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Google Drive is one of the best platforms for sharing and storing files, which is great for people who are always on the move. One of the main advantages of Google Drive is the ability to upload, edit, and save different type files without having to download it. This article will tell you how to convert PDF to Google Docs.

PDF to Google Docs Converter

PDFelement was designed to accomplish a multitude of PDF tasks. It is an excellent tool for converting PDF documents to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files, which can then be uploaded to Google Docs for future editing by one or more people.

Apart from conversion, PDFelement can be used to add, edit, or delete many editorial elements on PDF documents. And with OCR, you usually have the option of playing around with scanned PDF files, just as you would any other regular PDF file. Annotations such as highlights, strikethroughs, and underlines can be inserted or removed using this tool. You can merge multiple PDF files to make one file, split a single PDF file to create several files, insert or replace pages to change the way the PDF file is organized.

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How to Perform PDF to Google Docs Conversion

Since Google Docs supports only a limited number of file types, you will first need to convert your PDF file to a format supported by Google Docs. This will depend on the type of content on the PDF file. For instance, if you want to share the file as a presentation file, you will have to convert the PDF to PowerPoint before uploading it to Google Docs.

Step 1. Import the PDF You Want to Convert

After launching PDFelement, you can drag and drop a single PDF file in it to open. Or upload your PDF files by clicking the "Batch Process" box if you want to convert multiple PDF files. In the pop up window, you can click "Add Files" to import more PDFs for conversion.

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Step 2. PDF to Google Docs Format

Move to the top right corner in the pop up window, choose the output format as you want. It depends on the content of the PDF file and intended use. You can activate OCR by clicking the "Setting" button recognize scanned documents, change the destination folder for converted files.

Once you are satisfied with the settings on this window, click "Start" to convert. This shouldn't more than a couple of seconds but will depend on the size of the PDF file.

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Step 3. Upload Files to Google Docs

Once the conversion process is completed, navigate to the output folder to access the converted files. With your Google Docs-compatible file at hand, open your browser and navigate to Google Drive. Log in to your account and upload the converted file to your account. Change the sharing and editing settings as needed and upload the document. Anyone with the necessary permissions can now edit the file online without having to download it, edit it, and re-upload it to the cloud.

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What File Formats Can be Uploaded to Google Docs

Before uploading your PDF files to Google Drive, you need to ensure the documents can be edited with Google Docs. Some of the supported file types include documents files such as doc, docx, dotx, txt, odt, and rtf; spreadsheet files such as xls, xlsx, xlt, xltm, csv, and ods; presentation files such as ppt, pptx, pps, ppsm, potx, and odp; drawing files including emf; and scanned objects that have been saved as pdf, gif, jpg, or png. Converting your documents to formats that are compatible with Google Drive will enable you or others to edit and share the documents easily.


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Published: Dec 05,2017 11:58 am / Updated: Dec 08,2017 14:41 pm

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