Getting Started with Docs
IN THIS CHAPTER
Taking a good look around Docs
Creating, saving, opening, and other document chores
Navigating, selecting, deleting, and other editing basics
Searching and replacing text
Making sure your spelling and grammar pass muster
Google Docs is the G Suite app for word processing. Wait a minute: word processing. Ugh. Personally, I've never liked the term. It sounds so cold and so, well, computer-like. I mean, processing words? What the heck does that mean? The bank processes checks, the Internal Revenue Service processes tax returns. Who processes words? We write them, play with them, misuse them, misspell them, forget them; but process them? No.
But the computer geeks of the world decided long ago that that's what digital writing should be called, so it looks like we're stuck with it. Okay, but what is “it,” exactly? Well, in watch-their-eyes-glaze-over terms, word processing is using a computer to write, edit, format, and print documents. ...