How to Save a Microsoft Word Document to Google Docs

by Adrian Grahams
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Google Docs is a free service that allows users to upload a range of document types -- including Microsoft Word documents -- to a secure online storage area. Google Docs allows you to share the documents with coworkers, business contacts and friends, and gives them the ability to view and edit the content on their own computers or smartphones. Saving a Microsoft Word document to Google Docs involves little more than logging into your Google Docs account and uploading the document directly from your computer's desktop or storage folder.

Step 1

Open your Web browser and navigate to the Google Docs Web page (see Resources).

Step 2

Enter your Google Docs username and password, and click "Sign In." Click the "Stay Signed In" checkbox if you don't want to enter your login details each time you upload or access a document.

Step 3

Click on "Docs List" in the Google Docs menu and then click the "Upload" button.

Step 4

Click "Browse." Select the Microsoft Word document that you want to upload from your computer.

Step 5

Click "Open" followed by "Upload."

Wait for Google Docs to import the Microsoft Word document from your computer. The document appears under "Docs List" when the process is finished.


  • Each document is limited to a maximum size of 1 MB.


  • In addition to Microsoft Word documents, you can upload text files and Web page documents from your computer to Google Docs.


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About the Author

Adrian Grahams began writing professionally in 1989 after training as a newspaper reporter. His work has been published online and in various newspapers, including "The Cornish Times" and "The Sunday Independent." Grahams specializes in technology and communications. He holds a Bachelor of Science, postgraduate diplomas in journalism and website design and is studying for an MBA.

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