Changing the Time Zone

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 12, 2013)

As you collaborate with other people on documents or spreadsheets, Drive keeps track of when changes are made and who makes them. To make sure that Drive is logging this information correctly, you may want to check to make sure that the time zone in which you are working is set properly. Here's how to do it:

  1. Log into Google Drive (drive.google.com).
  2. Click the Settings tool. (It is near the upper-right corner of the screen; it has an icon of a gear on it.) Drive displays a few options.
  3. Click Settings. Drive displays the Settings screen. (See Figure 1.)
  4. Figure 1. The Settings screen.

  5. Using the Time Zone drop-down list, choose the proper time zone for where you are working.
  6. Click Save.

Be aware that any change you make to the time zone affects any other Google tools that you may use, in addition to Drive.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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