How To Work with Google Docs


October 23, 2008   •   Fact checked by Dumb Little Man

Google Docs

Digital Inspiration. Recently, they hit on a topic near and dear to my heart when Amit listed a ton of great ways to work with Google Docs.

For those unfamiliar, Google Docs provides a way to create and edit documents from the cloud. That means that you can do a lot of typical word processing, spreadsheet work, and presentation creation without installing any bulky software on your computer. That also means that as long as you can remember your Google password, you can retrieve your docs from any computer connected to the internet; the same is true for anyone else that you invite to collaborate with you. I use this all the time for my blog and project work.

No matter if you are a Google Docs user today or if you are new to this stuff, the tutorial will help you a great deal. Here is a sample of the questions he answers:

How do I upload all my Microsoft Office documents from the desktop on to Google Docs?

I am sending a Google Docs document to a large mailing list. Is is possible to track who read the document and when?

Forget the mailing list, I am just sending a document to my immediate boss so how do I if he really opened my document?

I wrote a long document in Google Docs in English but my client is insisting for a French version. Can we translate Google Docs documents online?

I have been using Google Docs for at least a year and this article taught me a lot. Check it out at Google Docs Guide: How to do Stuff with Google Docs.

If you need even more tutorials on Google Docs, here are a couple of sources that I found last night; both are pretty good.

  • TeacherTube: This is a link to a search on TeacherTube that contains a ton of video tutorials on Google Docs. 



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