If you have a Google account and you use it for editing documents with a team, then you might already be familiar with the application’s interface to change the content in a document.
But if you’ve never had to make your own document from scratch, then you may be struggling to create new Google Doc files yourself.
Luckily this is something that you can accomplish from the Google Drive cloud storage application where all of your Docs, Sheets, and Slides files are stored.
How to Create New Google Doc Files in Google Drive
- Sign in to Google Drive.
- Click New at the top-left corner.
- Select Google Docs.
- Name your document and start typing.
Our guide continues below with additional information on how to create new Google Doc files, including pictures of these steps.
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.
Our guide on how to do voice typing in Google Docs on an iPhone can show you a simple and effective way to create new documents by just talking into your phone.
How to Create a New Google Docs File (Guide with Pictures)
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.
Now that you know how to create new Google Doc documents on your laptop or desktop computer you will be able ot start writing whatever content you require for work, school, or personal needs.
The Google Docs application is a very capable word processing application and is an excellent alternative for someone that is looking for something different from Microsoft Word.
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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