Google Apps: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual (Google eBook)

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", May 27, 2008 - Computers - 752 pages
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Among its many amazing applications, Google now has web-based alternatives to many of the applications in Microsoft Office. This comprehensive and easy-to-follow new book enables you to explore Google's new office applications in detail. Once you do, you'll be in good company -- more than 100,000 small businesses and some corporations are already looking to take advantage of these free Google offerings.

Google Apps: The Missing Manual teaches you how to use three relatively new applications from Google: "Docs and Spreadsheets", which provide many of the same core tools that you find in Word and Excel; and Google Calendar and Gmail, the applications that offer an alternative to Outlook. This book demonstrates how these applications together can ease your ability to collaborate with others, and allow you access to your documents, mail and appointments from any computer at any location.

Of course, as remarkable as these applications are, Google's office suite is definitely a work-in-progress. Navigating what you can and can't do and -- more importantly -- understanding how to do it isn't always easy. And good luck finding enough help online. Google Apps: The Missing Manual is the one book you need to get the most out of this increasingly useful part of the Google empire. This book:

  • Explains how to create, save and share each of Google's web-based office applications
  • Offers separate sections for Docs and Spreadsheets, Google Calendar, and Gmail
  • Demonstrates how to use these applications in conjunction with one another
  • Gives you crystal-clear and jargon-free explanations that will satisfy users of all technical levels
Many of you already use Gmail, but do you know its full potential? Do you know how you can increase its power by using Gmail with Doc and Spreadsheets and Google Calendar? You'll find out with Google Apps: The Missing Manual. You'll also come to understand why large corporations such as General Electric and Proctor & Gamble are taking a long, hard look at these applications.
  

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A very thorough look at Google Apps that is still relative in 2011. I did learn some things about how it works that I had not figured out on my own. Does anyone really use Google Talk? Read full review

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Conner focuses on Google Apps from a user's perspective: how to use Google Docs, Google Calendar, and even developing a web site using Google Apps. For an O'Reilly book, I expected much more about API and much less about FAQ, but perhaps some people will find value in reading this.

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Contents

Googles Productivity Suite
1
Part II Communicating and Scheduling
227
Part III Creating Web Pages
409
Part IV Google Apps for Organizations
479
Part V Appendix
671
Index
681
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About the author (2008)

Nancy Conner is an award-winning writer and freelance editor who specializes in tech topics. She has a PhD in English from Brown University and has taught writing, including technical writing, to college students for more than a dozen years. She is currently a freelance copyeditor, specializing in technical books covering topics ranging from the MS Office suite to programming languages to advanced network security. And she's the author of "eBay: The Missing Manual.

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