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Google Docs Basics

Google Docs offers all of the editing features that you would usually find in a word processor.  In addition to the basic word processing features, Google Drive also offers a number of unique features that can help you prepare and share your work more effectively:

  • Google Drive docs are saved online, so you can access them from any computer with an Internet connection. You will never need to email yourself an attachment again!
  • If you are working on a group report, you can share your document with your group members. This allows all group members to view and edit the document at the same time, from different computers. You can even chat with your group members about the document as you view it.
  • Google Drive saves your document every few seconds and keeps a history of the saves. If you decide you don't like the changes you have made, you can easily revert to an older version.
  • Once you are finished with your document and are ready to print it, you can download it in a variety of formats, such as a Word Document or a PDF.

Select the tabs to the left for details on revising and organizing options.