As a free text editor, Google Docs is fantastic, it’s hard to get anything better than Google Docs. You can update your curriculum vitae, work on a document, or even write papers right in your browser.
On your work Machine, you can drop what you’re doing and then pick it up at home later, or make fast adjustments on your computer. It’s super easy as long as you have an internet connection. The drawback of using a cloud-based service like this, however, is that they are still restricted when you’re stuck without an internet connection.
Google Drive also allows you to view and delete documents unless they are linked to the Internet. But in this article let us see how Google Docs Offline can be set up and used;
Using Google Docs offline requires Google’s official Chrome extension, so you can only use it in Google Chrome. It works for Docs, Sheets, and Slides, but not Forms.
- First install the Chrome extension Google Docs Offline.
- Now, in each of the main Google apps, you users will be able to manage a new setting that lets you set stuff up for offline use.
Note: Enable the setting for any one google app will automatically enabled in all supported Google apps.
- Now click on the Menu icon in the top left corner of the setting you are in at the moment and then again on Settings.
- Toggle the Offline button to the position on in the Settings window and then press OK.
- In an attempt to save space locally, Google Docs only stores files recently accessed locally for offline use. To access your file from anywhere, you need to manually activate it by clicking on the three dots icon on the side of a specific document, then toggle Open Offline.
- Any offline file shows a Grey check mark in the bottom left corner of your homepage for Docs, Slides, or Sheets.
- Now, a lightning bolt icon appears at the top of the document when you open the file in offline mode, indicating you are opening the file offline.
- You can now make, open, and edit any files without Internet connection. The next time your machine connects to a network, all the improvements you’ve made will be synchronized with Google servers.