I’ve just been having a squizz [a look] at Google’s new offering, a word processor you can find at docs.google.com.
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I read an article this past weekend which said, “At best this has 5% of the functionality of the best known word processor [Word].“, and I had to chuckle. Years ago I used to run training courses on Microsoft Word [both Mac and PC] and then the software engineers kept adding more and more functionality, and including annoying ‘features’ which you needed a Certificate to work out how to disengage, or switch off.

I’ve been quoted as saying that MS Word might be on many computers worldwide, but that the average person in most situations would not even use 5% of the ‘features’ or functionality.

So to hear this new gem about Google docs gave me the momentum to go check it out.

google doc menu.0 Google Docs   so easy to useThe drop-down menu looks like other word processing menus, and the Menu bar across the top of the screens has all the WYSIWYG [what you see is what you get] editor tools we’ve come to expect [font color, bold etc, size, styles etc].

Pretty cool – I gave it a test run, typed, formatted, printed, saved, saved in other formats.

Typed some more.

It seems to do everything I’d need in an online solution for word processing, with the added bonus that I can work on documents while I’m travelling, from anywhere in the world, without having to save them to a Flash drive [which could get lost or misplaced].

Hey, it’s NOT MS WORD – but then, who would want it to be? icon smile Google Docs   so easy to use

Give it a shot, you might be pleasantly suprised. And while you’re at it, check out the matching spreadsheet. As free software, this is fantastic, and for all those trying to get away from you-know-who, this is a perfect solution. [PS - you can share your docs with work groups, your students, whomever you choose.]

Enjoy!
Teena

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