Google Docs: Access, create, edit, and print
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.
You can access your Google Docs from any computer, anywhere in the world.
To view a list of documents you own or have access to, or to create a document:
Google Drive is where you’ll find your Google Docs (plus other types of files). If Google Drive is not yet enabled for you, visit https://docs.google.com.
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 Drive to access your Google Docs:
If you don’t yet have Drive, click Documents instead.
In Google Drive (or your Docs list) you'll see all of the Google Docs you have access to, including documents, presentations, spreadsheets, forms, and drawings. You might also see other types of files.
From Google Drive (or 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 to rename the document (the title is “Untitled document” when you first create it).
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.
Many people say the best thing about Google Docs is how easy it is to share them and work on them with other people in real time. Check out Docs Sharing and Collaboration to get started!