Backup important Office documents using Google Cloud Connect


Google Cloud Connect is a free tool from Google that easily allows you to save your important Microsoft Office documents to the cloud (Google Docs).

You can download Google Connect from this link:
Google Cloud Connect download link 

After you successfully install the free add-in you will see Google Cloud Connect as above.

How to use Google Cloud Connect?
Using Google Cloud Connect can be a little tricky.

As soon as you install Google Connect select Google Cloud Connect Settings, you will see a small dialog box as shown below:

1 Account
To use Google Connect you will need to Log -In to your Google account. You can also have multiple Google accounts yo use with Google Cloud Connect by using the Switch account option.

2 Global Document Options
Google Cloud Connect works in the following two modes
Automatic: All your documents will be saved to Google Docs
Manual: Only select documents will be saved to Google Docs

Make sure you select Manual option as you do not want all your documents to be saved in Google Docs.

3 Opening files from Google Docs 
The Save location option is a local folder where all your documents will be stored to be used by Google Cloud Connect which is should be different other than My Documents  folder ( tip).

Note: Every document in Google Docs has a unique URL

As soon as you click on the Sync button your current document will be saved in Google Docs provided you see Success.

1. You have a copy of your important documents in Google Docs.
2. Multiple users can edit the same document provided they too install the Google Cloud Connect plugin and you give access to them to edit the document.
3. You can share your documents

These documents cannot be edited inside Google Docs. You will need Microsoft Office on your computer to edit these synced documents.

1.Google Cloud Connect download link 
2.Google Docs Cloud Connect Help


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