Google Docs: Download a file or Google Doc to your computer

Download a file or Google doc from the Documents List

You can select one or more files or Google Docs to download to your computer:

  1. Click the checkbox(es) next to the item(s) that you'd like to download.
  2. Expand the More drop-down menu, and select Download...
  3. Select a file format to which you'd like convert and download your item, such as Microsoft Word. When multiple items are selected, they'll be compressed into a .zip file
  4. Click Download

If you try to export more than 2 GB, you'll see a message with a list of files that aren't included in the zip file.

Download an item while viewing a doc or file

When viewing a Google document, spreadsheet, presentation or drawing, click Download as from the File menu, and select a file format.

The available formats are:

Note: When you export a file, some of your original formatting may not be preserved.