Docs Accessing, creating, editing, printing, and sharing
There are several kinds of Google Docs: text documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, and forms. We’ll use a basic text document to show you how to get started with Google Docs. Most of these steps also work for other document types, so learn these tasks and you’re on your way to creating presentations, spreadsheets, forms, and drawings too.
One of the great things about Google Docs is that you can access your documents from any computer, anywhere in the world.
To view a list of documents you own or have access to, or to create a document:
Enter https://docs.google.com/a/your_domain.com in your browser (but be sure to replace your_domain.com with your actual domain name).
When you're using a Google Apps product (e.g. Gmail, Calendar), you'll see other Apps products listed at the top left of the page. Click Documents to access your Docs list.
In your Docs list, you'll see all of the documents, presentations, spreadsheets, forms, and drawings you have access to.
From your Docs list, click Create and then select Document.
An untitled document appears in your browser -- now you're ready to edit!
Just click on the title (the title is “Untitled document” when you first create it) to rename the document.
There are many ways to edit your document with the edit toolbar.
You could stick to entering plain text, but why? Take advantage of the full range of features in Google Apps Documents to make your documents stand out from the rest.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
Tables are a great way to organize information in your document.
It’s super easy to add links in Google Docs.
To set these options, click File > Page setup.
To get started, click the Share button at the top right of the page to open this dialog:
You then have the following options:
One way to share your document is to choose who can find and view it. Click the Change link and then choose one of the following visibility settings:
You can also share your document with specific people and determine their level of access.
To see who has access to your document, including their permission levels, click the Share button. Notice you can also change permission levels here.
Publish your document as a web page and others can access and view it online. Your document will be assigned a unique address (URL) that you can send to friends and colleagues.
Click File > Publish to the Web.