In This Chapter
Accessing and managing your document files
Formatting and editing text in Google Docs
Setting up spreadsheets and manipulating their data
Creating slide shows and adding objects to them
In addition to Microsoft Office and Apple’s iWork, the other major office productivity suite is Google Apps: Docs, Sheets, and Slides. It’s the least capable of the major iPad office sites by far, but many people do use Google Sheets and Docs on their computer browsers. So, having the corresponding apps on the iPad can be handy, even if you use iWork or Office as your main iPad office tool.
This chapter shows you what Google’s apps for text, spreadsheets, and presentations can do for you.
When you open a Google Apps app for the first time, you’re asked to sign in with your Google account, such as your Google Drive or Gmail sign-in. After you’re signed in, the app shows all available documents on the Google Drive cloud storage service (described in detail in Chapter 16).