Create, Open and Save a Google Document

Creating a new google document file

After you sign in with your Google Account, just click on the "New Document" link, located on the upper left-hand side of the screen.

From there, you can start doing your project.

Open an existing google document file

If you already create and save the document online before, when you sign-in to the, you will see the screen like this:

Google existing document

Just click on the document link. For example, My first document from the above screen. You will see the document is open in another window.

Saving a google document file

Default saving – From the File tab and click Save. This will save the document as Untitled by default.

Google Docs allows you to save your document to different formats: HTML, RTF, Word, Open Office, and PDF. To save, just click on the File tab and select Save as XX of your choice.

Save a copy of a document to hard drive

From the File tab, you can choose from a variety of file format options - HTML (zipped), RTF, Word, Open Office, and PDF.

Depending on your choice, select one of the Save as XX options. For example, here you choose Save as Word… You will see a File Download dialog box as follow, click on the Save button.

Google file download box

This will pop-up another Save As dialog box that allow you to save the file to the intended location. You can modify the Save in: and File name: as you wish. Click the Save button to save the file to your local hard drive.

Rename a google document file

Once you saved the document, you still can rename the document. Just from the File tab, click the Rename and you will see the following dialog box:

Google rename box

From the dialog box, type in the new name and click the OK button. Your document was renamed.

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