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  • Google Docs and You
    (and your patrons)               
  • August, 2005- Upstartle launches Writely- a web based word processor
    September, 2005- Google acquires Upstartle
    June, 2006- Google launches Google Spreadsheets
    February 2007- Google Docs was open to Google Apps users.
    Sept. 2007- Google premiered their Presentations program on Google Docs
    Jul. 2009- Google Docs and Google Apps were officially out of beta testing stage.
    Jan. 2010- Google offers 1gb of free doc storage for any file type.
    Jan. 2011- Google started using current homepage for
  • 1- Web based. No special software required.
    2- Instantly saves in the cloud.
    3- Old versions are archived in case of mistakes
    4- Docs are collaborative and shareable.
    5- Cost- it’s FREE!
    Why Google Docs?
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  • First Step
    Go to Then Click “Sign In” in the top right corner.
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  • Click “create an account for free”.
    It’s FREE! Zilch, Zero, Nada, एक शून्य , Nul, ロ, 零,
  • Create an Account
    Fill out the form and agree to the terms and conditions.  The patron must have anactive e-mail address for this to work.
  • Account Confirmation
    Now, check your email!
  • Email Verification
    Google will send a verification e-mail to the address used when you sign up.  Follow the link here to verify the account
  • Account Verified
    Google has now verified the account.   Now Click on “Google Home”.
  • Google Home
    Welcome Home!
  • To the Docs!
    Under “More” select “Documents”.
  • Getting Started
    This will be the first screen you see.
  • Uploading
    Select "Upload"
  • Uploading Continued
    Click "Browse"
  • Select File
    Select the File you want to upload. This time I have chosen a word doc named “Test”.
  • Start Upload
    Click "Start upload"
  • Back to the Docs!
    Click "Back to Google Docs"
  • Congratulations!
    You have successfully created a Google Doc. See it up there?
  • A NEW DOC!
    Click “Create new” and select the document type.
    I chose “document”.
  • It's a Word Processor
    Now you can type in the web browser like you do in MS Word.
  • And it's Google
    Google Saves the docs automatically after changes, much like Gmail does with your drafted e-mails.
  • Name that Doc!
    I can name that Doc in 1 click!
  • Namage
    Enter the Doc's new name.  I feel like we just adopted a Pound Puppy!
  • Now we've got 2!
    Back at Doc HQ we can see our two docs with different backgrounds coexisting in peace!
  • No more works files that won’t open or convert!
    Never pay for expensive software again!
    Patrons don’t need flash drives!
    Added Layer of Privacy!
    Increased Customer Service!