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The Librarian's Guide to Academic Research in the Cloud by Steven Ovadia

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5

Writing in the cloud

Abstract:

The traditional model for word processing has been client-based, with users using a locally installed program, usually Microsoft Word, to compose and edit documents. Cloud-based word processors allow users to edit and compose from any desktop computer with a web browser, regardless of what, if any, word processing clients are locally installed. Cloud-based word processors also tend to make collaboration easier, as many have built-in tools to facilitate collaboration across both time and space. For users unable or uninterested in cloud-based word processors, text files and Rich Text Format documents represent another option in collaborating on content without focusing upon document formatting. This chapter discusses ...

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