Google Docs is an excellent choice for teams to collaborate on a document in real-time. Lucky for you, you can now upload a Word document to Google Drive and convert it to a Google Doc.
The methods in this article will show you how to convert Word to Google Doc on a computer and smartphone.
Method 1: How to Convert Word to Google Doc on a Desktop
I’m here to show you how to convert a Word document to a Google Doc on your desktop. Here’s how to do it:
- Go to drive.google.com in your browser.
- Sign in with your Google account (business or personal) or click “Sign up at no cost.”
- Click New > File upload and locate the Word Doc you want to convert to a Google Doc.
- Select the Word file that you want to convert, and click Open. It opens and stores your file in Google Drive.
- Right-click on the Word doc or click the More Actions menu.
- Select Open with > Google Docs from the drop-down list. It opens your file in Google Docs.
- To convert Word to Google Doc, select File > Save as Google Docs. You can now edit the document in Google Docs.
That’s it! You’ve now successfully converted a Word document to a Google Doc. You can now access your document from anywhere, on any device.
Method 2: How to Convert a Word to Google Doc on a Mobile
Do you have a Word document that you need to edit on your mobile device? If so, you can easily convert it to a Google Doc to access it from anywhere. Here’s how:
Note: To convert a Word document to Google Doc on a smartphone, you need both Google Drive and Google Docs app installed.
- Launch your Google Drive app on your mobile. Make sure you’re signed in.
- Tap the plus (+) icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.
- Tap Upload.
- Locate and select the Word document that you want to convert.
- Tap Open. It will upload the Word file in the Google Drive app.
- Tap the uploaded Word file, and it will open in Google Docs.
- To save the file in the correct format, tap More (three dots) in the top right corner.
- Tap Share and Export > Save as and select Google Docs.
- Tap OK.
That’s it! Your Word document is converted and saved as a Google Docs file. You can now edit, share and work on the same file with your coworkers on any device.
Note: Want to keep the formatting of your Word document after converting it to a Google Doc? See convert Word to Google Doc without losing formatting.