Microsoft Word is the most used word processing piece of software.
But people are slowly moving away from the conventional Microsoft programs, a lot of people are moving across to the Google, cloud based ecosystemGoogle Docs is Google’s word processing software.
- Google is slowly but surely making a move into almost every aspect of computing. They are getting into document creating, online software. With their version of Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets they are giving a free, cloud based alternative software for creating spreadsheets. For making presentations, instead of Microsoft Powerpoint, Google have created Google Slides, again it is free and cloud based.
They are even competing on notes apps with Google Keep and have one of the biggest cloud based storage applications in Google Drive. But it is Google Docs we are interested in here.
Google Docs is the most used cloud based word processing piece of software, and the best thing about being cloud based is that with a log in you can access your saved documents from anywhere at any time without having to move them using email, or USB drives.
To get started up on Google Docs, search Google for docs.
- When you have searched for it, the first result will be the correct one. Click on it. It will then launch the home page of Google docs. There are two options here, you will want to click on the ‘Personal’ option rather than the ‘Business’ one. Click where it says to ‘Go to Docs’.
- The next page it will open it will be prompting you to sign in to your Google account. If you do not already have a Google account – this is a perfect time to create one. If you already have a Google account, log in!
TIP – Any issues you may have with logging in would be able to be sorted out on this screen.
- Once logged in you will be on the main screen of Google Docs where you can create your own documents. There are few templates along the top, from resume’s to business letters you will be able to find the perfect document template for whatever the occasion.
You can also sign up to Google Docs on iOS or Android as well as desktop. The only difference is you will have to previously have downloaded the Google Docs app from the App Store or Google Play Store. And upon opening the app you will be able to sign in or create your very own Google account.
I recommend getting a Google account, with all of the applications Google are constantly bringing out and updating, if there isn’t something for you yet, there will be very soon.