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Introduction
A Quick Overview of This Book
A Word About Security
Technical Requirements for Using Google Docs
Getting Started with Google Docs
A Google Account: Your Passport to All Things Google
Signing up and Signing in
What Can I Do with a Google Account?
Managing Your Google Account
Changing Your Account Information
Adding and Launching Google Applications
Getting Familiar with the Google Docs Home Page
Organizing Your Documents
Finding a Document
iGoogle, You Google, Everybody Googles
What’s an iGoogle Page?
Setting up iGoogle
Customizing Your Page
iGoogle and Google Docs
Starting Word Processing
Creating Your First Document
Naming the Document
Entering Text
Saving the Document
Introducing Formatting
Using the Formatting Toolbar
Using Keyboard Shortcuts
Exporting and Printing the Document
Deleting a Document
Formatting Documents
Formatting a Document
Importing Documents
Exporting a Document
Doing Research
Using a Dictionary, Thesaurus, or Encyclopedia
Searching the Web from Your Document
Working Offline
Downloading and Installing Gears
Activating Gears
Using Gears to Work Offline
Tweaking Your Offline Settings
Taking Your Docs to the Next Level: Lists, Tables, and Insertions
Working with Lists
Creating a List
Editing a List
Adding Tables to a Document
Creating a Table
Editing a Table
Inserting and Editing Images
Getting an Image into Your Document
Editing Images
Deleting an Image
Working with Hyperlinks and Bookmarks
Inserting a Hyperlink
Editing a Hyperlink
Inserting a Bookmark
Creating a Table of Contents
Editing a Table of Contents
Sharing and Collaborating on Documents
Sharing a Document
Step 1: Choose Sharers and Set Permissions
Step 2: Send an Optional Email Invitation
Receiving a Document-Sharing Notification
Changing a Document’s Ownership
Emailing All Viewers/Collaborators
Removing Sharing
Other Ways to Share a Document
Emailing a Document
Publishing a Document on the Web
Collaborating on a Document
Collaboration and Offline Editing
Using Color-Coded Comments
Working with a Document’s Revision History
Viewing Revisions
Comparing Versions
Introducing Spreadsheets
Spreadsheet Basics
What Is a Spreadsheet?
What Can a Cell Contain?
What Makes a Good Spreadsheet Design?
Creating Your First Google Docs Spreadsheet
Selecting Cells and Entering Data
Saving a Spreadsheet
Creating a New Spreadsheet from a Template
Formatting a Spreadsheet
Formatting Numbers
Formatting Dates and Times
Formatting Appearance
Creating Formatting Rules
Working with Multiple Sheets
Working with Data
Importing Data into Google Docs
Exporting Data from Google Docs
Working with Rows and Columns
Sorting Data
Printing and Deleting Spreadsheets
Printing a Spreadsheet
Deleting a Spreadsheet
Spreadsheets: Formulas and Charts
Working with spreadsheet gadgets
Working with Spreadsheet Formulas
What Is a Formula?
Creating Formulas: The Basics
Supercharging Your Formulas with Functions
Getting the Big Picture with Charts, Graphics, and Gadgets
Kinds of Charts
Editing a Chart
Putting an Image into Your Spreadsheet
Editing an Image
Google Docs Spreadsheets and Google Gadgets
Editing a Gadget
Sharing and Collaborating on Spreadsheets
Sharing Spreadsheets
Publishing a Spreadsheet on the Web
Embedding a Spreadsheet in Your Web Site or Blog
Inviting Others to Share a Spreadsheet
Collaborating on Spreadsheets
Working Simultaneously
Chatting as You Work
Commenting on a Spreadsheet
Receiving Notifications
Creating a Form to Gather Data
Creating a New Spreadsheet by Designing a Form
Creating a Form for an Existing Spreadsheet
Emailing a Form
Embedding a Form in a Web Page or Blog
Editing a Form
Editing a Form’s Confirmation Message
Analyzing Form Data
Disabling or Deleting a Form
Working with a Spreadsheet’s Revision History
Introducing Presentations
What’s a Presentation?
Why Use Google Docs for Presentations?
Some Pointers for Designing a Presentation
Your First Presentation
Starting from Scratch
Naming Your Presentation
Getting an Existing Presentation into Google Docs
Adding a New Slide
Selecting a Slide and Inserting Text
Saving a Presentation
Giving Your Slides Pizzazz
Adding Some Style with a Theme
Giving Your Slides a Custom Background
Formatting Text
Adding Images, Shapes, and Videos
Moving and Resizing Elements
Arranging Elements on a Slide
Revealing Elements One by One
Deleting an Element
Working with Slides
Importing Slides
Copying a Slide
Moving a Slide
Adding Speaker Notes
Deleting a Slide
Working with Presentations
Previewing a Presentation
Exporting a Presentation
Printing a Presentation
Deleting a Presentation
The Main Event: Sharing and Viewing Presentations
Sharing a Presentation
Collaborating on a Presentation
Giving a Live Presentation
Starting the Show
During the Presentation
Ending a Presentation
Publishing a Presentation on the Web
Making a Presentation Public
Embedding a Presentation in Your Web Page or Blog
Working with Revisions
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Google Docs 4 Everyone

