By Paul Silli
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Google Docs is a wonderful, FREE online program for users which offers multiple options to create documents, “presentations,” spreadsheets, and other media. All of the work created within its program can easily be published and put online for others to view & leave comments through its email, sharing options. But first you need to create a user account which is free and easy to do. Then, you will be given a user name which is usually your email address and password to access the program which allows 10-megabytes of memory space for your files and documents.
MAKING PRESENTATIONS ONLINE
♦ Google Program Tour: http://www.google.com/google-d-s/tour1.html
Under the options menu in the program you can create in minutes a presentation which offers you several colorful themes, text, shapes, and image insertions to make a formal slide-show (Similar to PointPoint). After you create a presentation, you can then at the touch-of-a-button publish your work and receive a URL/domain to offer others the opportunity to view and give you feedback. Here is a basic presentation example: http://docs.google.com/Presentation?id=ddbz73br_14gx67nddw.
You can make basic documents from scratch, and easily edit your work such as making bulleted lists, sorting by columns, adding tables, images, comments, formulas, changing fonts and more… Additionally, you also can upload to its server your existing file formats such as: DOC, XLS, ODT, ODS, RTF, CSV, PPT, etc. The familiar desktop feel makes editing a breeze — just click the toolbar buttons to bold, underline, indent, bullet, change the font or size format, change the cell background color and so on…
Google Docs is an awesome, free program resource to use to create fast presentations with multiple slides; And when you are finished with your work, it can be easily published. It’s an incredible tool to use.