Google Docs Help
Google docs offers the basic features that Microsoft Word does
except the spell checker. You may want to copy and paste into
Microsoft Word any documents created on Google Docs before
turning a final product in for the spell check feature-Google Docs
has a spell checker under tools but it doesn’t do a grammar check.
Google docs is for group use only. It can be misused and for this
reason, when used for school purposes you are required to share
the files you create with your teacher. If a teacher reports you
using Google docs and the file you are using is not shared with a
teacher your computer privileges can be restricted just as if you
were instant messaging.
How to set up Google Docs:
1. Go to www. Google.com
2. Under the More pull down menu go do Documents
3. On the next page, click on Get Started.
4. Your current email address should be your school address
5. Choose a password – use your email address password for
6. Under Get Started with Google Docs type in the word
7. Then Click on I accept. Create my account.
8. You will then receive an email to verify your google account.
Follow the directions in that email.
9. Once you have done this go back into Google Docs and sign
in with your Email and Password.
10. Under the New one group member should select Document
from the pulldown menu.
11. The first line you place on this document will be the title of
12. Next, go the Share pull down menu and select Share with
13. Make sure the box in front of As Collaborators is checked.
14. Then in the box below add the collaborator(s) and the
emails of your group members.
15. Under Advanced Options uncheck the boxes for the two
16. Click Invite Collaborators.
17. On the main page of your screen each person in the group
should now have a document. To the right of the name is a
folders/sharing box which should say list all the people who
have this shared with them.
18. Collaborators can all have this Google Docs open at the
same time and make changes to it. Periodically it will update
your changes between the group members. However, this
update only updates the screens with new or changed
information. It does not save it for you. Remember to
periodically click Save to save the document to the Google
Docs folder created for you so that it will be available to
you again next time you enter Google Docs.
How to check who has done what within the group and made
1. With a document open in Google Docs, go to the Tools pull
down menu in Google Docs.
2. Select Revision History at the bottom.
3. The screen will pull up who has changed what and when for
teachers and group members to see.