Google Docs 4 Everyone

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Published by nisky
Who needs expensive, old-fashioned office software? Now, you can do everything online, free, with Google Docs! Experts Steve and Nancy Holzner offer simple, step-by-step instructions and great insider tips for making the most of Google’s powerful online word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation tools. You’ll get started fast... learn how to create and format professional-quality documents of all kinds... collaborate with colleagues to build better proposals and presentations... use advanced tools like revision history, templates, and charts... discover Google Docs’ latest features and shortcuts... and a whole lot more! No matter what kind of documents you create, this book can help you do the job better, faster, and more efficiently... and you’ll never pay for office software again!



You’ll Learn How To

• Get your free Google account and set up iGoogle for instant access to your documents

• Upload and use the documents you’ve already created with Microsoft Office

• Use Google Spreadsheet to create charts to display spreadsheet data

• Master Google Docs’ easy, powerful document-editing and formatting tools

• Insert images into your documents and presentations

• Share documents securely with your colleagues

• Back up your documents offline and edit them when you don’t have an Internet connection



Steven Holzner, former contributing editor at PC Magazine, is author of 108 computer books
that have sold more than 2.5 million copies. His most recent Pearson book is Facebook Marketing.

Nancy Holzner writes and edits technology books from her home in central New York state.
Her recent publications include books on Intuit QuickBase and Zoho. Nancy has also worked as
a medievalist, a high school teacher, and a corporate trainer.
Who needs expensive, old-fashioned office software? Now, you can do everything online, free, with Google Docs! Experts Steve and Nancy Holzner offer simple, step-by-step instructions and great insider tips for making the most of Google’s powerful online word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation tools. You’ll get started fast... learn how to create and format professional-quality documents of all kinds... collaborate with colleagues to build better proposals and presentations... use advanced tools like revision history, templates, and charts... discover Google Docs’ latest features and shortcuts... and a whole lot more! No matter what kind of documents you create, this book can help you do the job better, faster, and more efficiently... and you’ll never pay for office software again!



You’ll Learn How To

• Get your free Google account and set up iGoogle for instant access to your documents

• Upload and use the documents you’ve already created with Microsoft Office

• Use Google Spreadsheet to create charts to display spreadsheet data

• Master Google Docs’ easy, powerful document-editing and formatting tools

• Insert images into your documents and presentations

• Share documents securely with your colleagues

• Back up your documents offline and edit them when you don’t have an Internet connection



Steven Holzner, former contributing editor at PC Magazine, is author of 108 computer books
that have sold more than 2.5 million copies. His most recent Pearson book is Facebook Marketing.

Nancy Holzner writes and edits technology books from her home in central New York state.
Her recent publications include books on Intuit QuickBase and Zoho. Nancy has also worked as
a medievalist, a high school teacher, and a corporate trainer.

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