Google Docs basics


Watch a video on getting started with Google Docs


Here's what you can do with documents:

  • Upload and convert Word documents, OpenOffice, RTF, HTML, text (.txt), Open Office (.odt), and StarOffice Writer (.sxw) files (or create documents from scratch).
  • Easily format your documents.
  • Invite others by email to edit or view your documents.
  • Collaborate online in real time and chat with other collaborators.
  • View your documents' revision history and roll back to any version.
  • Publish documents online to the world, as webpages or post documents to your blog.
  • Download documents to your desktop as Word, OpenOffice, RTF, PDF, HTML or zip.
  • Email your documents out as attachments.

Check out the Google Documents getting started guide

Here's what you can do with spreadsheets:

  • Import and convert .xls, .csv, .txt and .ods formatted data.
  • Export .xls, .csv, .txt and .ods formatted data and PDF and HTML files.
  • Use formatting and formula editing so you can calculate results and make your data look the way you want it.
  • Chat in real time with others who are editing your spreadsheet.
  • Create charts and gadgets.
  • Embed a spreadsheet, or individual sheets of your spreadsheet, in your blog or website.

Check out the Google Spreadsheets getting started guide

Here's what you can do with presentations:

  • Share and edit presentations with your friends and coworkers.
  • Import and convert existing presentations in .ppt and .pps file types.
  • Download your presentations as a PDF, a PPT, or a TXT file.
  • Easily edit your presentations.
  • Insert images and videos, and format your slides to fit your preferences.
  • Allow real-time viewing of presentations, online, from separate remote locations.
  • Publish and embed your presentations in a website, allowing access to a wide audience.

Check out the Google Presentations getting started guide

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