How to Create a Website on Google Docs

by Laurie Rappeport

Most people who create a professional or business website spend considerable amounts of time and resources on its creation. They need the tools that a web builder program and web host offer. Others, however, may wish to put up a simple website, perhaps with personal, family or community information, that does not demand a professional web host or web builder program. Google Documents offers such an option.

Click "Create an Account" on the Gmail homepage and submit the required personal and contact information. Enter the security code and open the new account's Gmail homepage.

Click "Documents" on the upper-left side of the Gmail homepage.

Click the "Create New" button at the upper-left of the menu on the left side of the screen. Click "Document" from the drop-down menu.

Create the document. Type in your text, formatting it with tools on the "Format" button on the toolbar. Insert links, pictures, drawings and tables by using the "Insert" button on the toolbar and clicking on the chosen item to insert from the drop-down menu. Click "Saved" when you have completed the document.

Click the "Share" button on the upper right-hand side of the screen, above the document window. Click "Publish as a Web Page" from the drop-down menu.

Click "Publish Document" on the "How to Create a Website on Google Docs" page. The document will publish as a website with a unique URL, which the document creator may send to other individuals who wish to see the Google document website.

Tip

  • Click the box next to "Automatically re-publish when changes are made" if you wish the website to update whenever you make changes.

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Laurie Rappeport is a writer and blogger with more than 10 years of experience. Her areas of expertise are in education, child development, travel, pets, nutrition and health for Demand Studios and a major travel website. Rappeport holds a Master of Arts degree from Wayne State University.

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