PC Doctor December 19, 2014

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Dear PC Doctor:
 
Someone shared a document with me on Google Drive.  I figured out how to open it but, what I really want to do is download it to my own computer.  How do I do that?
 
 
      Thanks, Cheryl
 
 
Dear Cheryl:
 
Here’s how:
 
You have to have a Google account (which is free).  Log in to your Google account.  Click on the icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen that looks like 9 little squares forming a bigger square.  In the window that pops up, choose “Drive.” After doing this, you should see a menu on the left that includes the option “Shared with Me.” Choose that by clicking on it.  Open the document you want to download by double-clicking on its name.  Across the top of the document will be a horizontal menu.  The first choice is “File.” Choose “File.” From the File menu, choose “Download as.” Choose the format you want to download the document as (Excel, PDF, etc.).  The document will download to your computer and be saved wherever you usually save downloaded files.  Very often, this is the folder on your hard drive called “Downloads.” That’s all there is to it! 
 
Until next time …Happy Computing!
 
       PC Doctor

Posted: to Athol Library News on Thu, Dec 18, 2014
Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

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