What is Google Docs?
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What is Google Docs?



A quick one page guide to Google Docs, for those that haven't a clue what it is.

A quick one page guide to Google Docs, for those that haven't a clue what it is.



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  • 1. What is google docs?Google Docs is a suite of ‘office’ Even better, you can collaborate ona p p l i c a t i o n s - a w o r d p r o c e s s o r, documents with people. Share the documentspreadsheet, presentation designer - which with them and allow them access to edit therun in a web browser. No software to file, and many people can work together atdownload or install! once - you’ll even see the words people are typing appear in real time in front of your eyes! The discussions feature also enables you to use a chat box down the side of your document, allowing you to talk to others you are working with, without having to leave comments within the document itself. Good formIt is free to access, all you need to do is log in The spreadsheets application has a neatat docs.google.com using your Google additional feature called forms, which is deadaccount - you’ll need to create one if you don’t handy. You can create a form, which has itsalready have one. Just click the ‘Create new’ own webpage and link, or which you canbutton and choose the sort of document you embed in any other web page you like. Whenwant to create from the dropdown menu that people complete the form and press submit, allappears. the details go straight into a Google Docs spreadsheet for analysis. Everything online ExportAll your files are saved within Google Docs,and are on the internet. This means you can Finally, you can export any document fromaccess them from any computer, as long as it Google Docs onto your computer, so you canhas a connection to the net, and a reasonably do some fancy formatting, or distribute inmodern web browser. another format, such as PDF, Word, Open Office, or good old plain text.Whilst the programs within Google Docs aren’tas fully featured as a traditional suite ofproductivity applications such as MicrosoftOffice, they do have the features that mostpeople need most of the time - it’s a case ofgood enough being good enough! SharingThere are advantages to this way of workingthough. One is the ability to share documentsonline using Google Docs. You can keepdocuments private, or make them viewable bypeople you specify, or even make themviewable by anyone. Just choose the rightsetting, then send people the link. This quick guide was put together by Kind of Digital.We provide strategic advice, training and technical development to help organisations open up and make the most of the web - including social media tools like Google Docs! Find out more at kindofdigital.com or follow us on Twitter - @kindofdigital Published under creative commons - feel free to redistribute and edit, but not for commercial gain.