Import and convert old documents to Docs

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.

  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:

Import and convert old documents to Google Docs
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