How To Download Google Docs

Last Updated on July 20, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to download documents in Google Docs.

How To Download Google Docs

Google Docs is a powerful and convenient way to create documents for both personal and professional use. It is convenient to have your files stored in the cloud, accessible from any device.

However, there may be instances where you may want to download your documents as a file on your computer. This can be helpful if you want to share the file with someone who doesn’t have a Google account, if you want to export it as a specific file format, or if you want to open the file in another program.

In this guide, we will show how to quickly and easily download your Google Docs as a file.

How to Export a Document in Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to export a document in google docs.

Step 1

First, open the Google Docs document you want to download.

Step 2

Select File > Download to see the list of possible file formats you can download the current document as.

Step 3

If you want to download the current document as a PDF, we can also take advantage of the Print option. You can find this option under File > Print or through the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + P (Windows) or Cmd + P (Mac).

Step 4

In your browser’s Print dialog box, select the Save as PDF option and click Save. Users can also choose which specific pages of the document to print out.


This guide should be everything you need to learn how to download documents in Google Docs.

You may make a copy of this example document to test it out on your own.