Uploading documents and PDFs to DocHub

DocHub offers a variety of ways to upload PDFs and other files to edit, sign, and share including files from your computer, Google Drive, Gmail, OneDrive, Dropbox, and more. You can choose from the following upload methods:

You can also create a blank document from scratch without even uploading a file by going to https://dochub.com/new and click on the button to Create Blank Document.

Note: Your file must be under 30 MB and less than 1,000 pages.

Uploading files directly in DocHub



Go to your Dashboard and click Screen_Shot_2019-04-18_at_8.57.11_PM.png at the top of the left panel or go directly to the New Document or New Template upload page and choose from the following sources:


Browse your computer files or any documents on mounted external or network drives.


Opens a dialog to login to Dropbox and browse your Dropbox files for upload.


Opens a dialog to login to Google and browse files to upload.


Opens dialog to login to Microsoft OneDrive and browse files to upload.


Enter the URL for a document that is published to the web. (Note: you can also do this in a web browser when viewing a PDF file via our Chrome Extension. See below)


Drag/drop a file from your computer into the DocHub window.

You'll also see drop-down menu options for Privacy, Type, and Owner which by default will be set to a Private regular document owned by your individual user. See these articles for more information about these settings:

Who can see the documents I upload?

What is the difference between a template and document?

Uploading documents to your organization 

An organization has its own, dedicated upload page for documents that you want members of it to access. Just go to its dashboard and click New. It defaults the Owner drop-down to your organization, sets the Type to a Template, and Privacy is set to Private where only Owners, Content Managers, and Admins can view it. You can set Privacy to Organization Viewable if you want Agents to have access as well. Learn more in our article Organization Roles and Permissions.

If you've already uploaded the file to your individual DocHub account, you simply move it over to your organization. See our article Transfer documents between your account and organization.

Opening files from Google Drive

You can connect DocHub to your Google Drive where you can simply double-click a file to open it in DocHub or right-click and choose Open With > DocHub. See these articles for more info:

Connect DocHub to your Google Drive

Open a file with DocHub from within Google Drive

Opening files from Gmail

Once DocHub is connected to your Google Drive, your email attachments in Gmail can be opened with DocHub app by previewing the attachment and click on Open With > DocHub, or any PDF attachments can be opened with DocHub's Chrome Extension. See this article:

DocHub Chrome Extension Overview

Opening a PDF from a web address 

If you are browsing the web and open a PDF to view in your web browser, you can use DocHub's Chrome Extension to open it in DocHub. This will create a copy of it in your account.

Once the Extension is installed, just open a PDF from a search result or webpage, and you'll see a button at the bottom to Screen_Shot_2019-04-22_at_7.04.31_PM.png

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