Uploading a docx file to Google drive
Googling the issue indicates that Google’s conversion isn’t up to the job.
Here’s a link to the file if anyone fancies a go:
If that doesn’t work, it’s the first application form on this page:Posted 4 years ago
I don’t have it
Excuse the confusion..
I have now Word on my laptop
Any luck with Open Office it tends to play a little better but if you are having problems with 2 MS products then you may struggle.
95% of stuff ends up fine in Google for me so sounds like a bad doc creation.
lamest tech response ever here (having looked at the form which is mostly Info A in to Box A)…. print it out write it by hand to get all the info sorted then type it up quickPosted 4 years ago
I have now Word on my laptop, this is causing issues as I have a job application to do and I want to do so on Google drive, which won’t upload it without ****ing up the formating (tables with different sections of 1 column then 5 columns etc)
I’ve tried saving it from Wordpad, which only introduced a few correctable errors: Drive can’t open that.
I’ve downloaded LibreOffice which opens it mostly OK but files then have errors when uploaded into Drive.
Any thoughts?Posted 4 years ago
cynic-al – Member
Ah I see my OP error.
I don’t have time to hand write it out, I need to cut and paste and type only.Posted 4 years ago
Ok then – practical IT Advice time –
Type the answers to the questions in a new doc and find something with word to do the arranging on, anything else will take longer and not guaranteed to succeed.
Office 365 free trial took an age to setup for me and was rubbish anyway.StonerSubscriber
al – google docs wont support merged cells in tables. Merged cells should be banned anyway IMO 🙂
converting the original docx document into a rich text format (rtf) and then uploading it to google and allowing google to convert it to google docs seems to work better than just going to google docs directly from docx but the merged cell issue is still there – although it’s easier to tidy it up.
anyway, Ive shared the docx>rtf>google docs version with you (you should get an email) and you may be able to tidy it up.
And when you send it off to gtc, point out to them their stupidity on not checking their application form in open document formats first. They’ll appreciate the honesty and give you the job straight away 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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