Google Drive and Docs Tips
Google Docs size limits
A handy reminder of the size limits for docs you create and upload.
When uploading or creating documents in Google Drive, it's useful to be aware of the following limitations.
Documents have a limit of 1,024,000 characters, regardless of the number of pages or font size. Uploaded document files that are converted to Google documents format can’t be larger than 2MB.
Spreadsheets have a limit of 400,000 cells, with a maximum of 256 columns per sheet. Uploaded spreadsheet files that are converted to Google spreadsheets format can’t be larger than 20MB, and need to be under 400,000 cells and 256 columns per sheet. See Spreadsheet Limitations tip.
Presentations created in Google Docs can be up to 50MB. Uploaded presentation files that are converted into Google presentations format can also be up to 50MB.
Files that you upload but don’t convert to Google Docs format can be up to 10GB each.
The storage each user has in Google Drive is 5GB, converted documents are "free" - ie they don't take up any storage space. If you need more space you can buy additional storage.