Google Docs is part of Google Drive. So, you can access this word processing application directly from Google Drive.
As a word processing application, Google Docs can be used to type and edit text. Its function is not much different from Microsoft Word. But the files you create in Google Docs will be directly saved in Google Drive.
Later, the file can be accessed at any time and via a PC, laptop or smartphone that is connected to the internet.
Apart from typing and editing text, you can also use Google Docs to convert PDF files. That way, you can convert PDF files and edit them directly in Google Docs.
What is a PDF File?
PDF itself stands for Portable Document Format, a file format created by Adobe in the early 90s. Until now, PDF files are still one of the most popular files.
Documents stored in this file are generally not editable. But nowadays there are various ways to convert it into another file so that it can be edited again.
Why Use Google Docs to Convert PDF?
Actually, you don’t need to use Google Docs to convert PDF files. There are several alternative options for doing just that. Including a number of websites that provide a practical way to convert PDF files.
However, if you are used to using Google Docs and want to edit the results of converting PDF files in the Google application, then there is no harm in converting PDF directly in Google Docs.
That way, you can directly upload PDF files to Google Drive, convert them in Google Docs and edit them in the application. In addition, you don’t need to convert PDF files manually. This is because the PDF file that you open in Google Docs will be directly converted to a Google Doc file.
How to Convert PDF Files in Google Docs
To convert PDF files in Google Docs, first open the main Google Drive page.
- Upload the PDF file to your Google Drive account by right-clicking inside any folder and selecting Upload file.
- After you upload the PDF file into Google Drive, then right-click the file and select Open with, then select Google Docs.
- Google Docs will automatically convert PDF documents into Google Docs format.
Because the PDF file has been converted to Google Docs, you can also make edits to the file, including deleting text, replacing text, adding text and adding images to the document.
After editing, you can export the file to various other formats such as DOCX, HTML and RTF. You can even save it back as a PDF file.