example, & Google will automatically import the file, usually retaining all formatting. When you bởi this, multiple people can open and edit Office documents in Google Drive simultaneously, as if it were an ordinary Google Doc.

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

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 click "File." In the tệp tin menu dropdown, choose "Save As Google Docs" (or Google Sheets or Google Slides, depending upon which ứng dụng 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 giới thiệu a Google Doc with that person in Office format.

Open the tệp tin you want to tóm tắt in a Google Drive app.Click "File," & in the dropdown thực đơn choose "Email this file."In the e-mail window, click the dropdown (it"s set khổng lồ "PDF" by default) và choose "Microsoft Word."Address the thư điện tử and click "Send."
If you need to cốt truyện 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 giải pháp công nghệ journalist who writes about consumer tech & 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 lớn operate satellites, teach space operations, and do space launch planning. He then spent eight years as a nội dung lead on the Windows team at Microsoft. As a photographer, Dave has photographed wolves in their natural environment; he"s also a scuba instructor & co-host of several podcasts. Dave is the tác giả of more than two dozen books và has contributed to lớn many sites & publications including CNET, Forbes, PC World, How khổng lồ Geek, and Insider.
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