Archive for March, 2012

So, as I was working on a group project for class, I decided to throw our main document up on Google Docs so that everyone could edit it at the same time. I shared this idea with another group and they found this quite useful as well. I will now share how to do this with you all.

Begin by uploading your document to Google Docs (http://docs.google.com). If you’re using a Mac, it seems Google can’t convert .pages documents so you may want to save it in a .doc format first, or copy and paste the text to a new document on Google Docs.

The Upload Button

Click here to upload the photo to Google Docs

After you have uploaded the document, open it and click File > Share. Type in the names of those you want to share it with. You have the option of adding a personal message as well. Then anyone can click the link, be taken to the document, and will be able to view and edit it.

The Share Box

Here, you can type email addresses of the people you wish to share the document with. You can also select whether they can edit the document or just view it.

This allows your group to work on the project together outside of the time you are able to meet together. You will be able to see changes each other have made without having to come together and discuss anything. You can also make comments on the document and chat with others who are online at the same time.