How to Create a Google Doc

By Brad Chacos

Google's "Google Docs" service is perfect for people on the go. Unlike traditional word processing software, which stores files on your computer's hard drive, Google Docs exists solely on the Web, taking advantage of the cloud-computing power of Google's network. Your files save to Google's servers, and you can access your documents using any computer with an Internet connection. Google Docs doesn't limit itself to just .DOC files, either; the service lets you create drawings, spreadsheets, presentations and more.

Things You'll Need

  • Google account

Step 1

Open a Web browser and visit the Google Docs website at docs.google.com.

Step 2

Log in to your Google account. Create a new account if you don't already have one -- you can't use Google Docs without one. The Google Docs interface appears after you sign in.

Step 3

Click "Create New" at the top of the navigation pane on the left side of the screen. File options expand downward after clicking the button.

Step 4

Click "Document" to create a basic document file. An "Untitled Document" page, with full editing, formatting and saving options, opens in a new tab or window.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can also upload documents from your computer into Google Docs.