30 Days With Google Docs

You can do anything for 30 days, right? I mean, it's only one month. How hard can it be? Well, I'm going to find out because today is the day I start my new project: "30 Days With."

Each month I will embrace a new platform or technology--immersing myself in it and abandoning the tools and software I am familiar with. I will blog each day to share my experience, documenting the good and the bad (at least in my opinion). In addition, I will write up how-to's and tips to help guide those who might follow my path someday.

Google Docs
This article is the first document I have ever actually written using Google Docs.
To kick off the ambitious new project, I am giving up my security blanket--Microsoft Office. I have used every version of Microsoft Office since the mid-1990s, and I make my living in Microsoft Word. For the month of May, however, I will abandon Microsoft Office and spend 30 Days With...Google Docs.

So check back each day to follow my trials and tribulations with Google Docs. I will do my best to view Google Docs objectively, but I readily admit that more than a decade of using Microsoft Office will make it hard not to judge Docs against the standard of Office.

If you have questions about Google Docs, let me know what they are and I will see if I can dig up the answers. If you have any warnings I should know about, or any guidance on how I can make the most of Google Docs, feel free to e-mail me and give me your tips and advice.

So here we go. Let the 30 days begin...

Day 2: So Far I'm Not Loving Google Docs

Go to Page 2 for a complete list of links to the "30 Days With Google Docs" entries, or click here to buy the entire 30 Days With Google Docs series compiled into a Kindle eBook.

30 Days With Google Docs: The Complete Experiment

Day 1: The Google Docs Trial Begins

Day 2: So Far I'm Not Loving Google Docs

Day 3: Thanks for the Help, But...

Day 4: Setting Up Email Accounts in Gmail

Day 5: Gmail Tips from the Trenches

Day 6: I Miss Automatic Things That Just Work

Day 7: Google Docs 'Fidelity' Leaves Something to Be Desired

Day 8: A First Look at Google Docs Spreadsheets

Day 9: Taking a Closer Look at Google Docs Spreadsheets

Day 10: Organizing Your Files in Google Docs

Day 11: How Google Docs Saved My Life Today...and Not

Day 12: Google Docs on the Go With My iPad

Day 13: Google Docs on the iPhone--Don't Try This at Home

Day 14: Google Docs Discussions = Comments on Steroids

Day 15: Google Docs Discussions Are Great for Collaborating...With Google

Day 16: Forms and Surveys Made Simple in Google Docs

Day 17: Uploading Folders of Data to Google Docs

Day 18: Google Docs Translations Don't Make Sense

Day 19: Google Docs Adds New Features on the Fly

Day 20: Collaborating in Real-Time With Google Docs

Day 21: Chrome Extensions for Google Docs

Day 22: What If You Can't Connect to Google Docs?

Day 23: Syncing Google With My iPhone

Day 24: Google Docs Drawing vs. Microsoft Office

Day 25: Don't Lose Your Google Docs Data

Day 26: OCR in Google Docs

Day 27: Google Docs Scripts and Power Tips

Day 28: My Five Biggest Google Docs Complaints

Day 29: Five Things I Like Most About Google Docs

Day 30: What I Learned from Spending 30 Days With...Google Docs

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