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Following the Google Docs guides I have been posting here, I received several other tips to add to these guides. I know it is impossible for me to cover all the details of these web services but some of these tips are really important and should not pass incognito. As I told you before, this blog is a fruit of a collaborative work between me and you and I do learn a lot from you as you do from me. Now here is a round-up of the new hacks you can do on Google Docs\ Drive. 1- Preview Docs A couple of months ago, Google Drive introduced the option of previewing your docs before you open, share or download them. To preview your doc, click on the check box next to it and right click on the file name then click on preview, see snapshot. 2- Open Word docs files in Google Docs To open a Word document ( Docx) that is uploaded in your Google Drive all you have to do is tick the box next to it , right click on the file name, select " open with " then click on " open with Google Drive "

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4 Things You Can Do Right Now to Create a Perfectly Organized Google Drive - ... Everyone organizes their Google Drive differently. Shockingly, many Google Apps users don’t organize them at all. I have found that, by using a few best practices, there is a system for making Google Drive much more organized and easier to navigate. Proper folder structure, naming conventions, color coding, and keeping track of what is shared with you can go a long way when used properly. Everything Teachers Need to Know about Google Spreadsheets Here are some good tutorials we brought you from Learn Free. Click on any title to access the correspondent tutorial. Enjoy

7-wonderful-google-docs-tutorials-for Google Drive is one of the best cloud storage services available online . Beside its being free to use, it also offers 15 GB of free storage capacity with the possibility of buying more. Apart from storing your files in the cloud and being able to access them from any computer or hand-held device, Google Drive is a strong productivity suite with services that allow users to create forms, documents, spreadsheets, and drawings. users can collaborate, edit, and work on these documents synchronously.Given its huge potential in education, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has devoted an entire section to everything teachers and educators need to know to tap into this educational potential. Check it out HERE for more resources. Today I am sharing with you some important tips that might render your work on Google Drive more productive and enjoyable.

Google Docs: Default to Anyone With the Link Can View I was talking with a teacher who was wishing that it was possible to have Google Docs default to “Anyone with the link can view.” This would ensure that when he shares resources that viewers are not told that the document is private and they do not have access. If you set the sharing settings on a folder then any documents in the folder inherit the same sharing settings. Creating Dummy Gmail Accounts for Web 2.0 Applications Printer-friendly version Send to friend Creating Gmail "Sub-Email" Accounts for Students Click here for a downloadable version of this tutorial 3. Create and Share a Presentation - Google Docs Tutorial Now that you've created a folder and shared it with a friend, you've created a document to put in the folder, and now it's time to create a presentation. 1. Click on the Create new button at the top-left of the page. Select Presentation from the drop down menu.

3 Strange Things You Can Do With Google Docs That Are Actually Super Useful - The Gooru Google Docs has always been much more than just a cloud based text editor. Some of its best features are also some of its strangest. I often discover these obscure tools tucked away in Google Docs only to find myself pleasantly surprised when I end up using them everyday. From allowing you to create pre-made templates to transcribing images right into text for you, there are definitely some functions you probably aren’t using in Google Docs. Here are three of my favorites that are not only unexpected but unexpectedly useful as well. 10 Great Tools to Integrate with your Google Docs Since Google officially changed Google Docs name to Google Drive and a number of updates have been introduced to improve its overall performance. One very recent update is an increase of cloud storage capacity to 15GB usable across Gmail, Drive, and Google Plus. It is quite obvious that Google is trying to outsmart its immediate competitor Dropbox and I think Google is successful in its strategy so far. To make Google Drive stand out from the crowd, Google opened it to apps developers and allowed users to select from a wide variety of web apps to integrate into their Google Drive accounts.

Google Docs Tutorial How to use Print or save the Interactive RubricLog in to Google Docs (use your Google Account or select Create a new account)Read the Purpose, Learning Objectives, and VocabularyGo through tasks 1-4 while filling out the Interactive RubricPurpose Google Docs is a very powerful real-time collaboration and document authoring tool. Multiple users can edit a document at the same time, while seeing each others' changes instantaneously. Users can produce text documents, slide presentations, spreadsheets, drawings, and surveys. The formats used are compatible with Microsoft Office and Open Office, so you can switch between these programs as needed.

10 URLs to Find Out What Google Knows About You Google is much more than just a search giant. It is also home to many of your favorite products: Gmail, YouTube, and Chrome, just to name a few. Apart from that, it also offers many products to help you keep track of your data. Most of these are hidden deep inside the My Account dashboard, which many users don’t really know of. These hidden tools may reveal interesting details about your usage of Google’s many services.