What if you have the requirement to convert your Google Docs file to a Plain text file? and you need to share the google docs file with someone as a plain text file. No worries, this article will help you to fulfill your need.
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How to download Google Docs as Plain text (.txt) file
There are two ways to convert your Google Docs file into a Plain text (.txt) file.
- Approach-1: Using the Download option
- Approach-2: Using the Notepad
Approach-1: Using the Download option
Follow the below steps to create a Google Docs Plain text (.txt) file, follow the below steps
- Open your Google Docs file that you wish to convert to plain text (.txt) file.
- Click on the File menu –> Select Download option –> Choose Plain text (.txt) option.
3. Once downloaded, click on the file to open and now you will find the Google Docs file will open as a plain text (.txt) file.
Approach-2: Using the Notepad
Another simple approach to converting your Google Docs to a plain text (.txt) file is copying your content to a notepad file.
- Open your Google Docs file that you wish to convert to a plain text (.txt) file.
- Press Ctrl + A keyboard shortcut to select all the content –> Press Ctrl + C keys or right-click and select the Copy option to copy the content.
3. Open notepad –> Press Ctrl + V to paste the content or You can right-click on the blank notepad –> Choose the Paste option.
4. On the notepad, click File –> Save As –> Provide the name same as your Google Docs document –> Click Save button.
You can also press Ctrl + S to save the notepad
How to download Google Docs as Plain text on Google Docs App [Mobile]
You can also convert Google Docs as Plain text on Android or iPhone using the below instructions.
- Open the Docs app on your Mobile.
- Tap the Google Docs document that you want to convert to Plain text,
- Tap on the Context menu from the top right corner of your mobile screen –> Tap on the Share & export option.
4. Tap on the Save As link.
5. Choose Plain Text (.txt) –> Tap on the Ok button.
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Voila! how easy to download Google Docs as Plain text (.txt). You can convert your Google Docs into a plain text (.txt) file easily by following the above instructions. Thanks for reading this article.