TitanApps/Google Drive (web) - Uploading a Document

This document describes how to upload a document to TitanApps/Google Drive

  1. After logging in to Google Drive, click New > File Upload.
    Image shows the File Upload option under the expanded New button menu.
  2. Find and select the document you want to upload on your computer.
  3. A status bar at the bottom right of the window will provide information about the upload's progress.
    Image shows Google Drive file upload status bar.
  4. Once uploaded, your document will appear in your My Drive space.
Opening the Uploaded Document

  1. The sample document uploaded is a Word document, indicated by the W icon to the left of its name.
    Image shows the uploaded document next to a W icon.
  2. Double-clicking on the file name opens the document in preview mode. The menu pictured below will appear across the top of the page, above an un-editable preview of the document.
    Image shows menu that appears above a document opened in preview mode.
  3. Click Open next to the blue Google Docs icon. This will open an editable copy of the document in Google Docs.
    Image shows uploaded document opened in Google Docs editing mode.
  4. Back in Google Drive, there will now be two copies of the document. One is the original Word document, and the other is the new Google document.
    Image shows two versions of the uploaded document--Word and Google Doc--in Google Drive.
Some features from Word may not work the same way in Google Docs. The same functionality may be there, but accessible in a different way. Please contact the Help Desk if you run into any difficulties with this.

If you need further assistance please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 920-424-3020 or helpdesk@uwosh.edu