Google Docs, Quick Start

With Google Docs, you can write, edit, and collaborate on documents. All your changes are automatically saved as you type.

To create a new document:

  1. Open Google Drive
  2. In the top left, click on + New
  3. Hover over Google Docs, click > to the right
  4. Choose Blank document
  5. Name the document by hovering over Unnamed document and typing in new name

To share a document:

  1. Click the Share button in the upper right corner
  2. Begin typing the person’s email address; click on the name if it comes up.
  3. Add multiple names if desired
  4. Click Send when finished

If a teacher shares a doc that is “view only,” you will need to make a copy to write in and then share it with the teacher.

To make a copy of a document shared with you:

  1. Open the doc
  2. Click the File menu on the upper left side
  3. Scroll down and click Make a copy
  4. Rename the document by hovering over name and typing new name
  5. Share with others as desired