Monday, June 20, 2016

Summer Collaboration Challenge: Week5 - Google Docs: Tips and Tricks #14weekchallenge

In week 2, we explored Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides as alternatives to Microsoft Office.  By now, you should be familiar with these applications and ready to take the next step by exploring advanced features as well as tips and tricks for making Docs, Sheets, and Slides easier to use and more featureful than Microsoft Office.

Google Docs is a great alternative to Microsoft Word.  This week we'll unlock additional features of Docs to show how Docs can become your default word processing application.  Let's start by reviewing some important tips for using Docs more effectively.

Tip #1 - Access Docs ANYTIME - even without Internet access
Whether you are on an airplane or in a location with no Internet access, lack of connectivity shouldn’t prevent you from working in Google Drive. Set up offline access so you can access and edit your files any time.

Tip #2 - Share the PDF version of your Doc
Sometimes people prefer Adobe® PDF files because they’re easy to print, download, and open in existing programs. If you’re working in Google Docs or Google Sheets, there’s no need to convert your files to PDFs every time you want to share it in that format. Instead, use a link to aPDF version of your file.

Tip #3 - See sections of your document at a glanceNavigating long documents can be time-consuming and difficult. Google Docs outlines show you what the document covers so you can quickly jump between sections. The outline follows any styles or headers in your document. In longer documents where you haven’t specified headers, Docs creates them for you automatically. You can then edit or remove the headers in the outline as necessary.

See more tips here:
Docs Tips