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Is Google Docs import supported?

asked 2017-01-04 14:44:45 +0200

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Does LO support direct 'import' of Google Docs files/documents -- and if so, how accurate is it at preserving GDocs formatting?

Also, if it doesn't directly support those formats, does copy-&-paste work reasonably well (including document 'tables')?

Thanks.

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answered 2017-01-04 20:56:12 +0200

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When you download your files from Google Docs (Google Drive) they are automatically converted to Microsoft Word DOCX files. So you can select a bunch of files and download them all at once.

Those DOCX files can then be opened in LibreOffice Writer.

Download a few files and test.

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Thanks. Are you referring to an actual 'import' feature in LO when you say 'download,' as opposed to simply 'opening' a GDocs doc (same as you would a file in LO's native format) while in LO? The latter is more what I had in mind.

mkraft gravatar imagemkraft ( 2017-01-05 00:23:40 +0200 )edit

I had assumed you were trying to move from Google Docs to LibreOffice.

There is an old OpenOffice extension which may still work.

See this article: Connect LibreOffice with your Google Docs account by using OOo2gd

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/smb-...

Extension is here: http://extensions.services.openoffice...

LibreTraining gravatar imageLibreTraining ( 2017-01-05 22:57:54 +0200 )edit

Looks like the extension is now over here at LibreOffice extensions

OpenOffice.org2GoogleDocs - export & import to Google Docs, Zoho, WebDAV

https://extensions.libreoffice.org/extensions/openoffice.org2googledocs-export-import-to-google-docs-zoho-webdav

LibreTraining gravatar imageLibreTraining ( 2017-01-05 23:08:14 +0200 )edit

Thanks. Goal is to move most GDocs to LO but have too many for 'all at once.'

Going by the info, the extension dates back quite a while, possibly before GDocs itself was last completely revised. Is the ext. known to work with current GDocs files?

(Must be a posting delay of some kind here. I had checked back here a few times following my last post and found no further replies. The replies I'm seeing now list as almost 4 days old, yet the notification emails are dated today Jan. 7.)

mkraft gravatar imagemkraft ( 2017-01-07 22:35:33 +0200 )edit

I did notice that the extension version here is v3.0.0 and the one at OpenOffice is v3.0.1.

So I would try the one there first.

From what I have read it is still working so give it a try.

Please come back and report your results.

LibreTraining gravatar imageLibreTraining ( 2017-01-12 19:56:57 +0200 )edit
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