You can upload any type of file into Google Docs. These can be previewed easily from your Docs List. You can store up to 1 GB worth of files for free.
You can convert certain types of documents into editable Google Docs format. The advantage of this is that Google Docs format files don't use up your storage space.
Documents (up to 1 MB): .doc, .docx, .odt, .sxw, .rtf, .txt, .htm, .html
Presentations (up to 10 MB): .ppt, .pps
Spreadsheets (up to 20 MB): .xls, .xlsx, .ods, .csv)
Drawings (up to 2 MB): .wmf
- Log into your Google Docs account.
- Click "Upload..." in the upper left corner.
- Click Files... to upload individual files or Folder... to upload the contents of an entire folder. Once you click, you will be asked to find the file or folder on your computer
- On the Upload Settings menu, make sure that the first check box "Convert documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and drawings to the corresponding Google Docs Format" remains checked. Click Start upload.
- You will see a window in the lower right corner of your screen showing upload progress. Once it is complete, the new document will appear in your docs list.
Tip: If you intend to upload a document into a shared folder, open that folder and upload from there, rather than your main docs list. It will automatically be added to that folder, and acquire the appropriate share settings. This feature seems to have vanished.