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

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