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COLL134: Intro to Google Spreadsheets & Forms October 30, 2009 Rachel R. Medina, LSNTAP.

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1 COLL134: Intro to Google Spreadsheets & Forms October 30, 2009 Rachel R. Medina, LSNTAP

2 Learning Objectives Why Use Google Docs How to Use Google Docs

3 Why Use Google Docs WORK OFF-SITE: prepare for meetings, trainings, and work on projects COLLABORATE: work easily with others by sharing the same document, e.g., prepare conference presentation, write articles, plan projects CONTROL VERSIONS: no need for flash drives, ing, etc. – pull up actual document from home and other remote locations SIMULTANEOUS EDITING: collaborators can edit documents while talking on the phone and know where the latest version is

4 Other Reasons Cost Savings Increase Your Organizations Productivity New Features Google Docs: abel/Google%20Docs abel/Google%20Docs

5 Google Spreadsheets New Features… 4/28/2009: Sheet protection in spreadsheets 4/30/2009: Themes for forms added 6/1/2009:.xlsx support 6/25/2009: Editing improvements to Forms and new question types 8/17/2009: Groups can now edit presentations 9/3/2009: Advanced functionality in forms (pre- populate responses, sign-in access, grid question type, etc.) 10/2/2009: Detect and translate languages on a spreadsheet

6 Example Uses Collaborate on a schedule or Sign-up sheet Import Excel files that youd like to share with others Manage and evaluate responses to a form survey Use to track software licensing, staff software updates Use to track tech issues (never formally tracked tech issues prior to this)

7 Creating A Spreadsheet Formatting Options

8 Tools Quick Sum Auto Fill Creating a number series Freeze rows & Sort unfrozen rows No built in spellchecker, but you can use the Google toolbar which spellchecks anything put into a web form (http://www.google.com/tools/firefox/tool bar/index.html)http://www.google.com/tools/firefox/tool bar/index.html

9 Creating a Form

10 Demo forms, spreadsheets & sites

11 THANK YOU Dont forget to complete our survey Rachel R. Training Coordinator LSNTAP


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