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Edit Documents in the Desktop Version of Google Docs on Your iPad


Google Docs is compatible with the iPad, which makes it an excellent choice for mobile word processing software. You can create and edit Google Docs files on your iPad anywhere you have Internet access. And you have plenty of storage space for your documents.

Unfortunately, when you visit Google Docs on your iPad, the mobile version of the site opens by default. And the Google Docs’ mobile interface leaves something to be desired.

The editing window Google Docs does not have any formatting controls. In fact, you may not even realize that you are able to edit a document after tapping it on the document list.

Fortunately, you can change this. You can access the Desktop version of Google Docs and get all the word processing tools you need. After opening a document for editing by tapping its name in the document list, tap Desktop above Google’s copyright notice. You may see a warning. Tap to continue to the Desktop version of Google Docs.

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