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How to share, comment, or co-author a Google Doc

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 *SEE NEWER VERSION OF THIS ESSAY* Here’s a DRAFT essay concept to start the balling rolling on better ideas for this book (-JD). Google Drive is a free service for creating and collaborating on Google Documents, Presentations, Spreadsheets, and so forth. It requires a Google username (same as a Google email address) and comes with 2GB of free online storage.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Sign into your account (or sign up, if you don’t already have a Google username) at http://drive.google.com.

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4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Create a Document for word-processing, or Presentation for a slideshow, or other types.

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6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 To share your document with others, change the sharing settings.

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8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 To grant public access to your document, change visibility from “Private” to “Anyone with the link” (only people who receive the link from you or others can see it), or “Public on the web.” Choose whether others can view, comment on, or edit the document.

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 To grant access to specific individuals, enter their Google usernames (not Trinity emails).

10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0 Google Doc sharing settings

11 Leave a comment on paragraph 11 0 Decide on settings for individuals — or the public — for access to your document:

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  • Can edit — users may add, rewrite, or delete (see changes in File>Revision history)
  • Can comment — users can write notes in margins with Insert > Comment menu
  • Can view — users cannot modify or comment on the original text

13 Leave a comment on paragraph 13 0 Google Doc visibility options

14 Leave a comment on paragraph 14 0 If desired, you may download your Google Document into Word or PDF format.

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Source: http://webwriting2013.trincoll.edu/choosing-the-write-tools/google-doc/