Can I Open a DOCX File in Google Docs?

817610 Can I Open a DOCX File in Google Docs?
  1. Go to and log into your Google account
  2. Click on the “New” button and select “File Upload”
  3. Select the DOCX file from your computer that you want to open
  4. The file will upload to your Google Drive
  5. Double click on the uploaded DOCX file to open a preview
  6. At the top of the preview, click on “Open with Google Docs”

Key Points

  • DOCX files are Microsoft Word documents that can be opened and edited in Google Docs
  • When you open a DOCX file in Google Docs, it will create a copy and convert it to the Google Docs format
  • You can edit, share, export back to Word format, and the Google Docs copy will be saved in your Google Drive account
  • Some advanced Word formatting may not be fully supported in Google Docs
  • You can also upload DOC files and convert those to DOCX through this process

So in summary, uploading the Word DOCX file to Google Drive and then opening with Google Docs provides an easy way to view, edit, and share the document through Google’s web-based tools. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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