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Using Google Apps (@bernardsboe.com): Google Docs

What is Google Docs?

Google Docs is a a cloud-based word processing tool - it's like  Microsoft WORD but Google's version! 

You can create a file, name a file and edit a file in a similar way to WORD.  

You DO NOT have to save a Google Doc!  Google does that for you!

Creating a Google Doc

You can create and name documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in the Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides home screens. Your Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides are then available to edit, share, and work on with others.

Create a document:

  1. Click on the red New button in Google Drive, and select Google Docs.
  2. This will create and open your new document,
  3. You can begin editing the document.

Name or Rename a document:

When you create a new document, it is  named “Untitled” by default. To rename the file:

  1. Open the document, spreadsheet, or presentation.
  2. Go to the File menu, select Rename OR click directly on the "Untitled" name at the top of the screen.
  3. Type a name for your file.
  4. Click OK.

Saving a document:

       1. Nope, nothing to do!  Google automaticially saves your file and edits every few seconds!

Sharing a Google Doc

Sharing a file:                                MAIN picAUg 27sdw.png

  1. Open the file you want to share.

  2. Choose the Share icon.pngShare icon in the top-right.

  3. Add the people you wish to share the file with into the sharing box. Start typing their name and a pop up list of students/teachers will appear. Click on the person you wish to share the file with.

  4. Click the dropdown arrow to the right of each person's name and choose the type of access you want to give to each person you are sharing with: To edit or To view.

    To edit:  The person can make changes to the file AND share it with other people.

    To view: The person can ONLY view the file - not make changes.

  5. Uncheck the "Notify people via email" box and Click Sendthen click Done.

  6. Select the Activity view to track the sharing changes for your file if you wish.