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Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals - How to Work on Projects Offline

Below are instructions on how to work on Google Workspace projects when you are offline.

Before you can turn on Offline Access:

  • You must be connected to internet
  • Must use Google Chrome 
  • Can’t use private browsing
  • Must gave Google Docs Offline Chrome Extension
  • Must have space on device to save files 

Open Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides offline

  1. Open Chrome, and sign in to google account
  2. Go to
  3. Check the box next to “Create open and edit your recent Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files on this device while offline”. 

Save Google Docs, Sheets & Slides for offline use

  1. On your computer, go to
  2. Right click the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides file you want to save offline
  3. Turn on “Available offline.”
    *To Save multiple files offline, Press Shift or Command (Mac)/Ctrl(Windows) while you click other files. 

Preview Offline Files

  1. Make sure you turn on offline access first
  2. Go to
  3. At the top right, click Ready for online
  4. Click Offline preview

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Owner:Sharley K.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2020-10-07 09:50 CSTUpdated:2022-10-14 12:20 CST
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