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GoogleTM Apps For Dummies® [Kindle Edition]

Ryan Teeter , Karl Barksdale
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Google Apps are Web-based, low-cost (or free!) office productivitytools that do everything those expensive applications do —and you can access them from any computer with an Internetconnection. Google Apps For Dummies boosts your "app-titude"by giving you the low-down on choosing, setting up, and using thesenifty and powerful gadgets for work or play.

Whether you're an individual who wants to take advantage ofiGoogle or an organization looking for an enterprise-wide trainingsolution for users at all levels, this comprehensive, practicalguide brings you up to speed with all of the basic information andadvanced tips and tricks you need to make good use of every GoogleApps's tool and capability. Discover how to:

  • Get productive fast with free or inexpensive Web-basedapps
  • Design your perfect Start Page layout
  • Choose among the different editions
  • Use Gmail and Google Talk
  • Work with Google Docs and spreadsheet documents
  • Create and collaborate on documents
  • Import events into your calendar
  • Build dazzling presentations
  • Use Dashboard to create and manage user accounts
  • Create a Web page with a unique domain setting

Google Apps are poised to shatter the primacy of the current wayof working with PCs, saving businesses, schools, governmentagencies, and individuals big bucks on software, networkinfrastructure, and administration. Google Apps For Dummiesis your key to making this revolutionary new approach work for youand your organization.



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From the Back Cover

Get down to business with these online office tools

Create documents and spreadsheets, keep your calendar, use Gmail, and more

There's more than one way to do office stuff. Google Apps are Web-based, low-cost (or free!) office productivity tools that do everything those big guys do, and you can access them from any computer with an Internet connection. This book boosts your "app-titude" with the lowdown on choosing, setting up, and using them for work and play.

Discover how to:

  • Choose among the different editions

  • Register a new domain

  • Use Gmail and Google Talk

  • Create and collaborate on documents

  • Import events into your calendar

  • Build cool presentations

About the Author

Ryan Teeter is an accomplished writer and technology trainer. He has worked closely with business teachers throughout the country and consulted with the National Business Education Association, businesses, and school districts on Google Apps implementation. Ryan spent time working at Google in Mountain View, California, as an External Training Specialist, developing curriculum used for training Fortune 500 companies. When he’s not conducting training workshops or writing, Ryan’s pursuing his passion for teaching as a doctoral student at Rutgers University, where he’s completing a PhD in accounting information systems. (www.ryanteeter.com,www.technonerd.info)

Karl Barksdale was a former Development Manager for the Training and Certification team at WordPerfect Corporation and a Marketing Manager in the Consumer Products division. He was also the External Training Manager for Google’s Online Sales and Operations division. He’s best known for authoring and co-authoring 59 business and computer education textbooks. Albeit, the job he enjoys most is teaching at the Utah County Academy of Sciences, an early college high school on the Utah Valley University campus. (www.karlbarksdale.com)


Product Details

  • File Size: 21045 KB
  • Print Length: 388 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (July 28, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0017SWSRW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #452,663 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book to Learn the Ropes May 3, 2008
Format:Paperback
Full Disclosure first: I was the tech editor for the book.

The authors have done a great job of introducing some of the best tools that Google has made available to the public for FREE. I will admit that I thought there was no way you could pull me away from my Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) but I'm a convert now.

The books covers:

* Gmail - Google's email application and one that I'm 100% switched over to now.
* Documents - the word document application that I'm using right now to collaborate on a writing project with 2 other authors.
* Google Spreadsheets - the spreadsheet application which, no surprise, gives Microsoft Excel a run for its money
* Google Presentations - a slideshow application similar to PowerPoint
* Google Page Creator - a webpage design tool
* Calendar - a full-fledged online calendar that you can share with others or keep private
* More - coverage of Chat, Administering your Google Apps, manipulating files, etc.

For me, I use Google Gmail, Calendar, and Spreadsheets exclusively. I still need Word occasionally, but with the ability to import and export to and from Google Documents, I really haven't had any major issues yet with moving back and forth.

One caveat - Google Apps is CONSTANTLY being updated; the Google Apps team of developers seems to release updates and new features almost weekly or monthly, so use the book as an introduction but don't be surprised if there are undocumented features you come across that aren't covered in the book - probably not the author's fault as they can't predict every new feature.

Recommendation - Try out Gmail and Calendar first... then Documents, Spreadsheets, and Presentations.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Book!!!! June 12, 2008
By Ari
Format:Paperback
I knew nothing about google applications before I read this book and now I learned everything. The book is very well written, detailed and covers all the things you need to know about Google.

The book is a great way to quickly get started with the google applications as opposed to wasting time trying to learn everything by experience.

I highly recommend this book to everyone who is interested in using Google Applications.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Published date August 3, 2013
By Peter C
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I should have looked more carefully before buying. Published in 2008 it is a bit out of date. I was hoping for more information relating to tablets and Android ones in particular.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Satisfied November 11, 2010
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This is a good starting place for learning about Google Apps.

It explained to me how to set-up a calendar. I previously used Outlook.

So for my situation I'm pleased.

Amazon Shipping /....Excellent as always !
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Learning the google stuff April 8, 2013
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Got me straightened out and lined up on some useful apps. Stuff I never new existed.
Got me on the right path.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book March 16, 2013
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This book has been incredible in getting me organized. I've been using some of the google apps, but not to their full potential. My secretary looked at it and is ordering her own.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Google Apps For Dummies June 8, 2011
By Penny
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My Dad was interested in learning more about Picasa, Google's free computer ap for photo handling. This book did answer some of his questions, but not all of them. Still, some answers is a lot better than none.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not a Programming Book April 23, 2014
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Maybe a good overview of what Google Apps is but don't purchase this book as a reference/tutorial if your goal is to create Google Apps.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good quick look at Google apps
Good reference book if one is a newcomer to Google Apps. Not meant to be read cover to cover, just to be referenced if a question comes up.
Published 1 month ago by Ken Patterson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Liked it !
Published 7 months ago by Jane M Judd
5.0 out of 5 stars Great tips
Like all Dummy books, if you're trying to understand a subject, it finally becomes clear. So glad I bought it.
Published 8 months ago by JC
4.0 out of 5 stars it was what I expected
it was what I expected
Published 9 months ago by Robert S. Dombroski
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A great reference guide!
Published 9 months ago by Roberta S
4.0 out of 5 stars good for starters
it is a good book for starters and i think it is essential reading for those who want the basics
Published 16 months ago by Rob
3.0 out of 5 stars Google Apps for Dummies
I bought this to help me with all the free apps Google offers. I have only been looking for info on e-mails and attachments and haven't found an answer yet, but still have some... Read more
Published on January 27, 2013 by Dolores Cozzo
4.0 out of 5 stars Google Apps for Dummies
The Dummies series are very helpful when you are learning something new. Would recommend this book.to anyone needing help understanding Google Apps
Published on December 15, 2012 by Ann V. Permer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good start for personal use...
This Book is great for personal use but lacks the necessary punch for classroom teachers. Google Apps for Education can make your classroom come alive with ways to create,... Read more
Published on June 23, 2012 by Michael Graham
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