Overview

In this hands-on instructor led course, you will learn about the basics of the Google Docs app. Following the course, delegates will be confident in navigating, creating and modifying a Google Doc. Delegates will also learn about basic formatting and creating tables, images, charts and drawings in their documents.

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Prerequisites

  • Use a mouse
  • Type and use a keyboard
  • Experience in web browsing
  • Work with windows - minimise, maximise, open and close
  • Basic skills with Microsoft Office applications, or equivalent, are recommended, but not mandatory
  • Basic knowledge of Google Drive and what it does is recommended, although not necessary
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Learning Outcomes

  • Get Started with Google Docs
  • Editing a Google Doc
  • Formatting Text and Paragraphs
  • Working with Tables and Images
  • Working with Charts and Drawings
  • Managing and Sharing a Google Doc
  • Working with Advanced Features
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Course Outline

Module 1: Getting Started with Google Docs

  • Introduction to Google Drive and Cloud
  • Managing Chrome Tabs
  • Overview of Google Docs
  • Home Screen and Templates

Module 2: Editing a Google Doc

  • Navigation and Selecting Text
  • Adding and Modifying Text
  • Find and Replace Text
  • Copy and Paste
  • Undo / Redo

Module 3: Formatting Text and Paragraphs

  • Applying Formatting to Text - Size / Alignment / Line Spacing
  • Inserting Special Characters
  • Applying Styles
  • Inserting Equations
  • Formatting Paint
  • Bullets and Numbering
  • Word Count

Module 4: Working with Tables

  • Inserting / Deleting / Managing

Module 5: Working with Images

  • Inserting / Resizing / Cropping

Module 6: Working with Charts

  • Text Wrapping
  • Linking from Google Sheets

Module 7: Working with Drawings

  • Creating / Editing / Deleting
  • Working with Shapes
  • Alignment
  • Creating a Flow Chart

Module 8: Managing a Google Doc

  • Proofing a Document
  • Autocorrect
  • Inserting Hyperlinks
  • Inserting Headers and Footers
  • Printing
  • Downloading a Google Doc

Module 9: Sharing a Google Doc (Live Co-Authoring)

  • Creating a Google Doc
  • Sharing in Google Drive
  • Live Co-Authoring
  • Version History
  • Inserting Comments
  • Chat

Module 10: Working with Advanced Google Docs Features

  • Inserting Table of Contents
  • Bookmarking
  • Voice Typing
  • Explore
  • Translate Document
  • Useful Docs Add-Ons
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