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on September 20, 2010
Google Docs started in 2006. This book was written in late 2008. So, it is almost two years out of date. Given that the related programs seemed to be updated every few weeks, I thought this would be a big hurdle for this guide. But, it was not because the programs have not changed that much.

This is an excellent guide that beat the Dummies series to the punch. Indeed, the Dummies series released all sorts of guides on Google, Google Apps, etc... but, none focused on Google Docs.

There have been a few changes. For instance, within the doc program. The guide mentioned you could save a document as a copy (pg 35); Now, instead you make a copy. Additionally, the document styles are in a completely different area. They were under Edit (pg. 45). It is now located under Format, and it is called Document Settings. After clicking on those menu items, you finally get a Document Styles box that looks the same as in the book. Also, print settings (pg. 41) are a lot more limited than all the choices shown in the guide.

Besides those inevitable discrepancies due to the passage of time, the book is excellent. It does a very good job at explaining the detailed workings of each three programs (doc, spreadsheet, presentation) and how to share those documents with others.

Google docs is quite revolutionary and is becoming an increasingly relevant competitor to the PC based MicroSoft Office suite. Apparently, numerous corporations have adopted Google docs. I write all my book reviews using docs as I prefer it to Word where I am tired of fighting distracting automated features. Anyone using the internet should give Google docs a try. And, this guide facilitates such efforts.
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on June 24, 2011
I bought this in April or May of 2011 and it is, unfortunately, a little outdated, but it is still helpful when you are dealing with procedures Google has not already revised. And it is much better than plowing through thousands of discussions in the Google help section to find the solution to a problem you are having.
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on July 15, 2013
Since Google Docs is now called Google Drive, there needs to be a new edition. But the most annoying thing was the poor editing. My copy had incorrect headings, and chapter 7 repeated itself halfway through.
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on April 8, 2013
This book was like going back to school again. Lots of good info put it in a manner that you could easily understand it. I'm still learning so the book is on my desk all of the time
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on October 8, 2013
Received the book and I am currently writing lesson plans using it for a class I will teach to the other teachers here.
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on July 29, 2013
Essentially a how-to book, and does that very well. A little out-of-date on some of the instructions that it gives.
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on January 30, 2014
Bought this for my wife after checking it out from the local public library. She likes it a lot and uses it often. Fast FREE shipping from Amazon. Paid under $14.
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on April 8, 2014
The book was easy to follow, but unfortunately much has changed and many of the information was no longer valid.
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on March 29, 2016
Bought for my daughter's class. She is keeping it as a reference.
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on January 12, 2015
Very informative!
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