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How to Download as a PDF from Google Docs

When you create a new document in Google Docs, it will have the Google Docs file type by default.

This is great when you are collaborating with other Google users, or if you simply need access to a document from your Web browser or phone.

But ocasionally you will need to download a version of your document that you can share with other through email, or post online.

One good way to do this is by downloading your Google Docs file as a PDF.

Our guide below will show you how.

  1. Sign into Google Drive and open your document.
  2. Click the File tab at the top of the window.
  3. Choose the Download option.
  4. Click the PDF document option.