Kilkenny Voice – Wednesday 23rd July – Google Docs – Elf Knows It [ARCHIVED]
Office applications play a part in almost everyones day to day routine, Spreadsheets for accounts, Presentations for teachers/lecturers, and Word Processing for almost all uses. What if you could get all this in one place, with access to all your documents no matter where you are? With Google Docs,(docs.google.com) an online office suite from Google, all you need is a computer and a fast internet connection to get access to all the right tools, and your documents.
For a web based office suite, Google Docs is packed with features. It has almost everything you would expect to find if you were using software on your computer.
You can easily do all the basics, including making bulleted lists, sorting by columns, adding tables, images, comments, formulas, changing fonts and more.
Use Your Existing Documents
Google Docs lets you upload and import a lot of popular file formats, including DOC, XLS, ODT, ODS, RTF, CSV, PPT, etc. Once uploaded you can edit the documents like you always have, except now you can get to them no matter where you are through Google Docs
Share And Collaborate With Others.
A great use of Google Docs is a group of people from any location can view, work and improve documents. But only people you want to access your documents can, restriction to the document is set by e-mail addresses.
You can also publish your work as a web page, and with the link to this page, anyone can access the document as if it was any other web site. With this feature they can only view the document, not edit it.
Download Your Work
Just like uploading your documents, you can download them back to your computer too. You can save your documents and spreadsheets to your own computer in DOC, XLS, CSV, ODS, ODT, PDF, RTF and HTML formats.
All you need to use Google Docs is a Google account, if you have a Gmail e-mail address, you already have one. If you don’t, you can easily register at docs.google.com