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I pretty much exclusively use GSuite for word processing as well as the other creation tools. However, every once in awhile, someone will ask me for the Microsoft version (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) of one of my Google documents.

Luckily, Google has not only made this possible, but EASY, too!

I also regularly use this tip to download my Google Documents as PDFs.

Here's how it works:

Open Google Drive.

To access your Google Drive, go to www.drive.google.com and log in.

Or, you can also go to www.google.com and click the 3x3 grid in the top right hand corner of your screen. Then, select Drive.

Find the file that you would like to convert.

Once you have opened the file, click File > Download as. Then, select the version that you would like to download. You have several options for each type of document.

Google Docs Options:

Google Sheets Options:

Google Slides Options:

Google Drawing Options:

Save the new file to your device.

That's all there is to it! Now you can edit the document in Word or forward it on!

Credits:

Created with images by Scott McLeod - "Open" • PDPics - "magnifier magnifying glass loupe" • EvelynGiggles - "files"

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