Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Processing documents without a word processor

Our next assignment is to learn about online document generators. These websites allow you to do everything you can do with your computer's office tools without having to be on your computer.

We used Google Docs. They have a word processing program, spreadsheet, and other applications, just like Microsoft Office software on my computer. You simply go online and create your documents, meaning you can do it from any computer that has internet access.

The best aspects of online docs is they appear to be compatible with, and interchangeable with, standard software generated documents such as Word, pdf, rtf, etc. I cut and pasted from a Word document with only one small font problem.

You can also publish your docs to the web (Google will automatically give them a url), convert them to other types of files, email them, and save them online. Pretty nifty!

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