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Uploading and Opening a Word Document in Google Drive


Uploading and Opening a Word Document in Google Drive


This article will show you how to upload and open a Microsoft Word document in Google Drive.


1. Click the Microsoft Word document you want to open in your Blackboard course (Microsoft Word documents will be in the .doc or .docx file format).


Blackboard Attached file

2. The document will download to your computer. Most downloaded files go in your Download folder on your computer.   
3. Open a web browser and navigate to your Google Drive


Google Drive icon

4. In the upper left corner click New. Then click File Upload.


New and File Upload

5. Browse out on your computer and locate the downloaded Microsoft Word document. Then click Open.

 Browse Computer and Open


6. The file will upload into your Google Drive. 

 Uploaded file in Google Drive


7. Click the file to open a preview. Then click Open in Google Docs.

Google Doc preview of uploaded file 


8. The Microsoft Word file will then be converted so it is compatible with Google Docs. Any comments made on the document will appear to the right.

 Converted Word document in Google Docs


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