Google Drive Online Document Viewer Tips

As a continuation to the earlier post on using online office tools, here are more details on the Google Drive tool:

Google Drive – Office Applications

Mentioned as Google Docs earlier

One safe place for all your stuff!

Upload photos, videos, documents, and other files that are important to you to Google Drive. Get going with up to 15 GB of storage.  Free.

Upload Files

Online Document Viewer – You can upload existing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, pdf documents and any files. You can even upload Folders.

Create Files

Online Document Creator – Create folders, documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings and more using appropriate apps.

Edit created and uploaded files – Online Document Editor

Access Drive wherever you have internet access

Open Documents Converter

In short, Google Drive acts as your Drive available on the Internet as cloud storage.

There are multiple advantages:

  • No need to pay for and install MS Office on your system
  • No need to worry about remote accessing files
  • No need to have local system storage space
  • Easy to access
  • Faster access – doesn’t slow system operations as there are no applications running
  • Upload all document formats and view
  • Download as required format

How to use Google Drive or Docs as Online Document Converter?

This helps to convert to Open Document Formats to MS Office formats.

You might get a file from your peers for which you might not have the right software/application to open the file format. For example, you will have installed MS Office 2003 on your office Desktop/ personal Laptop, your boss sends DOCX file attachment.

Upload any open document like odt, ods, odp, make sure “Convert documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and drawings to the corresponding Google Docs format” is checked

Google Drive  as Online document converter

Google Drive as Online document converter

Click ‘Start Upload’

Once the file is uploaded, you can view, edit and save the changes in Google. You can also download the file in the available formats as you wish.

Brace yourselves for more Google Drive tips and tips using  other online office tools!


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