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Google Docs

  • Google Docs is an online word processor included as part of the free, web-based Google Docs Editors' suite offered by Google, which also includes Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Drawings, Google Forms, Google Sites and Google Keep.
  • You can use Google Docs to create documents and collaborate in real time from any device.
  • You can use Google Docs as an alternative to Microsoft Office apps or as an additional set of apps.
  • Converting Google Docs to MS Office files and vice versa is very easy and allows for additional functionality.


Creating an Account

Creating a Google Docs account is easy and as a starting point you can use an existing Google account.

If you don't already have a Google account you will need to create one. This can be done at the top right of the Google homepage.

Once your account is created you will be able to access Google Docs and all of its features.

Creating and Saving Documents

  • You can create a new document on Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides and Google Forms by opening the home screen of Google Docs on your computer and then clicking on "+".

Saving Google Docs files:

  • When you're online, Google automatically saves your changes as you type. You don't need a save button.
  • If you aren't connected to the Internet, you can set up offline access to save your changes.
  • Once offline access is turned on, changes will save to your device as you enter text, and will save to Google Drive once reconnected.

For more options and information, please visit Google Support.


Collaborating on Google Docs

You can collaborate on one or more Google Docs files as a part of your Google Drive suite:

  • First, you will need to share the file with the other person by clicking on the Share icon next to the file.
  • You will then need to enter the email address of the person with whom you would like to share the file.
  • To decide what role people will have on your file, select ViewerCommenter, or Editor.
  • Click Send or Share.

Google Docs - Text Editor

The main window on Google Docs is the text editor, which has functionalities similar to those of Microsoft Word.

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Related Google Apps

  • Google Docs
  • Google Sheets
  • Google Slides
  • Google Keep

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