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Google Docs

Google Docs

What is Google Docs?

Google Docs is a lot like Microsoft Word.  It lets you type, insert tables, images, links, and more.  It's a great tool to use to type a report or write a story!

How do I get there?

To get to Google Docs, follow these steps:

1.  Go to drive.google.com

2.  Log into your google drive using your CPS account

3.  Click on the red "New" button up in the corner

4.  Click on "More"

5.  Click on Google Docs (the first option)

 

How do I share?

If you want to share your doc with a classmate or a teacher, it's easy!

  • Go to the blue "share" button at the top right
  • Enter the e-mail addresses for the people you want to share it with!
  • Hit "Done"

Remember - Think about who you are sharing your Doc with before you share it.  Also consider whether or not you want that person to be able to just view your Doc or to be able to Edit it.

How do I change the text?

The tool bar at the top of the screen lets you "change" the words in your document

How to I center the text?

The toolbar at the top of the screen lets you adjust how your text is aligned.  Remember - if you have already typed something, you need to highlight it first before using the alignment buttons!

What if I make a mistake?

Don't worry if you make a mistake!  It's easy to undo.  You can just hit the undo icon!  It looks like this:  

How do I insert a picture?

There are several ways to insert a picture.  The easiest way is to click on "insert" and then click on "Image"

The image icon looks like this:  .  Then you have 6 options:

 

Upload - You can use a picture you already have saved to your computer

Take a Snapshot - Uses the camera built into your device to take a picture of you

By URL - You can copy and paste the URL of a picture from something like Google images

Your Albums - If you have photos already in your Google Plus, you can add them this way

Google Drive - If you have photos already in your Google Drive, you can add them this way

Search - You can search Google images right in Google Drawing!

 

What else can you do?

There's a lot you can do with Google Docs.  You can...

  • Make tables
  • Make bulleted Lists
  • Include links
  • Make graphs

Take time to learn and explore.  Google Docs is a great tool!