Google Docs

Updated: 04/02/2019 by Computer Hope
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Introduced on March 9, 2006, after Google acquired Writely, Google Docs is a free word processor web application. It includes nearly all the capabilities of a traditional word processor like Microsoft Word. Google Docs offers the benefit of cloud storage, which means that users' documents are saved automatically, and may be retrieved even if their hard drive or SSD fails.

Google Docs features

Google Docs features include:

  • Text formatting.
  • The ability to insert images and other media.
  • The use of a variety of templates.
  • Collaborative editing for sharing between computers, devices, and other users.

Supported file types: .doc, .docx, .docm .dot, .dotx, .dotm, .html, .txt, .rtf, and .odt.

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