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.)