New Training: Collaborate and Work on the Move
In this 7-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Simona Millham shows how to share and co-author documents and how an example of the mobile app works. Watch this new training.
Watch the full course: Google Docs
This training includes:
- 7 videos
- 50 minutes of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
- Working with Other File Formats
- Sharing Files
- Simultaneous Editing
- Printing Files
- Working Offline
- The Mobile Apps
How to Share and Collaborate with a Google Doc
Google Docs is a brilliant cloud-based word processing application. Because Google Docs is cloud-based, it can offer a variety of features that other word processing applications either have a difficult time with or can't. Those features include a native way to share documents with others for real-time collaboration.
Sharing a document in Google Docs is easy. All Google Docs are stored in a Google Drive account. Locate the document that needs to be shared in that Google Drive account, right-click on it, and choose the Share option.
Documents can also be shared directly within the Google Doc as well. Press the Share button in the upper-right corner of the document screen. Then enter an email address to share that document with someone.
Once that document is shared with someone else, and both people have that Google Doc open, both parties can edit that document in real-time, make notes in it, and discuss it. This is a powerful way for teams of people to create, edit, and share documents.