G Suite For Dummies

Book description

Get fast answers to your G Suite questions with this friendly resource 

G Suite For Dummies is the fun guide to the productivity suite that’s quickly winning over professional and personal users. This book shares the steps on how to collaborate in the cloud, create documents and spreadsheets, build presentations, and connect with chat or video. Written in the easy-to-follow For Dummies style, G Suite For Dummies covers the essential components of Google’s popular software, including:

  • Google Docs for word processing
  • Gmail for email
  • Google Calendar for scheduling and day planning
  • Google Sheets for spreadsheet functionality
  • Google Drive for data storage
  • Google Hangouts and Google Meet for videoconferencing and calling capability 

The book helps navigate the G Suite payment plans and subscription options as well as settings that ensure your own privacy and security while operating in the cloud. Perfect for anyone hoping to get things done with this tool, G Suite For Dummies belongs on the bookshelf of every G Suite user who needs help from time to time. 

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. What You Can Safely Ignore
    3. Foolish Assumptions
    4. Icons Used in This Book
    5. Beyond the Book
    6. Where to Go from Here
  3. Part 1: Keeping Your Affairs in Order
    1. Chapter 1: G Suite: The 50¢ Tour
      1. What Is G Suite?
      2. What You Get with G Suite
      3. Using Apps Online — Really? Here Are the FAQs
      4. Introducing Online Collaboration
      5. Going Mobile
    2. Chapter 2: Taming the Email Beast
      1. Rhymes with Email: Getting to Know Gmail
      2. The Outbox: Sending an Email Message
      3. The Inbox: Handling Incoming Messages
      4. Dealing with the Onslaught
    3. Chapter 3: Places to Go, People to See: Managing Your Calendar
      1. Navigating the Calendar Window
      2. Changing the Calendar View
      3. Time Traveling: Changing the Date
      4. Setting Your Social Schedule: Entering Events
      5. Going Calendar Crazy: Adding Even More Calendars
    4. Chapter 4: Friends, Romans, Countrymen: Managing Your Contacts
      1. Eyeballing the Contacts App
      2. Populating Your Contacts List
      3. Managing Your Contacts
      4. Doing Stuff with Your Contacts
  4. Part 2: Making Stuff: Documents, Spreadsheets, and More
    1. Chapter 5: Getting Started with Docs
      1. Opening Docs
      2. Touring the Google Docs Home Page
      3. Creating a Shiny, New Document
      4. Checking Out the Document Screen
      5. Dealing with Documents
      6. Learning Some Editing Basics
      7. Search and Ye Shall Replace
      8. Checking Spelling and Grammar
    2. Chapter 6: Looking Good: Formatting Documents
      1. Making Your Characters Look Good
      2. Making Your Lines and Paragraphs Look Good
      3. Using Styles to Make Looking Good Look Easy
      4. Making Lists, Checking Them Twice
      5. Image Is Everything: Adding Graphics
    3. Chapter 7: Fiddling with Document Layout
      1. Building a Table with Your Bare Hands
      2. Headers and Footers from Head to Toe
      3. Changing the Page Setup
      4. Working with Columns, Just Like the Pros
      5. Show Your Work: Adding Footnotes
    4. Chapter 8: Getting Started with Sheets
      1. Opening Sheets
      2. Touring the Google Sheets Home Page
      3. Creating a New Spreadsheet
      4. Checking Out the Spreadsheet Screen
      5. Dealing with Spreadsheets
      6. Understanding Sheet Cells
      7. Entering Data
      8. Working with Ranges
      9. Formatting a Cell
      10. Working with Columns and Rows
    5. Chapter 9: Crunching Numbers
      1. Building Formulas
      2. Using Functions for More Powerful Formulas
      3. Using a Range as a Database
      4. Visualizing Data with Charts
      5. Building Pivot Tables
    6. Chapter 10: Creating Eye-Popping Presentations
      1. Opening Slides
      2. Touring the Google Slides Home Page
      3. Creating a New Presentation
      4. Checking Out the Presentation Screen
      5. Dealing with Presentations
      6. Working with Slides
      7. Working with the Master Slide
      8. Formatting Slide Text
      9. Animating Your Slides
      10. Running a Slide Show
  5. Part 3: Collaborating with Your Team
    1. Chapter 11: Collaborating on Files
      1. Sharing a File
      2. Dealing with Shared Files
      3. Working on a Shared File
      4. Reviewing a Shared File
    2. Chapter 12: Collaborating with Calendar
      1. Inviting Guests to a Meeting
      2. Responding to a Meeting Invitation
      3. Sharing Your Calendar
      4. Subscribing to a Shared Calendar
      5. Importing Events
      6. Exporting Events
    3. Chapter 13: Setting Up Video Meetings
      1. What Do You Need to Use Meet?
      2. Starting a Video Meeting
      3. Joining a Video Meeting
      4. Customizing Video Meeting Settings
      5. Sharing Resources During a Video Meeting
    4. Chapter 14: Chatting with Your Team
      1. Chatting, G Suite Style
      2. Exchanging Messages
      3. Collaborating with Chat
      4. More Collaboration: Congregating in a Chat Room
      5. Robotexting: Chatting with Bots
    5. Chapter 15: Collaborating with Groups
      1. Why Create a Group?
      2. Investigating the Groups Home Page
      3. Understanding Group Roles
      4. Finding a Group
      5. Joining a Group
      6. Posting Messages
      7. Responding to Posts
      8. Creating a Group
    6. Chapter 16: Collaborating with Forms and Notes
      1. Gathering Info with Forms
      2. Sharing Notes
  6. Part 4: The Part of Tens
    1. Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Working from Home
      1. Set Your Working Hours
      2. Show Your Availability
      3. Tell Chat to Chill for a While
      4. Keep Up the Face-to-Face Communication
      5. Know Which Communications Tools to Use
      6. Add Time Zones in Your Calendar
      7. Configure Calendar for Speedy Meetings
      8. Read Email from Another Account
      9. Handle Microsoft Office Documents
      10. Set Up Your Video Conference Space
    2. Chapter 18: Ten Really Useful Gmail Settings
      1. Five Splendiferous Send Settings
      2. Five Stupendous Read Settings
    3. Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Enhance Privacy and Security
      1. Make Sure Your Wi-Fi Network Is Locked Up Tight
      2. Secure Your Google Account with a Strong Password
      3. Enable Google’s 2-Step Verification
      4. Set Up Your Contact Verification Methods
      5. Hide Images in Gmail Messages
      6. Blocking Senders in Gmail
      7. Choose Who Can See Your Personal Info
      8. Manage Your Activity Controls
      9. Manage Your Devices
      10. Manage Third-Party Apps
  7. Appendix: Glossary of G Suite Terms
  8. Index
  9. About the Author
  10. Connect with Dummies
  11. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: G Suite For Dummies
  • Author(s): Paul McFedries
  • Release date: August 2020
  • Publisher(s): For Dummies
  • ISBN: 9781119742173