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What can I do with Google Docs?

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Here's what you can do with word processing:

  • Upload and convert Word, OpenOffice, RTF, HTML, text (.txt), Open Office (.odt), and StarOffice Writer (.sxw) files (or create documents from scratch).
  • Easily format your documents.
  • Invite others by email to edit or view your documents.
  • Collaborate online in real time and chat with other collaborators.
  • View revision history and roll back to any version.
  • Publish documents online as webpages or to your blog.
  • Download documents to your desktop in  Word, OpenOffice, RTF, PDF, HTML or zip formats.
  • Email documents as attachments.

Here's what you can do with spreadsheets:

  • Import and convert .xls, .csv, .txt and .ods files
  • Export .xls, .csv, .txt, .ods, PDF, and HTML files.
  • Use formatting and formula editing so you can calculate results and make your data look the way you want it.
  • Chat in real time with others who are editing your spreadsheet.
  • Create charts and gadgets.
  • Embed a spreadsheet, or individual sheets of your spreadsheet, in your blog or website.

Here's what you can do with presentations:

  • Share and edit presentations.
  • Import and convert existing presentations in .ppt and .pps formats
  • Download presentations as a PDF, a PPT, or a TXT file.
  • Edit existing presentations.
  • Insert images and videos, and format your slides
  • Allow real-time viewing of presentations, online, from multiple remote locations.
  • Publish and embed your presentations in a website, allowing access to a wide audience.