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Google Drive

Google Docs

Create and share your projects online and access them from anywhere with Google Drive.

Create documents, spreadsheets, presentations and drawings from scratch, start from a template or upload existing files. You can easily do all the basics, including making bulleted lists, sorting by columns, adding tables, images, comments, formulas, changing fonts and more.

Google Drive accepts most popular file formats, including DOC, XLS, ODT, ODS, RTF, CSV, PPT, etc.  See Google Drive Help for more help, or watch the video below. Requires free account.

Once saved, anywhere you can access Google, you can access your documents. Your documents will be private by default, they cannot be retrieved through searches. However, you do have the option of sharing your documents or publishing them to the Web.

Video: Exploring Google Drive

Get Started & Edit It

To get started, go to Google Drive and sign in to your Google account. Once signed in, you can select New Document, or select one from the list of previously saved documents.

If you know how to use Word, than you can use Google Drive. All the basic formatting is there, available through familiar icons. The icons even have pop up tool tips when you hold your cursor over them, just like Word. There is even a spell checker.

Google Drive new document