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Google Docs

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Word processing
Collaboration
Version Control

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Google Docs

What are Google Docs? 

Google Docs is a free to use web based application that is similar to Microsoft Word. It has many of the formatting tools that are available in MS Word, and there are also a range of free add-ons that you can select from at the click of a button.

Benefits of using Google Docs

  • No installation needed
  • Docs can be accessed from any device using any browser and syncs across devices
  • Collaboration – work with colleagues or team members to edit a doc together in real time
  • Removes version control problems – current version is available in one place to all who have access

Google Docs tools and features

  • Voice typing – speech to text dictation 
  • Create, edit and format text documents in your browser
  • Import Microsoft Word documents which will be converted to docs
  • Choose from a range templates
  • Insert images, charts, tables and hyperlinks
  • Add comments – tag someone in a comment
  • Access to all previous versions of the doc
  • Download docs in a number of formats (including MS Word and PDF)
  • Offline mode

More information                    

  • Google docs get started guide
  • Google Docs is available in the Marjon G-Suite, if you are interested in using Google Docs (or any other Google app) and do not currently have a Marjon Google account then please get in contact with the MeLT team: elearning@marjon.ac.uk who will set up an account for you.

Google docs – tutorial