How to Manage Your PDFs with Google Drive

Google Drive is used by almost everyone to store digital data such as contacts, reports, and documents, as well as digital data in PDF format.  In order to get the most out of your Google Drive, you need to be able to manage all of these files. Today, we are going to show you how you can use the functionalities of Google Drive to manage your PDF files more effectively.

1) Save PDF Files Directly into Google Drive

You can save PDFs onto Google Drive from Google Chrome’s integrated viewer. Simply, click on the Print button.

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Next to Destination, choose Change.

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At the bottom, find the option Save to Google Drive.

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As you can see, it’s all very easy.

2) Save Gmail PDF Attachments to Google Drive

You can directly save an email with a PDF attachment onto your Google Drive account for further use, by clicking on Save Attachment.

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3) Recover Deleted PDFs

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Files inside Google Drive do not get deleted automatically. In case you delete a file accidentally, you can easily recover it from the Trash folder, located on the left hand side.

4) Convert PDFs into Editable Formats

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It is also possible to convert PDFs right within Google Drive. In order to convert a PDF into doc format, right click on the document and choose Open with – Google docs. If you want higher quality conversions to Excel,Word, PowerPoint or Images, you can use our PDF converter app designed for Google Drive.

5) Create Scanned PDFs with Your Mobile Phone

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You can use the Google Drive app from your phone to scan documents and images into PDF, just click on the Scan button to take a picture.

6) Merge PDFs

A nice little tool for merging PDF files is PDF mergy. After installation, select the PDFs you want merged and choose the option Open With – PDF mergy.