Last updated on February 13th, 2012 at 01:56 pm
Google Docs or Google Doc (docs.google.com) is a free online Word processor (Microsoft Word), Spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel), Presentation (Microsoft PowerPoint), Form and also a form of data storage.
In order to get into the Google Docs Login page you just need to type this in your browser: docs.google.com, you don’t need to register for anything if you have a gmail account.
With Google Docs you can store any file up to the file size of 1 GB. Google Docs originated from these 2 online products: Writely and Google Spreadsheets.
Google Docs is compatible with Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Chrome browsers and on the following Operating systems: Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X, and Linux.
There is also an Android App to view, edit and create with Google Documents, Spreadsheets and also presentations; it’s the same with iPhone and iPad Safari browser.
Have you checked this out yet: Google Docs Android App
Don’t forget to check out Scribd.com, it’s an Online file sharing site.
Learn About Google Doc via this video:
Google Docs Supported formats are:
- Microsoft Excel (.XLS and .XLSX)
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 / 2010 (.PPT and .PPTX)
- Apple Pages (.PAGES)
- Adobe Illustrator (.AI)
- Adobe Photoshop (.PSD)
- Autodesk AutoCad (.DXF)
- Scalable Vector Graphics (.SVG)
- PostScript (.EPS, .PS)
- TrueType (.TTF)
- XML Paper Specification (.XPS)
- Microsoft Word (.DOC and .DOCX)
You can also convert PDF to Excel online for free in case you want data to be extracted from a pdf file.
You can view a PDF file but cannot edit it via Google Docs, I wonder why Google has not implemented that feature. Maybe they don’t want a conflict with Adobe I guess. Take a Google Doc tour now: Google Docs Tour. Until then you can use PDFEscape in order to edit PDF files online.
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