I want to send a document to Google Docs instead of downloading it to my PC and then uploading it to Google Docs. Is there an easy way to do it (I'm using Chrome)?

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The gPDF for Google Docs Viewer will provide a link to open PDF documents in Google Docs.

Update: Just found that Google also has an extension, Docs PDF/PowerPoint Viewer, which does exactly what you're asking for.

  • I prefer something like a context menu option (instead of download, "open in docs") becouse most of the docs I need to download are redirect type links
    – kkaploon
    Dec 15, 2009 at 15:32
  • Check out Docs PDF/PowerPoint Viewer: chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/…
    – heavyd
    Dec 16, 2009 at 0:54
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    It doesn't work for intranet sites and sites that require authentication. I was hoping for a solution that downloads the document first to your computer and then automatically uploads it to Google Drive and then opens it. May 7, 2013 at 11:18

ditto: Google has released a Chrome extension for just this. It will open the document in chrome directly in a google docs viewer tab and give you the opportunity to save to your google docs if you chose. Check it out: Docs PDF/PowerPoint Viewer (by Google)

  • Doesn't really help me, the site I am using doesn't have .pdf at the end of the links to the files, so it doesn't recognize them.
    – kkaploon
    Jun 24, 2010 at 18:04

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