How to Connect Your Google Docs with

OpenOffice_GoogleDocsI had recently written about storing your Microsoft Office documents on Google Docs, thanks to a plugin. But on my laptop, I do not use MS Office and prefer using OpenOffice which is free. I still like to save my documents on Google Docs, as when it comes to collaborative work, there is nothing better than Google Docs. 2 GoogleDocs is useful to import or export files between Google Docs and OpenOffice.

OpenOffice 2 Google Docs Features

  • Firstly, download the plugin on your computer from link below. Now run the file which installs a add-on for OpenOffice on your computer.
  • Then start OpenOffice software on your computer and you should see a new add-on installed on it.


  • Just import any file from Google Docs to OpenOffice by clicking on the Import from Google Docs options.
  • It has a helpful feature which shows all your Google Docs in a list for users to either download or open via a browser (see image below).


  • Similarly, we can export the document on Google Docs by saving the document and updating it. Just make sure that the credentials of Google are complete, as in users need to insert โ€œ@gmailโ€ after as shown inย the image below.


  • Subsequently, you can also choose to auto-update your document. ๐Ÿ™‚

If you are using OpenOffice and Google Docs, do give it a try. Do drop in your comments.

Link: OpenOffice.org2GoogleDocs


WpRack June 23, 2011

Just now signed up for google apps. Let me try this, but i dont use openoffice much.

Aditya Kane June 23, 2011

If you are using Linux based systems or need a basic office program free, OpenOffice is a good idea.

Karthik Prabhu June 23, 2011

Hey, thanks for the article. OpenOffice 2 Google Docs looks like a really nice plugin. I use OpenOffice on my Ubuntu and also have many documents stored on Google Docs. Let’s see how this plugin works out for me.

Aditya Kane June 23, 2011

I have not tried it on Ubuntu but on Windows 7. So let me know how the plugin works for you. ๐Ÿ™‚