Why I Prefer Using Google Drive|
to Microsoft Office Word
Microsoft Word has long been established as the world's best-selling program for creating text documents. However, it's also a very pricey application, depending on which version you buy or rent.
I prefer writing my newspaper column for the
Docs is part of a free "suite" called "Google Drive," which includes "Sheets" (an Excel-compatible spreadsheet app) and "Slides" (a PowerPoint-compatible presentation slideshow app) and
Another feature is that users are allowed 15 Megs of free storage space, which holds all the data created via the above-mentioned applications.
One of my favorite features of Docs is that everything I type is instantaneously saved in a Google 'Cloud' server, without my having to activate any traditional 'Save' or 'Save As' command.
This means if my computer crashes -- or my internet connection dies -- everything already typed would remain intact and unaffected by the breakdown.
In the event of a PC or cellphone crash, I can continue working by simply switching to another internet-connected device.
Another advantage of having one's work instantaneously preserved is that a writer can ramble on without worry of overstating things. Everything can be easily edited after one's my main points have been expressed.
So how does one name a document if there is no 'Save As' option? Click on 'File' and choose 'Rename.' By default, one's first line of typing will appear as the document's file name, but this can be overtyped with any name you prefer.
Just press ENTER after typing the preferred title.