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Learning Google Docs

by Greg Bowden (294 pages)


 

Google Docs Tutorials

The Learning Google Docs tutorials provide activity-based word processing lessons to teach or learn Google Docs. There are two modules available:

 

Module 1 introduces the Google Docs basics.


Module 2 covers advanced Google Docs features.

 

A sample book with the first few pages of each chapter can be downloaded from the following zip file:

 

Learning Google Docs Module 2 Sample (12 Mb)

 

 

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  • Chapters and Sample Pages
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Module 1: Google Docs Basics

 

Contents (Modules 1 & 2)

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Chapter 1: Introduction to Google Docs (18 pages)

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Chapter 2: Aligning Text (15 pages)

 

Chapter 3: Spell Checking Documents (13 pages)

 

Chapter 4: Moving Text (19 pages)

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Chapter 5: Find and Replace (8 pages)

 

Chapter 6: Margins and Indents (15 pages)

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Chapter 7: Bulleted and Numbered Lists (15 pages)

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Chapter 8: Headers, Footers and Footnotes (12 pages)

 

Chapter 9: Drawing Tools (21 pages)

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Chapter 10: Inserting Media into Documents (10 pages)

 

Project 1 Multi-user version only (2 pages)

 

 

 

 

Module 2: Google Docs Advanced Exercises

 

Chapter 11: Using Tab Stops (10 pages)

 

Chapter 12: Using the Table Tools (18 pages)

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Chapter 13: Adding Tables to Documents (12 pages)

 

Chapter 14: Using Styles (17 pages)

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Chapter 15: Creating a Table of Contents (8 pages)

 

Chapter 16: Publishing Tasks (20 pages)

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Chapter 17: Displaying Text in Columns (16 pages)

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Chapter 18: Using Equations (12 pages)

 

Chapter 19: Useful Features (8 pages)

 

Project 2 Multi-user version only (4 pages)

 

 

 

 

The tutorials can be used onscreen next to the software package, from a tablet or printed. Assignments are provided at the end of each chapter and the multi-user version provides projects at the end of each module.

 

Support files that provide all the images and data required to complete the activities are included with the product.

 

 

Module 1

Introduces entering and formatting documents, spell and grammar checking, aligning text, find and replace, indents and margins, bullets and numbering, headers, footers, footnotes and title pages, using the drawing tools and adding images to documents.

Module 2

Covers using tab stops, table tools, styles, table of contents, publishing tasks, nesting tables to place text in columns, using equations, using and creating templates, using Add-ons and inserting links, comments and sharing documents.

 

 

Module 1 Chapter Descriptions

 

 

Chapter 1: Introduction to Google Docs

 

This chapter introduces:

  • the components of the Google Docs screen.

  • entering text.

  • word wrap.

  • formatting text.

  • selecting text

  • saving and printing.

 

Chapter 2: Aligning Text

 

Google Docs line space, justify and tab stopsThis chapter introduces the basics of arranging text: It includes:

  • line spacing.

  • justifying text

  • using the Ruler.

  • using left, centre and right tab stops.

  • moving tab stops.

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3: Spell Checking Documents

 

This chapter demonstrates some of the spell and grammar checking tools that Google Docs provides, such as:

  • running the spell checker.

  • manually checking the spelling of words.

  • spelling checking shortcuts.

  • counting the words in a document

  • using the thesaurus.

  • automatically correcting words.

  • inserting phrases from one word.

 

Chapter 4: Moving Text

 

This chapter demonstrates how to move text within and between documents. It includes:

  • cursor movements and scrolling.

  • inserting page breaks.

  • inserting page numbers.

  • copying, cutting and pasting text.

  • drag and drop.

  • selecting all the text.

  • copying text from one document to another.

 

Chapter 5: Find and Replace


This chapter demonstrates how to find and replace text. It includes:

  • finding text in a document

  • match case.

  • replacing text.

  • replacing all found words.

 

Chapter 6: Margins and Indents

 

Google Docs margins and indentsThis chapter demonstrates how to control the placement of text on a page. It includes:

  • adjusting page margins.

  • using the Ruler.

  • setting ruler units.

  • page indents.

  • creating hanging indents.

  • paragraph spacing.

  • the paint format tool.

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7: Bulleted and Numbered Lists

 

This chapter demonstrates how to create lists with bullets and numbers. It involves:

  • Google Docs bullet and numbered lists creating bulleted lists.

