It includes a free office suite, complete with word processor (Docs), spreadsheet (Sheets), and GMail, a web-based email application that offers Microsoft Outlook-style features.
This tutorial covers how to upload Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice files in the Google Doc format needed for in-line critiques. The Doc format allows group members to highlight typos, punctuation errors, awkward wording, etc you may have missed WHERE they occur.
Step I -- After logging into your GMail account, open your Drive account by one of these methods
- Type drive.google.com.
Method 2) [See Figure 1]
- Click the ‘ menu ’ icon in upper right-hand corner of your GMail, Google home, G+ or Google News page.
- Click the ‘ Drive ’ icon.
- See figure 1 for details.
- Click on the ⚙ (Gears) icon.
- Open ‘Settings’ menu.
Step III -- IMPORTANT STEP: Automatically convert uploaded word processing files to the Google Docs format.
- Check ☑ Convert uploaded files to Google Docs editor format .
- This will convert files you upload to the Google Docs format.
- File types supported (as of December, 2016): .doc (if newer than Microsoft Office 95), .docx, .docm .dot, .dotx, .dotm, .html, plain text (.txt), .rtf, .odt
- Hit Done .
- Google saves your settings.
- Uploaded word processing documents going forward should be properly formatted.
Step IV -- Upload a work-in-progress from your computer.
- Click either....
- New on upper left-hand frame of your Drive folder.... or ...
- Right-click in the body of your Drive folder.
- This opens the 'upload' menu.
- Select ‘ File upload .’
- This opens a file navigator, which lists files on your local computer.
- Navigate to the file you want to upload and double-click.
- Google Drive uploads the file.
Step V -- Verify the file type.
- Verify the file type is Correct -- see figure to the right for details.
- Only the Google Doc editor format allows in-line comments.
FYI -- The document as uploaded is NOT sharable. Only you can edit it. Click here for the tutorial on enabling document sharing on an uploaded Google Doc.
Composed by Leo Walsh