How to Create and Edit Documents On Google Docs Offline

How to Create and Edit Documents On Google Docs Offline


In this post, I will be showing you How to Create and Edit Documents On Google Docs Offline.


Before we get started let's understand what Google Docs is all about.


What is Google Docs?

According to Wikipedia, Google Docs is a word processor included as part of a free, web-based software office suite offered by Google within its Google Drive service.


A large number of people only know Google Docs as an online platform for creating documents that can be editted and shared online. However, did you know you can access the service offline without any internet connection?

Yes, it is very possible. What this means is that even if there is no internet access you can always get the job done on Google Docs. 


I will be showing you how to enable Google Docs offline both on smartphones and computers.


How to Use Google Docs Offline?

Follow this guide to learn how to use Google Docs offline.


How to use Google Docs offline on computers


To be able to access Google Docs offline on your computer, all you need is your Google Chrome browser and a Chrome extension. Follow these steps to get started.


1. On your computer, locate your Chrome browser, if you have not yet downloaded Chrome click here to get it.

2. The next step is to download the Google Docs Offline extension from the Chrome Webstore here.

3. Once you have successfully added the extension to Google Chrome, open Google Docs in a new tab.

4. Now, from the main page, hit the hamburger icon then go to Settings and finally navigate to enable Offline.


How to Create and Edit Documents On Google Docs Offline


After you must have done this, whenever your internet is not connected, you can open Google Docs on Chrome, and be able to access your documents offline.

If you want to keep an offline copy of a specific document, click the three-dots icon right next to the file and enable Available offline.


How to use Google Docs offline on smartphones


To access Google Docs Offline, follow these simple steps below.


1. To get started, make sure you have downloaded and installed the Google Docs app on your smartphone. It is available on both the App Store and Google Play.

2. The next step is to launch the app then, tap the hamburger icon then navigate to Settings.

3. While on the next screen, enable the option Make recent files available offline.

Similarly, to keep an offline copy of a specific document, all you need to do is tap the three-dots icon right next to the file and then hit Make available offline

That's all.


Final words 

This is the easiest way to access your Google Docs Offline. If you still have further questions, let us know through the comments section below.



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