Google Drive

Colin Koteles (koteles@cod.edu)

Spring, 2016

What is Google Drive?

  • Microsoft Office in the "cloud"

  • Online storage

Advantages

  • Free and robust

  • Multi-platform (Desktops, tablets, smartphones)

  • Anytime/anywhere access

  • No special software

  • All your work is online (unique links)

  • Supports online collaboration

Advantages

  • Free (or cheap) online data storage/backup

  • Online data storage/backup

Get an Account        

    

1. Create a free Google account:

https://accounts.google.com/NewAccount

Access to GMail, Google Drive, YouTube, Picasa, Google Sites, Google Analytics, Google Voice, etc.

2. Go to Google Drive:

https://drive.google.com/

The Google Docs Part

  • Documents ("Word")
  • Spreadsheets ("Excel")
  • Presentations ("PowerPoint")
  • Forms ("Access")
  • Drawings

The Google Docs Part

  • Make your documents available on the web

The Google Docs Part

  • Make your documents available on the web

The Google Docs Part

  • Make your documents available on the web

The Google Docs Part

  • Add collaborators

The Google Docs Part

  • Versions

  • Search documents

The Google Drive Part (Files)

  • Google Docs

  • Uploaded files

The Google Drive Part (Files)

  • Sync desktop storage with the Google Drive client

The Google Drive Part (Files)

Compatible formats:

    • Microsoft Word (.DOC and .DOCX)
    • Microsoft Excel (.XLS and .XLSX)
    • Microsoft PowerPoint (.PPT and .PPTX)
    • Adobe Portable Document Format (.PDF)
    • Apple Pages (.PAGES)
    • Adobe Illustrator (.AI)
    • Adobe Photoshop (.PSD)
    • Tagged Image File Format (.TIFF)
    • Autodesk AutoCad (.DXF)
    • Scalable Vector Graphics (.SVG)
    • PostScript (.EPS, .PS)
    • TrueType (.TTF)
    • XML Paper Specification (.XPS)
    • Archive file types (.ZIP and .RAR)

The Google Drive Part (Files)

To open outside file in Google Docs:

  • File > Export to Google document

To export a Google file:

  • File > Download as

The Google Drive Part (Folders)

  • Organize your files
  • Upload entire folders

The Google Drive Apps

More Help

  • Ask me:

koteles@cod.edu

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