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   You don't need to buy Microsoft Office!

Create basic documents from scratch or start from a template.
You can easily do all the basics, including making bulleted lists, sorting by columns, adding tables, images, comments, formulas, changing fonts and more. And it's free.

Upload your existing files.
Google Docs accepts most popular file formats, including DOC, XLS, ODT, ODS, RTF, CSV, PPT, etc. So go ahead and upload your existing files.

Familiar desktop feel makes editing a breeze. Just click the toolbar buttons to bold, underline, indent, change font or number format, change cell background color and so on.

Upload & view files – You can upload files and folders from any device.

Convert documents into Google formats – If you want to upload files like Microsoft Word documents, you can change a setting to convert files.

Note: You can only change Google Drive settings from your computer.

Spreadsheets

With Google Spreadsheets, you can easily create, share, and edit spreadsheets online.

  • Import and convert .xls, .csv, .txt and .ods formatted data.
  • Export .xls, .csv, .txt and .ods formatted data and PDF and HTML files.
  • Use formatting and formula editing so you can calculate results and make your data look the way you'd like.
  • Embed a spreadsheet, or individual sheets of your spreadsheet, in your blog or website.

Using Google Docs

Sharing Google document

  • Now that you've created your Google document, you can share it with your friends, family, or coworkers. You can do this from your Drive or directly from the document.

Reasons to use Gmail – Gmail makes email easy and efficient. And maybe even fun.
You can easily do all the basics, including making bulleted lists, sorting by columns, adding tables, images, comments, formulas, changing fonts and more like sharing. And it's free.

  • With Gmail you aren't tied to one computer to retrieve your email.  You can access your Gmail account from any computer that has Internet access – and even your mobile phone!  Just go to http://mail.google.com.
  • You get lots of space with Gmail.  Instead of wasting time deleting old messages – you can ARCHIVE email – which cleans up your inbox but is still searchable if you need it sometime.
  • You can use Google SEARCH within Gmail to find the exact message you want – no matter when it was sent or received.  Don't sort your mail – SEARCH!
  • You don't waste time with junk mail and unwanted messages.  If an unwanted message slips through to your inbox, just click on the SPAM button and the spam filters will catch any further incoming mail from the sender BEFORE it ever reaches your inbox.
  • Gmail uses labels to help you organize with more flexibility. A conversation can have several labels, so you're not forced to choose one particular folder for messages. Starring messages is another way you can organize your inbox.
  • You can organize your replies into conversations.  Within Gmail, each message you SEND is grouped with all the responses you RECEIVE.  As you receive more responses, the threaded conversation grows and keeps track of it all in chronological order.
  • Its FREE!!! Learn more … 

A Free Microsoft Office

Microsoft’s Office Online service is completely free. It’s a web-based version of Office you can use in your web browser. It works with documents stored in your OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) account, not with documents on your computer. Word Online and its siblings are more limited and can’t be used offline, but they should offer excellent compatibility with Office document formats. Office Online gives you a way to use Microsoft Office for free on any PC, Mac, Linux system, or Chromebook.

Office Online lacks most of Office’s features, but most people don’t use all those features. It’s not all lacking, either — Office Online actually offers better real-time collaboration features than the desktop version of Office 2013 does.

Unlike all of Microsoft’s other Office products, Office Online at office.com is completely free. 

Office Online also won’t work when you don’t have an Internet connection. If you want to edit documents offline, you’ll need the desktop version of Office. Google Docs works offline, but Office Online always requires an Internet connection. 

Microsoft's Office Online — the Webified and free versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote — are in the Chrome Web Store. Microsoft has made Office Online available on the Google Chrome Web Store. Office Online has always worked in Chrome, Chrome users can now install Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote Online in the Chrome App Launcher. 

Chrome Web Store – Word Online – Create, edit and share Word documents. Work with others on shared projects, in real-time.

Chrome Web Store – Excel Online – Create, edit and share Excel spreadsheets. Work with others on shared projects, in real-time.

Chrome Web Store – PowerPoint Online – Create, edit and share PowerPoint presentations. Work with others on shared projects, in real-time.


Office 365 Home Update – Now with more users, and sign-ins.

Starting October 2, 2018 subscribers to Microsoft Office 365 Home accounts will allow more users to access the subscription and increase login limits.

Microsoft Office 365 Home at $99/year gives access to Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and 1 TB of OneDrive storage for each user. Office 365 Home was limited to 5 users with 10 device installs total, five of the devices could be PCs, and the rest could be tablets or phones. With the new terms, Office 365 Home is now going to cover six people instead of five, and each allowed 1 TB of OneDrive storage.  Device limit has increased as well, with no limits to the number of devices Office is installed on, and each user can be signed into Office on five devices at a time. 

These new changes come at no additional cost. Office 365 Home still costs $99/year, or $9.99 per month directly from Microsoft. You can save more by buying the Microsoft Office 365 Home 1 year Product Key Card from Amazon or Costco, they both offer it for about $85.

Grandparents this is a great gift for your grandchildren.
You can have a copy of Office 365 and five remaining subscriptions to give to your grandkids or anyone you choose. Microsoft Office is the standard in business, being familiar with these tools is essential for young people entering the workforce.


Why Microsoft’s Office 365 is a Great Deal by howtogeek.com

Microsoft’s Office 365 service has been a great deal for a long time, and it’s getting better. Starting, soon Office 365 Home will let six users install an unlimited number of Office applications.

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