Google Docs allows users to download their document in many different file formats, including Microsoft Word, and PDF which is useful to protect the integrity of the contents of the file. In this video, staff author Jess Stratton explains the different file types, and why you'd want to choose a particular one for downloading.
- [Narrator] Google Docs is great…because you can log into any web browser…and access and view and work on your document.…But Google Docs can also be used…if you need to get it to somebody else in a pinch…in a certain format.…You can download your document in a wide range of choices…to suit your needs.…To download it, click file and hover your mouse…over download as.…You can download it as a Word document,…which is great if you need to edit it…locally on a computer or you're bringing it…to somebody else's computer to work on.…
There's also some other choices for compatibility…for other word processors, and you can even…download it as a PDF document.…This is fantastic if you've used Google Docs…to create contracts or other documents you need…to protect the integrity of.…I'm going to choose to download this one…as a PDF document.…It's going to go into the downloads folder…of whatever browser you're using.…In this case, I'm using Chrome.…In the Chrome browser when you're done with a download,…it's going to pop up the downloads folder…
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