Steve had a dilemma. He was a long-time MS Word user and never used Google docs. Now he was in an organization that used Google Docs exclusively. He asked if I could help.
Below is #4 in my 4-part series on how to use Google Docs.
You can also watch my LIVE training with Steve in the video at the bottom of this post.
How To Share Files With Others
You can share any file on your Google Drive with anyone, whether they have a Google account or not.
You can also add any file to your Google Drive, including Word docs, PowerPoint slides, PDFs, etc.
Here’s how to share files on your Google Drive with others
- Go to drive.google.com and choose any file on your Google Drive
- Right click your file (or control click if you’re on a Mac)
- Select Share from the drop down box
- In the Share with Others dialog box click Get Shareable Link*
- TIP: You can add this link on social media, on a webpage, etc.
- To email your document enter the email address(es) in the “People” field
- Add a personal note letting your recipient know what’s in your link
- Click the blue Send button
*For more information about the sharing options click this link https://support.google.com/drive/answer/2494822?visit_id=637162764429616470-684551899&p=link_sharing_on&hl=en&rd=1&authuser=0#link_sharing
Receive Google Docs That Someone Sends You
If you receive an email or a link from someone else’s Google drive…
- Click the blue Open button
- You will find the file in your Google Drive under Shared with me
- You can delete the email because the document is now on your Google Drive
Check out my video for a full description of sharing and receiving docs on your Google Drive.