How to upload a google doc

ByLance T. Lee

May 15, 2022

With the Google Docs download option, you can download any or all of the documents from the cloud to your desktop and mobile devices in different formats. These formats include popular formats such as PDF and Microsoft Word (DOCX). We’ll show you how to do that.

In Google Docs on your desktop and Android phone, you can download your documents in any format you want. On an iPhone or iPad, however, you can only make your documents available for offline use. This basically means that you can’t technically download the files, but make them available for offline viewing in the Google Docs app.

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Download a Google document on computer

To download your documents to your desktop, first launch your favorite web browser on your computer and open Google Docs. Log in to your account if you haven’t already.

On the Docs site, open the document you want to save to your computer.

When the document is launched, from the menu bar, select File > Download. Then choose the format in which you want to download your document.

Your computer’s standard “Registration” window will open. Here, choose the folder where you want to save your document, then click “Save”.

Your Google Doc has been successfully downloaded to your computer for offline use. You are ready.

Download multiple or all Google Docs

If you want to upload multiple documents at once, go to Google Drive, select the documents to download, right-click on a document and choose “Download”. Your files will be downloaded in Microsoft Word (DOCX) format.

That’s all we can say about it. Enjoy!

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Save a Google Doc on Android

On Android, use the free google docs app to download your documents in different file formats.

To do this, first launch Google Docs on your phone. Then tap on the document you want to download.

On the document screen, in the upper right corner, tap the three dots.

Select the three dots in the upper right corner.

In the three-dot menu that opens, select “Share and export”.

Faucet "Share and export."

In the “Share and export” menu, press “Save as”.

Picking out "Save as."

A “Save As” menu will open listing all the formats in which you can download your document. Choose a format, then press “OK”.

Select a file format and press "OKAY."

Google Docs will download the file to your phone’s storage and you’ll find it in your phone’s file manager app.

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Make a Google Doc available offline on iPhone and iPad

On a iPhone Where iPad, you can’t download Google Docs like you can on desktop and Android. But you can make your documents available offline, allowing you to access your files in the Google Docs app even when you’re not connected to the internet.

To use this option, first open the Google Docs app on your phone. Then tap the document you want to make available locally.

When the document screen opens, in the upper right corner, select the three dots.

Tap the three dots in the upper right corner.

In the three-dot menu at the bottom, tap “Available offline”.

Select "Available offline."

Google Docs will make your selected document available offline. When you return to the main Docs screen, all of your offline files will be listed with a check mark icon.

Documents available for offline use.

And this is how you transfer your online-only Google Docs documents to your various devices for offline use. Very useful!


So you can also export all your Google Drive files to your devices. Check that out if you’re interested.

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