Google Drive lets you store up to 5 GB of files in your Google Drive account. Frequently, we have something on our computer that we want to edit as a Google document so the file will need to be uploaded to Google Drive.
Recently, Google changed their upload settings, so even if you modified your settings in the past, check the settings to make sure they are set as recommended at the end of this post.
To clarify, Google Drive allows you to upload documents with the following options:
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You can tell the difference between files that Google Docs and files that are Word, PPT, or Excel by looking at the icons next to the file name. Google Drive documents (editable in Google Drive) have the following icons:
Lastly, check your upload settings. To get to your upload settings, open your Google Drive, click on the gear or wheel in the upper right hand corner, then click on upload settings, please set your settings to match these in the image below.
Check out the AEA 267 Google Apps Website for additional resources. You’ll also find a list of upcoming workshops that are available in each of the AEA 267 offices.