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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Google Documents

Google Docs is a free, Web-based word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation application offered by Google. It allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users. Google Docs combines the features of two services, Writely and Spreadsheets.

Here's what you can do with documents:

> Upload Word documents, OpenOffice, RTF, HTML or text (or create documents from scratch).
> Use our simple WYSIWYG editor to format your documents, spell-check them, etc.
> Invite others (by e-mail address) to edit or view your documents and spreadsheets.
> Edit documents online with whomever you choose.
> View your documents' and spreadsheets' revision history and roll back to any version.
> Publish documents online to the world, as Web pages 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.

Here's what you can do with spreadsheets:

> Import and export of .xls, .csv, .txt and .ods formatted data (and export functionality for .pdf and html).
> Enjoy intuitive navigation and editing, like any traditional document or spreadsheet.
> Use formatting and formula editing in spreadsheets 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.
> Embed a spreadsheet, or a piece of a spreadsheet, in your blog or website.

Here's what you can do with presentations:

> Share and edit presentations with your friends and coworkers.
> Import existing presentations in .ppt and .pps file types.
> Export your presentations using the Save as PDF and Save as PPT features from the File menu.
> Edit your presentations using our simple WYSIWYG editor.
> 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.

Create basic documents from scratch or start from a template.
You can easily do all the basics, including making bulleted lists, sorting by columns, adding tables, images, comments, formulas, changing fonts and more. And it's free.

Upload your existing files.
Google Docs accepts most popular file formats, including DOC, XLS, ODT, ODS, RTF, CSV, PPT, etc. So go ahead and upload your existing files.

Familiar desktop feel makes editing a breeze.
Just click the toolbar buttons to bold, underline, indent, change font or number format, change cell background color and so on.

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