How to Convert Word to Google Doc

Google Docs are a great option for teams that want to collaborate on a document in real time. Thankfully, you can now upload a Word document and convert it into a Google Doc with minimal hassle.

We’ll show you how to convert word to Google Doc, both on desktop and mobile.

Method 1: How to Convert a Word to Google Doc on Desktop

Step 1. Open and sign in using your Google account.

Step 2. Click on New in the left hand pane.

Step 3. Click on File upload and locate the Word document you want to convert to a Google Doc.

Step 4. Your file will now be stored in Google Drive.

Step 5. To open it, right click on the document, click on Open with and choose Google Docs from the drop-down menu.

Step 6. You now need to make sure the document is saved in the right file format. To convert it, click on File in the top left hand corner and then Save as Google Docs. 

Method 2: How to Convert a Word to Google Doc on Mobile

Step 1. Open your Google Drive app on your smartphone.

Step 2. Tap the + Icon in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.

Step 3. Tap the Upload icon.

Step 4. Locate the Word document by selecting Browse. 

Step 5. Select the Word document you want to convert.

Step 6. A pop-up will appear, reading “All pending uploads have completed.”

Step 7. Tap Locate. 

Step 8. Tap on the document, which will now open in Google Docs.

Step 9. To make sure it’s saved in the right file format, tap the three dots in the top right hand

corner of the screen and select Share and export. 

Step 10. Select Save as Google Docs file. 

In Summary

Whether using your smartphone or desktop, converting Word files to Google Docs isn’t too time-consuming or complicated. Now, you can collaborate with your co-workers on the same document on any device.

Additional Reading: How to Chat on Google Docs


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