Introduction to Google Docs

Google Docs is one ofthe most popular online word processing programs. Although its features can't compete with Microsoft Word, it is a simple and effective program. It is easy to upload Word documents from your computer to work on them in Google Docs. You can also download documents from the service or share them with others. These tips will get you up and going in Google Docs quickly.

You can create documents directly in Google Docs. But, you'll probably also want to upload word processing files from your computer. Upload simply to share with others or to edit your documents on the go. You can upload a variety of document formats such as Microsoft Word. Google Docs will convert them for you automatically! More »

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Sharing Word Processing Documents Via Google Docs

One of the best features of Google Docs is the ability to share your documents with others. You can grant them editing privileges. Or, limit others to viewing your documents only. Sharing your documents is a snap. Learn how it's done.

Like other word processing programs, Google Docs applies certain default formatting to the new documents that you create. This formatting may not appeal to you. You can change the formatting for documents individually. Or, save yourself some time and change the default formatting for Google Docs documents. More »

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Working With Templates in Google Docs

Templates are a great way to save time when you're creating documents. Templates contain formatting and boilerplate text. All you need to do is add your document content. You'll get great looking documents every time. Fortunately, Google Docs offers thousands of free templates for you to use.

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Downloading Files From Google Docs

Once you've created a document in Google Docs, you may want to download it to your computer. That's no problem. Google Docs will help you export your documents for use in word processing programs like Microsoft Word. Find out how it's done.