Google Drive: Access and Work with Documents

Google Drive: Access and Work with Documents

View this introduction to Google Drive page from Google, and then take a look at the other Google Drive help pages to learn more about the functions of Google Drive.

Accessing Google Drive/Docs

You can find the Google Apps landing page at cedarville.edu/google. Your username and password will not work if you try to log in through Gmail.

You can use the Google Drive shortcut, drive.cedarville.edu, to log directly into your Google Drive, or you can access Drive from your mail by clicking on the grid menu in the upper right hand corner and selecting Drive.

Creating New Documents

  1. Click the red [New] button near the top-left corner of the Google Drive page.
  2. Select the document type you wish to create from the menu that appears. The document will open in new tab.
  3. Rename the document by clicking "Untitled document" text in the top-left corner and typing a name,
    or...
    by selecting the "File" menu and choosing "Rename."

Uploading Documents

  1. Click the red [New] button near the top-left corner of the Google Drive page.
  2. Select either "File upload" or "Folder upload" from the menu that appears.
  3. Use the file browser to choose the files or folder you want to upload and click [Open].
  4. When the upload is finished, a box will pop up in the bottom-right corner showing you the files uploaded.
  5. You may be asked whether or not to convert files with extensions such as ".doc." If you plan to edit the files on Google Drive, you will need to allow Google to perform the conversion.
  6. Once uploaded, the files will be available in your drive and can be treated like files that were created using Google Drive.


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