Google Drive is an online storage space that includes a word processor, spreadsheet and presentation editor help create, store, edit and share documents.
Click the "create" button on the home screen and select the type of document you wish to create.
To change the name of the document you will need to click on default "Untitled Document", and change it.
Click on the upload icon next to the “create” button. Select either a File or a Folder to upload.
A file browser will open. Navigate to the files (or folder) to upload.
You may choose to convert files to a Google Drive format that will allow you to edit them. If you do not convert the files, they will count towards your 1 G storage quota.
Google Drive formatted files can be edited directly in Google Drive. Click to select a document. A new tab will open. Edit.
Google Drive automatically saves documents for you. You can use a keyboard shortcut by pressing Ctrl + S (Windows) or Cmd + S (Mac) to manually save changes.
Collaboration is a key component of Google Docs. To share a document, click on the “share” button at the top right corner, or right click on a document and select Share... > Share...
This will load the Sharing settings for this document (or folder). Type in the e-mail address of those with whom you wish to share. Choose the level of interaction by clicking the drop down and make the appropriate selection (Can Edit is the default).
There are also global sharing settings that control how your page can be accessed. By default, each document is private, which restricts access to the users you have chosen. You can change this and make your document more public by clicking "Change..."
There is a 1GB quota for Google Drive users. You can check your quota by clicking on the upload button. It will display the amount of space you are using.
An Internet connection is required for using Google Docs. Google Docs constantly saves your work however if the Internet connection fails you do risk losing information additions or changes since the last automatic save.
Comma Separated Value files (.csv)
Hypertext markup language (HTML) files
Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel files (.doc, .ppt or .pps, and .xls, respectively)
OpenDocument Text and Spreadsheet formats (.odt and .ods, respectively)
Rich text format (.rtf)
StarOffice documents (.sxw)
Text files (.txt)