Archive for the ‘Google Docs’ Category

Collaboration Tools and smart use of Google (ask Pippa Middleton)

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Collaboration Tools and smart use of Google by Kaas & Mulvad.

As Kaas & Mulvad illustrate, collaboration with Google tools can be quite effective.

However, my attention was caught by the last sentence of their first paragraph:

Google Drive makes sharing your files simple. It also allows multiple people to edit the same file, allowing for real-time collaboration. But be aware – don’t share anything in Google, you want to keep secret. (emphasis added)

Pippa Middleton would tell you the same advice applies to the iCloud.

Adding custom menus to Google docs [productivity for writers]

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Adding custom menus to Google docs by Bob DuCharme.

From the post:

I’ve been using Google Docs more because at work it’s great for collaboration, and also, for shopping lists and notes to myself, I can easily edit the same documents from my phone, tablet, and laptop. I found out that it’s pretty easy to add menus that perform custom functions, so I created a few menu choices… and then found out that they weren’t available on my phone or tablet. Still, it’s good to know how easy it is to automate a few things.

Bob has a number of productivity tips for authors who use Google docs.

I prefer to make the NSA work for copies of my documents (not on Google docs) but each to his own.

😉

BTW, if you don’t know Bob’s work, you should. His writings about XML, XSLT and SPARQL are all useful but even more importantly, they are a joy to read.

Some authors can cover a subject correctly. It is a much smaller number who can cover it correctly and make it a pleasure to read.

Bob’s publications fall into the correct and pleasure to read category. (I won’t mention examples of candidates for the other categories.)

Enjoy!