Upload New File to Google Drive

Leave as original file type (ie PDF)

In Google Drive, click My Drive -> Upload files...

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Choose the file you want to hit upload.

If you would like to share your file at this time, click the share button in the "Uploads completed" dialog box at the bottom.

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Convert file to Google Docs

Right-click on the file in Google Drive

Click "Open With"

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