Google Drive and Docs In 30 Minutes (2nd Edition), 2nd Edition
The unofficial guide to Google Drive, Docs, Sheets & Slides
By Ian Lamont
Publisher: i30 Media / In 30 Minutes® Guides
Final Release Date: January 2015
Pages: 118

The top-selling guide to Google’s free online office suite is now available in a revised and expanded second edition! Thirty minutes is all you'll need to get up to speed with Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides, the free online productivity suite and alternative to Microsoft Office. Millions of people use the software every day. You can use Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides to write letters and reports, crunch numbers and create online data entry forms, give presentations, collaborate online with classmates and colleagues, convert Microsoft Office documents to Google formats and vice versa, print documents and drawings, export PDFs, make pie charts and simple tables, publish documents and spreadsheets online, and much more. After covering registration, file creation and other basics, Google Drive and Docs In 30 Minutes (2nd Edition) zeroes in on the most important time-saving tips and productivity tools. Highlights include converting files between Microsoft Office and Google formats, best practices for organizing files in Google Drive, what to expect with collaboration and sharing, the pros and cons of Google’s mobile apps for Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides, accessing older versions of files, how to publish your documents to the Web for colleagues or members of the public to view, functions, sorting and filtering in Google Sheets (with examples), using Web Forms to gather data, working with offline files, and downloading third-party apps. The tone of Google Drive and Docs In 30 Minutes is friendly and easy to understand, with lots of step-by-step instructions, screenshots, and examples. The guide can be used by anyone with a PC, Mac, or Chromebook. It also includes instructions for using Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides on Android and iOS phones and tablets. Google Drive and Docs In 30 Minutes is authored by Ian Lamont, an award-winning technology and business journalist. He has written several books in the "In 30 Minutes" series, including Dropbox In 30 Minutes, Twitter In 30 Minutes, and Excel Basics In 30 Minutes.

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