Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Creating a Document with Google Apps

Today we are going to learn how to create a document with our
Google Apps for Education accounts!

Google Drive is where you will begin using the office suite applications in Google Apps. In Google Drive, you will find an easy-to-use word processor to create and edit written documents.

To create a document in your Google Drive account:

  1. Login in to your Google Apps account on the Google home page using most web browsers.
  2. Click "Drive" in the black Google menu bar at the top of the screen.
  3. Click the red "Create" button on the left side of your Drive account.
  4. Drop down to and click on "Document".
  5. Click on "Untitled Document" and type in the box to rename your document.
  6. Compose and edit your document as with any word processing software.
  7. Google Docs are automatically saved.

Let's practice by creating and editing a new document!
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  • Create a new document as detailed above.
  • Rename the title to "About Me".
  • Type your name at the top of the page.
  • Click the "Align center" button to center your name as a title.
  • Highlight your name and change the font, change the size to 24, and change the "Text color" as well.
  • Press return two times.
  • Click the "Align left" button to begin typing on the left side of the document.
  • Type five sentences about yourself (grade, school, classes, future, favorite stuff, etc.).
  • Highlight and change the font of the five sentences, change the color to black, and the size to 12.
  • Insert a photo of yourself by clicking on the image icon, then clicking "Select a file from your webcam".
  • When you are happy with your photograph, click "Take snapshot".
  • Move your photo to the bottom of your document.
  • You may also add a photo of your favorite thing, but don't forget to cite your resource, it's easy to do if you use Google docs Reference tool.
  • Great job!

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