A tutorial on how to open .doc and .docx files in Google Docs and convert them for editing.

Can I open .doc and .docx files in Google Docs?

For those experimenting with Google Docs for their word processing needs, the question of whether or not you can open Microsoft Word and Excel files in Google Docs is common.

Thankfully, the answer is a resounding yes!

You can easily open and convert any Microsoft Office file using Google Docs and Google Drive.

The video tutorial below will cover the following aspects of opening Word files attached to an email in Google Docs:

  1. The idea that Google Drive can store documents in the .doc format or in the Google Docs format
  2. Opening a Word file in Google Docs without converting
  3. Opening a Word file in Google Docs and converting it for editing
  4. Converting a Google Docs file to Word format and email it as an attachment

Anson Alexander

Anson Alexander is a blogger, author, SEO expert, teacher, and tech geek. As the founder of AnsonAlex.com, Anson works full time writing, editing, and producing content for his site and providing technical and business services to clients. He has a BS in international business and information systems from the University of Tampa. In his free time, Anson plays video games, enjoys nature, spends time at the beach, and loves to travel.

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