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Converting files to Google Drive formats

If you are uploading files you plan to edit online, you will need to convert them to Google Drive format. Converting allows you to edit a file and collaborate with others easily. Only certain file types—like MS Office files—can be converted to Google Drive formats. When previewing a Word, Excel, or PowerPoint file... simply click on the OPEN WITH button to convert them into Google formats.  Once the converted copy is made, you can simply remove the unnecessary Word file. 

How to Convert Images of Text Into Google Docs (from The Google Gooru)

Google continues to blur the line between physical and digital. What used to only live on ink and paper can be edited right in your Drive. The OCR (Optical Character Recognition) feature in Google Drive can convert an image of a physical page of text into an editable Google Doc.

I use this feature to make changes to recipes I find in cookbooks, but it can also be used for legal documents or school assignments, the possibilities are endless. Today, we took this feature to the test when we used Google Drive to transcribe an image of a typed thesis paper and then a (poorly) handwritten note. See for yourself what you can accomplish with this next-level scanning technology.

Converting Images to Text

Compliments of The Google Gooru