Google Docs

  • Google Docs Basics

    • Google Docs provides a free suite of office essentials including Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations and Forms
    • Google Docs allows you to access, save and edit your work from any computer connected to the Internet (This means you don't have to worry about using a flash drive and forgetting it either at school or at home!!)
    • Share your work with others by inviting selected users
    • Edit and collaborate with others worldwide

    Creating an Account

    1. Go to
    2. If you already have a Google account, enter your username and password.  If you don't have a Google account yet, click Create an account now.  Note: You must have an e-mail address to access Google Docs.  You can create a free e-mail through Google. 

    Uploading a File

    1. To upload a file that you created using another program (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc...), click the Upload button
    2. Click Select files to upload
    3. Browse to find your file on either your computer or flash drive.
    4. You can add more files or click Start upload
    5. Your file should now be listed on the Google Docs home screen.

    Editing a Document

    1. Click on the name of the document that you want to work with
    2. Use the toolbars to make changes if necessary
    3. Add information by typing right into the document
    4. Click Save when you are finished working with the document

    This short video shows some of the basic features of Google Docs:


    See Mrs. Grabek if you need assistance or check out the files below for detailed tutorials that you can print or save.

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