What is a Google Doc?

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Accessing Google Docs

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  • Sign in to your Google Account
  • Go to docs.google.com

Creating a Google Doc

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  • Click the colorful plus symbol to create a new Google Doc

Sharing a Google Doc

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  • Click the Share button to share a document
  • Add an email address
  • Select a permission level

Using the Editing Tools

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Use the toolbar or menus to:

  • Change font size and color
  • Adjust line spacing
  • Add headers and footers
  • Create columns

Organizing Google Docs

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SORT AND SEARCH

  • Sort files by title or when it was last saved
  • Search for files by title, keyword, or Doc collaborators

FOLDERS

  • Click the icon button to create a folder
  • Highlight and drag files to a folder
  • Share a folder by right-clicking on it and selecting "Share"

Downloading and Converting Google Docs

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  • To download a file, click the File menu
  • Scroll down to "Download as"
  • Click a file type to begin the download

Reviewing the Basics

Google Docs

Now that we've gone over some of the basics of Google Docs, let's review.

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Reviewing the Basics

Google Docs QUIZ

1. True or False: Google Docs must be saved each time they are edited.

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Google Docs are automatically saved as you make edits, so you don't have to worry about clicking “save” ever again.

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2: What are the sharing permission options for a Google Doc? Choose all that apply.

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Google Doc sharing permissions allow a collaborator to comment, view, or edit a Google Doc.

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3: View-only rights include the ability to:

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With view-only rights, collaborators can only see changes being made to a Google Doc in real time.

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4: Which of the following editing tools are available in Google Docs? Choose all that apply.

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You have many formatting options to choose from. You can:

  • Change or add a font
  • Add columns
  • Add headers
  • Add page numbers
  • Adjust line spacing
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5: Choose the correct process for downloading a Google Doc as a PDF.

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Follow these three steps to download a Doc as a PDF.

  • Click the File menu
  • Hover over "Download as"
  • Click "PDF document"
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Great job! Now you know the basics of Google Docs.

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HERE'S WHAT YOU LEARNED TODAY:

  • What Google Docs is
  • How to access Google Docs
  • How to create, share, and edit Google Docs
  • How to organize Google Docs
  • How to download and convert Google Docs

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