I have a Google Doc link which looks something like this:


You can click on above and see how it renders without any number.

I am am able to save it as html. Am also able to print it as PDF, but it somewhat screws up the format.

So, can I make copy of such published docs shared by others in my own drive? Or if not copy can I download them as docx (Microsoft word) file or PDF file?

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Nowadays the published to the web URL from a Google Document can't b used to make a copy / download the corresponding Google Document. If you are able to contact the document owner ask them to share the document with you.


  • yes I realise that published document is not a document itself. Instead its a website with its own webpage. So, by nature it makes no sense to make its copy or download as in case of docs.
    – Mahesha999
    May 22, 2021 at 15:13

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