Is there a way to convert a Document that you create in Google Docs to .docx or .odt?

Edit: To be more specific, I am looking for a software that would be able to archive this.

Edit: I want to implement automatic backup system that will backup files from Google Docs to USB device

  • I assume that software should run on Windows (going by .docx)? How much would you be willing to spend if it comes to paid solutions?
    – Izzy
    Jan 8, 2020 at 7:51
  • Well, either docx or odt. I would spend up to 100 € for personal use
    – user56544
    Jan 8, 2020 at 8:46
  • @Izzy Word on the Mac also uses .docx.
    – Eric S
    Jan 8, 2020 at 23:04
  • That's why I asked to specify the targeted OS. But given the direct export functionality mentioned in Imus' answer, no software is needed here unless OP is asking for ODT specifically.
    – Izzy
    Jan 9, 2020 at 7:39
  • Your latest edit changes the question entirely. See XY-problem I don't fully understand why you would need to backup google files... google's backup is probably more reliable than your own USB-backups anyway and it's possible to look at previous versions in case you're affraid someone might delete the content ...
    – Imus
    Jan 9, 2020 at 7:50

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In google docs choose File > download > Microsoft Word (.docx)

Edit: For completeness sake, also supports other formats as well.

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