Learn how to open and edit files in Google Docs using your mobile phone (Google Docs for iOS or Google Docs for Android). This short 3-minute video shows how to open, close, add text, format, and use the phone’s keyboard or an external keyboard. Narrated by the author of the top-selling Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes.
Learn how to convert a PowerPoint .pptx presentation to Google Slides in this three-minute video. This is useful for sharing presentations with people who do not have or cannot afford PowerPoint, or simply to leverage Google Slides’ superior collaboration features. Narrated by the author of Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes.
Learn how to add a new row to your spreadsheet, using the new Google Sheets interface released in 2015. This Google Sheets tutorial is about one minute long, and is narrated by Ian Lamont, author of the top-selling Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes (2nd Edition).
There are two ways to review survey or form responses on Google Forms. This quick video will show both methods, and describe the pros and cons of each. Google Forms is Google’s free alternative to Surveymonkey that integrates with Google Sheets and Google Drive. The video is about 5 minutes long and is narrated by the author of Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes.
Learn how to convert a Google Slides presentation to a PowerPoint .pptx file. The video is three minutes long and can be useful for sharing presentations with people who do not have – or cannot use – Google Slides, or to leverage PowerPoint’s superior formatting and themes. The video is narrated by the author of Google Drive and Docs In 30 Minutes.
Want to create a company letterhead or a more professional-looking invoice in Google Docs? In this quick video, learn how to add, delete, and modify a graphic logo in the Google Docs header, including resizing the logo and changing its position. This video is narrated by Ian Lamont, author of Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes.
How to convert an MS Word .docx or .doc document to a PDF for free, using the new Google Drive interface. It’s a three-step process, but it’s relatively quick and avoids using Adobe Acrobat or spammy online services. This tutorial uses the new Google Drive/Google Docs interface, introduced in 2015. This Google Drive tutorial is narrated by Ian Lamont, author of the top-selling technology guides Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes, Excel Basics In 30 Minutes, and Twitter In 30 Minutes. Leave questions in the comments, and the author will try to answer them to the best of his ability!
In less than 12 minutes, learn how to take a PDF table and import it into Google Sheets in order to change the data, create charts, or reconvert it to another format such as Microsoft Excel .xlsx. Note that it’s a complicated workaround involving other tools in the Google Suite (including Google Drive and Google Docs and text and CSV files), and will only work with simple PDF tables – complex tables, or mixed tables and other content on the PDF page can’t easily be converted to PDF using this method. This video also shows how to handle errors in the import process, such as mismatched columns and rows. The PDF to Sheets tutorial is a huge time-saver for power users, accountants, bookkeepers, MBA students, and others who want to save time with Google Sheets. This short G Suite video is narrated by the author of Google Drive and Docs In 30 Minutes.