moderated Re: Uploading files to google docs


On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 05:23 PM, Ann Byrne wrote:
Okay.  So I use google drive, not google docs?

          Google did no one any favors when they repurposed the name Google Docs to apply to their web equivalent of MS-Word after having used it for what is now called Google Drive (and has been for several years).

           Google Drive is, quite simply, cloud storage.  Think of it as a disk drive in the sky.

           Google Docs is the Google web version of the MS-Word (and similar) word processors.

           Since I do not know whether you want something truly as a Google Doc, as opposed to a file of any type stored on the cloud using Google Drive (and likely shared in some way), I can't tell you which you should be using.  But based on what I've said here, you should know.

            I'll be happy to provide more detailed step-by-step instructions, if needed, for the direction you need to go.  My guess is you won't need them, except perhaps for sharing on Google Drive, and maybe not even then.

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

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