Google Apps: Docs

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Create a Google Document in Google Docs

  1. From within the Google Docs application click the + icon in the lower right to create a new document.
  2. A new Google Doc appears in your browser—now you're ready to create.

Search for previously created documents

You can search for a specific document by typing into the search bar at the top of the Google Docs application and hitting enter.

Google docs will search the titles and content of all of your documents for matching results.

Share and collaborate

Google Docs lets you easily collaborate with others on documents in real time.

  1. To get started, open the file your want to share and click Share. You will find the share button in the upper-right hand corner of the document.
  2. Enter the email addresses of the people you want to share with. You can also search for contacts by entering them in the box.
  3. Select Can edit.
  4. Click Done. The individuals or groups will receive an email letting them know you’ve shared the file or folder with them.

You can work at the same time, or individually, but all changes made to a document are saved and displayed whenever you open your document in Google Docs.

To track changes to a document choose File > See Revision History

For more on Sharing and Collaboration See Google Docs Helps for Sharing and Collaboration.

Downloading Documents as a Microsoft Word or PDF document

  1. Open a document.
  2. Choose File > Download as from the Google Docs file menu.
  3. Click on one of the file types available in the drop-down menu.
  4. Choose the location on your computer to save the document.
  5. Click Save.

Uploading a Google Doc as an Assignment Submission

  1. Open assignment in Moodle
  2. Click Add Submission at the bottom of the assignment
  3. Click the Add document button
  4. Click on Google Drive (The login credentials to your LAPU Google email will be required)
  5. Search and Select File
  6. Click Select this file
  7. Click Save Changes

Uploading a Google Doc as an Assignment Submission with a Mobile Device

  1. Open assignment in Moodle
  2. Click View/grade all submissions
  3. Click the Add document button
  4. Click on Google Drive(The login credentials to your LAPU Google email will be required)
  5. Search and Select File
  6. Click Select this file
  7. Click Save Changes

Other

Organize your Google Doc files in Google Drive

  • The Google Docs list can grow exponentially if you use it to create your documents for class. You can use Google Drive to organize and file all your various Google Documents, Sheets, Presentations, and Drawings.

Insert a Google Drawing into your Google Document.

You can use Google Drawing to create graphics for your Google Document. While inside of a Google document:

  1. On the main menu choose Insert > Google Drawing.
  2. Use the menu bar to upload an image or add text, lines, or shapes to create your drawing.
  3. Once you have completed your "drawing," click Save and Close in the upper-right hand corner.
  4. Your new Google Drawing has been added to your document.