How to import and convert old documents to Google Docs

Switching over to Google Docs from another document software is easy. If you have existing text documents, such as Microsoft® Word® or Adobe® PDF files, you can import and convert them to Docs.

  1. Go to Google Drive.97044957
  2. Click New > File Upload and choose a text document from your computer. Supported files include .doc, .docx, .dot, .html, plain text (.txt), .odt, and .rtf.
  3. Right-click the file you want to convert and select Open with >Google Docs.

Converting your document from another program creates a copy of your original file in Docs format. You can then edit it in your browser like any other document.

Have a Word document?

If you’ve already stored Microsoft Word documents in Drive, you can also update them without converting to Docs:

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