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Create a Google Drive file

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Open Google Drive by accessing www.lehigh.edu/google in any Web browser.

Click on the Docs/Drive link. You will be prompted to enter your Lehigh network credentials.

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Google Drive Launch
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In Google Drive, click on the New button.

Click on Google Docs for a word processing file; Google Sheets for a spreadsheet file; Google Slides for a presentation file.

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New File
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Click on the name field at the top of the file to create a new file name.

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New File Name
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Within a few seconds of the new file creation, you will note that Google Drive has saved any changes to the file.

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File Save
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Place your cursor over the Share button to confirm that the file is accessible only to you.

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File Share
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Click on the Share button to open the file sharing options.

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Share
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In the Share with others box, type the name(s) or email address(es) of those people you want to share the file. Or, click Advanced for more options.

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Share Screen
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The Advanced button enables you to access additional sharing options, such as,

A Google Drive creates a link that can be used in e-mail or web to share with chosen collaborators.
B Access rights that can be customized for groups (e.g., Lehigh University) or individuals.
C Individuals can be invited access, listed by name, e-mail address, or contact groups.

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Advanced Share
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Once you have created your new file, you can see it listed in your Google Drive files.

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Google Drive List

For additional help, please contact the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-4357 or helpdesk@lehigh.edu