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How do I create a new Microsoft Office File (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) on my Chromebook?

In this tutorial you will learn how to save a Google Suite File (Doc, Slide, Sheet) as its Microsoft counterpart on a Google Chromebook.

Create a Google Suite File

In this example we will create a Google Doc and save it as a Microsoft Word file (.docx).

From the Google Docs homepage, click on + Blank to create a new, blank Doc.

Google Docs - New blank document button

Title and Edit your Document

Give your document a title and make any necessary edits.

Google Doc Title and content

Save the Document as a Microsoft Office File

  1. Click File
  2. Hover over Download as
  3. Click Microsoft Word (.docx)
Google Docs - File, Download as, Microsoft Word (.docx) buttons

Your document should appear in your Downloads folder.

Chromebook Downloads folder showing newly saved Microsoft Word Doc