This post introduces Google Docs – one of the most popular free online word processing tools. Learn how to use Google Docs to easily create, edit, or share documents on your computer or mobile phone/tablet. A free file recovery method and a file backup method are also provided to help you recover or back up files
What is Google Docs?
If you’ve heard of Google Docs before, feel free to skip ahead. If you’ve never heard of it before, here’s a crash course on what you need to know. We’ll go over the basics and get you brushed up with what Google Docs is and how you can get started right away.
Google Docs is a free, web-based word processor offered by Google as part of its complete office suite—Google Drive—to compete with Microsoft Office. The other main services included in the cloud-based suite are Sheets (Excel) and Slides (Powerpoint).
Google Docs is available on all devices and platforms; all you need is an internet connection and a web browser (or, in the case of mobile, the applicable apps). Google does the rest and handles the brunt of the heavy lifting while it runs the software in the cloud.
How to Create a Blank Document
Now that you have a Google account, it’s time to create your first document. Head on over to Google Docs and place the cursor on the multi-colored “+” icon in the bottom right corner.
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