Google Apps: The Missing Manual

Errata for Google Apps: The Missing Manual

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Page 42
List of browser requirements replaced by the following list

*Google Chrome for Windows *Internet Explorer 6 or higher for Windows *Safari 3 for Macintosh *Firefox 2 or higher Removed Safari from the list of browsers that may not work with Docs.

Anonymous    Sep 01, 2008
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Page 50, 101
The RSS Feeds Tab (p50), View a document's RS feed (p101)

The document references RSS feeds; however, I could not find such a tab at all nor any other way to subscribe. Note that I did find a way to get a spreadsheet notification of changes - but this does not help me with word processing documents at all.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Google has replaced the RSS Feeds tab with an Editing tab. Click Settings, then Editing. On the Editing tab, click "View feed of all documents" to open a new page where you can subscribe to a feed of available documents.

David Coyle  Oct 09, 2009 
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Page 51
Creating a new document

Current tip changed into final sentence of the section's opening paragraph. Added the following tip: Tip: Google has added a list of templates that you can use to set up a new document. To see what's available, click New->"From template" (if you're on the Docs home page) or File->New->"From template" (if you're in the document editor). Or take the express route by pointing your Web browser to docs.google.com/templates. On the page that opens, click the Documents tab and browse hundreds of templates, ranging from cover letters and resumes to business cards and letterheads to screenplays, term papers, reports, and a whole lot more.

Anonymous    Sep 01, 2008
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Page 117
between "Starting from Scratch" and "Importing an Existing Spreadsheet"

Added new Level-3 section: Using a Template If you've got an idea of the kind of spreadsheet you want to create but you're unsure of the best way to set it up, you're in luck--Google's done the design work for you. Using a template isn't cheating; it's a smart way to get your new spreadsheet up and running faster, and with less hassle. To create a new spreadsheet from Google's hundreds of templates, go to http://docs.google.com/templates and click the Spreadsheets tab. Or, if you're in the spreadsheet editor, select File->New->"From template". Use the left-hand links to browse the templates by popularity or category, or use the search box at the top of the page to zero in on the kind of template you're looking for. Click Preview to check out a template in a new window. When you find one that looks good, click "Use this template" to create a new Docs spreadsheet based on that template.

Anonymous    Sep 01, 2008
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Page 122
After the "Add" bullet point

Added the following tip: Tip: If you're looking for one particular piece of data that's lost in the ocean of a massive spreadsheet, press Ctrl+F to call up the Find and Replace dialog box. You can search for or replace the search term (one at a time or en masse). Checkboxes let you choose to search all sheets, match the case of your search term, and/or tell Google to match the entire contents of a cell.

Anonymous    Sep 01, 2008
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Page 133
Working with Multiple Sheets, #3

ď3. Go back to the widow with the spreadsheet where you want to add the copied info, and then click the bottom-left "Add sheet" button.Ē correction [window not widow]

Anonymous    Sep 01, 2008
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Page 178
before "Step 2: Share the form"

Added the following tip: Tip: In a hurry to create a new form? From the Docs home page, click New->Form to go straight to the page where you create a form.

Anonymous    Sep 01, 2008
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Page 186
After "From the presentation editor" bullet point

Added the following tip: Use a template to create a pleasing design for your presentation. Whether you're creating a photo album, a marketing pitch, or a report for school, you can browse through dozens of designs and layouts. If you're on the Docs home page, select Ne->"From template", then click the Presentations tab; if you're in the presentation editor, select File->Ne->"From template". Browse or search available templates, and when you see one you like, click Preview to view its slides in a new window. Then click "Use this template" to create a new presentation based on it.

Anonymous    Sep 01, 2008
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Page 205
After Bulleted List bullet point

Added the following Tip: Tip: You don't necessarily want all your bullet points to appear on the slide at once; it can be more effective to show one bullet point, talk about it, and not show the next item until you're ready to move on to the next topic. To make bullet points or other objects appear on a slide one at a time, select an object so its frame appears, and then right-click. From the shortcut menu that appears, select "Incremental reveal". If there are a number of images or objects that you want to show one at a time, follow these steps for the first item you want to reveal, then repeat the process for the other items, in the order you want to display them. Objects or bullet points set to incremental reveal fade in one at a time when you click the mouse. To move through the slides faster, skipping the one-at-a-time appearance of bullets or objects, use your keyboard: the Page Down key moves you forward one slide, and Page Up moves you back one slide.

Anonymous    Sep 01, 2008
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Page 447
After second paragraph

Removed the Note that begins "Page Creator is likely to undergo many changes..."

Anonymous    Sep 01, 2008
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Page 447
"Getting Started with Page Creator" section

Removed the "Getting Started with Page Creator" section and replaced it with the following: Big Changes Brewing at Google In mid-2008, Google effectively pulled the plug on Page Creator, announcing it would no longer accept new sign-ups for Page Creator accounts. That's because Google made Google Sites (Chapter 12) available to everyone—not just people who use an organization's Google Apps account. Opening Google Sites to the world (for free) was a good thing, and if you're just getting started with your Web site, head over to http://sites.google.com—and jump ahead to Chapter 12—to get started. But what if you already use Page Creator to create and publish Web sites? Never fear: You can still access your Page Creator account—and use the information in this chapter to create, edit, and publish cool Web pages. Eventually, Google will move your pages over to Google Sites, and you'll be able to access and work on them there. Chapter 12 will get you up to speed fast on using Sites.

Anonymous    Sep 01, 2008
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Page 452
Site Manager bullet point in middle of page

The parenthetical "(the part of your email address before @google.com)" should actually read "(the part of your email address before @gmail.com)".

Anonymous  Jun 04, 2008 
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Page 452
Site Manager bullet point in middle of page

The parenthetical "(the part of your email address before @google.com)" now reads "(the part of your email address before @gmail.com)".

Anonymous    Sep 01, 2008
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Page 490
"What's in a CNAME?" sidebar

Deleted all instances of "http://" and "www." in this sidebar.

Anonymous    Sep 01, 2008
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Page 555
"Managing Apps" section, after second paragraph

Added the following note: Note: Looking for a Customer Relationship Management solution for your business? In mid-2008, Google teamed up with Salesforce.com to offer Salesforce for Google Apps. This CRM solution integrates with Gmail, Google Docs, Talk, Calendar, and Start Page, streamlining your business communications. Google Apps administrators can sign up for a 30-day free trial of Salesforce from the Dashboard. Look for the mention of Salesforce.com at the bottom of the page, and then click the "Get a free trial" link to sign up. Alternatively, you can click "Add more services", find Salesforce.com on the Other Services page, and click "Get a free trial."

Anonymous    Sep 01, 2008
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Page 593
just before "Signing in and Creating a Site"

Added the following note: Note: Good news! In mid 2008, Google opened Sites to anyone and everyone—not just people using their organization's Google Account. That means you can create your own Web site or wiki for your family, friends, club—or just for yourself. And it's free. To get started head to http://sites.google.com and sign in using your Google Account (see Chapter 1). Click Create a Site, and in less than a minute you can have your shiny new Web site up and running.

Anonymous    Sep 01, 2008