Google Powered: Productivity with Online Tools

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 23, 2007 - Computers - 290 pages
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If you're on a budget (and who isn't, these days) it's hard to beat free office productivity tools. They're online, which saves time when you need to share and collaborate on projects. And everything you need to know to get started using these eight great programs is right in these pages. There's a section devoted to each application, so finding and using the information is easy.

Create documents, crunch numbers, e-mail with Gmail, build Web sites, share photos, track calendars, and more -- without that hefty price tag. Feel the power.Create and edit documents with Google DocsUse all the features of Google Spreadsheets and collaborate with othersBuild professional-looking Web sites with Google Page Creator and publish them for freeKeep track of your life with Google CalendarTake notes while you're online and share them using Google NotebookCommunicate using voice, chat, or e-mail--all with Google TalkDiscover why Gmail may be the best e-mail program availableUpload your digital photos to Picasa, organize and share them, and even post some to your blog

Companion Web site: Visit http: //googleproductivitytools.com to find additional tips, tricks, and updated information about Google productivity tools, as well as possible opportunities to participate in beta testing.

 

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Contents

Buried Treasures
3
Getting Started with Google
9
Google Docs
17
Working with Documents
29
Do More with Google Docs
45
Revising Documents
57
Google Spreadsheets
67
New Spreadsheets
77
Google Notebook
175
Moving On
183
Google Notebook Mini
185
FullPage
191
Sharing Your Notebooks
197
Google Talk
207
Instant Messaging
213
Google Conversations
221

Do More with Spreadsheets
89
Collaborating and Sharing
97
Google Page Creator
107
Creating a Web Site
113
Editing Your Web Site
123
Publishing Your Web Site
133
PartV Google Calendar
141
Using Google Calendar
147
Even More Calendar Tools
161
Gmail
229
Using Gmail
237
Additional Gmail Features
247
Picasa
259
Using Picasa for Pictures
265
Finishing Your Photos
275
Index
283
Copyright

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Jerri L. Ledford is a freelance business technology writer whose work has appeared in Information Security Magazine, IT Manager's Journal, Network World, CRM Magazine, and many other publications. She is the coauthor of Google Analytics, also from Wiley.

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