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Zoom on Desktop: How to Upload Documents in Zoom


This article will help you learn about sharing documents and screen-sharing during your zoom meeting.

Learn about the file-sharing process in virtual court so that you can properly introduce any documents during your zoom meeting.

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Note: The Office of Court Administration recommends the use of Dropbox or email to collect documents and exhibits prior to the hearing. 

Information on your court’s file-sharing procedures can be found in your notice of hearing, your court’s local rules, or by contacting your court coordinator.  

How can I upload a document in zoom?

Note: In order to share documents via Zoom’s software, the in-meeting file transfer capabilities must be activated. 

If the in-meeting file transfer capabilities are activated, then you will simply need to use the chat feature. When you open the chat feature, the file icon should appear in the top-right corner of your text input box. 

The file icon looks like a sheet of paper with one corner dog-eared. When you click the file icon, options should appear to share your file via Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, Box, or Microsoft Sharepoint. The last option is to select “Your Computer”, which will allow you access to share local files. 

When sharing from a local file (chat>file>Your Computer), you should receive an indication that the file is successfully sent. To be sure you uploaded the file successfully, look for your document in the Zoom chat and confirm that the file has a green checkmark. 

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For more information on file-sharing, read Zoom Support's information on Sending a file in meetings and webinars.

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