  • formatting bullets.

  • using custom bullets.

  • adjusting list indents.

  • creating numbered lists.

  • customising numbered lists.

  • re-numbering lists.

 

 

 

Chapter 8: Headers, Footers and Footnotes

 

Google Docs header, footer and footnoteThis chapter demonstrates the use of headers and footers, title pages and footnotes. It includes:

  • inserting and adjusting headers and footers.

  • inserting page numbers.

  • adding page borders.

  • inserting footnotes.

  • deleting footnotes.

  • Using Cover pages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 9: Drawing Tools

 

This chapter demonstrates the use of the drawing tools that Docs provides. It includes:

  • Google Docs drawing tools

    drawing shapes such as lines, rectangles and ovals.

  • resizing shapes.

  • copying and deleting objects.

  • shape fills, outlines and effects.

  • outline colour, weight and style

  • changing shapes.

  • using Word Art.

  • shadow effects

  • 3-D effects.

  • using text with shapes

  • fill effects.

  • gradient and texture fills.

  • grouping and ungrouping objects.

 

 

 

Chapter 10: Inserting Images Into Documents Google Docs inserting media

 

This chapter demonstrates how to include drawings and images into documents. It includes:

  • inserting an images.

  • resizing images.

  • shape styles.

  • cropping images.

  • text wrapping.

  • In-line images.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module 1 Project

 

The multi-user version provides a project for students to apply their word processing skills. It involves creating a personal resume and job application letter.

 

 

 

Module 2 Chapter Descriptions

 


Chapter 11: Using Tab Stops

 

This chapter covers:

  • the different types of tab stops (left, right and centre).

  • modifying tab stops.

  • deleting tab stops.

  • creating contents pages.

 

Chapter 12: Using the Table Tools

 

This chapter introduces the use of the table tools: It includes:

  • Google Docs tables toolscreating a table.

  • changing column widths and row heights.

  • shading cells.

  • alignments within cells.

  • cell padding.

  • table borders.

  • border colour and weight.

 

 

 

Chapter 13: Adding Tables to Documents


Google Docs tables within documentsThis chapter covers how to use Tables within documents. It includes:

  • inserting a table at a particular location.

  • inserting and deleting rows and columns.

  • using tabs in tables

  • distributing row and column spacing

  • using formulas.

  • sorting table values.

  • adjusting cell borders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 14: Using Styles

Google Docs styles

This chapter demonstrates how to use Googe Docs' built-in styles and how to create custom styles. It includes:

  • using preset styles.

  • creating custom styles.

  • applying styles.

  • using the styles icon.

  • modifying styles.

  • selecting all instances of a style.

  • updating styles.

  • removing styles

  • importing styles into other documents.

  • setting default styles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 15: Creating a Table of Contents

 

This chapter demonstrates an application of styles through the creation of a table of contents. It includes:

  • applying the styles to the required text.

  • creating the table of contents.

  • formatting the table of contents.

 

 

Chapter 16: Publishing Tasks

 

 

Google Docs publishing tasksThis chapter demonstrates how to apply the table tool to produce detailed publishing documents. It includes:

  • creating the table.

  • inserting an image

  • vertically centring text.

  • entering text into the cells of the document.

  • removing cell borders.

  • shading cells.

  • creating a page border.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 17: Displaying Text in Columns

 

Google Docs columnsThis chapter demonstrates how to display text in 2 and 3 columns. It includes:

  • inserting tables

  • nesting tables.

  • copying text from another document.

  • cutting and pasting text between cells.

  • turing table borders off.

  • adjusting cell padding to level text in cells.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 18: Using Equations

 

This chapter demonstrates how to create and insert mathematical equations into documents. It includes:

  • creating simple fractions.

  • combining equations.

  • nesting equations.

  • inserting equations into documents.

  • using built-in equations.

 

Chapter 19: Useful Features

 

This chapter demonstrates some other useful features that Google Docs offers. It includes:

  • using prepared templates.

  • creating your own templates.

  • Adding Add-ons to documents.

  • inserting links

  • inserting comments.

  • sharing documents.

 

Module 2 Project

 

The multi-user version provides a project for students to apply their word processing skills. It involves creating a flyer for a real estate company, personalised letters to customers to be sent with the flyer and mailing labels of the customer addresses.