How To Upload A Word Doc To Google Docs

Last Updated on July 21, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to upload a word doc to Google Docs.

How To Upload A Word Doc To Google Docs

Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that can help you create, edit, and collaborate on documents with ease. One helpful feature of Google Docs is its ability to quickly and easily upload files from other applications such as Microsoft Word.

While it is possible for Microsoft Word documents to be uploaded in its original format in Google Drive, you may want to convert the file into a Google Docs document to take advantage of all the features that a native Google Docs document supports.

In this guide, we will show you how to upload a Word document to Google Docs. We’ll then explain how to convert this Word document into a Google Docs document.

How to Convert a Word Document to Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to convert a word document to Google Docs.

Step 1

First, open and sign in using your own Google account. Navigate to your desired folder and click on the New button found on the left-hand panel.

Step 2

Click on the File upload option. Use the File picker dialog box to find the .doc or .docx file you want to upload to Google Docs.

Step 3

Once the desired Word document is uploaded to Google Drive, right-click on the file and select Open with > Google Docs.

Step 4

Google Drive will open up a new tab. In the new tab, the uploaded document will be converted into a Google Docs type file.

Step 5

Click on File > Save as Google Docs to create a new Google Docs file based on the current .doc or .docx file.


This guide should be everything you need to learn how to upload a Word Doc to Google Docs.

Click this link to make a copy of this sample document to try doing it yourself!