If your school or organization uses the Google Suite for things like email, file storage, and document creation, then you may be getting familiar with it as you use it more and more.
But if all of the documents in your Google Drive are ones that have been shared with you by other people, then you may not yet know how to go about creating new documents yourself. Fortunately it’s something that you can do in a few steps directly from your Google Drive by following our guide below.
How to Create a New Google Docs File
The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser, but will also work in other desktop browsers like Firefox or Edge.
Step 1: Sign into your Google Drive at https://drive.google.com.
Step 2: Click the New button at the top of the left column.
Step 3: Select the Google Docs option.
Step 4: Click inside the Untitled document field at the top-left of the window and give your document a name, then click inside the document body and start adding content.
Note that Google Docs will automatically save your document content every few seconds. You can always open your Google Docs file in the future by returning to your Google Drive in step 1 above and double-clicking on the file.
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