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Google Drive and Docs In 30 Minutes (2nd Edition), 2nd Edition by Ian Lamont

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Chapter Three

Google Sheets and Google Forms

Just as Google Docs duplicates much of the functionality of Microsoft Word, Google Sheets takes aim at Microsoft Excel.

While Google Sheets is good, it comes up short in a few key areas, such as formatting and working with large sets of data. That said, for basic calculations, charts, and sorting, Sheets is more than adequate. It’s also easy to use, and comes with the following online sharing options that advanced users will appreciate:

Integration with data from online sources.

The ability to create online forms using Google Forms.

Online collaboration (see Chapter 6).

Since we only have a limited amount of time, I am going to show you how to get started with the basic features of Sheets. If you ...

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