Thursday, September 11, 2014

How To Find, Browse, Edit & Create Google Templates



If you're struggling with Google Doc Templates, then this might help.  It's an eight minute tutorial that gets right to the point.  Not a lot of fluff and fuss.  Spend eight minutes, and you'll be able to do exactly what the title says. Find, Browse, Edit, Use, and Create Google Doc Templates. If you need more help, don't hesitate to contact me here. 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Enabling Templates In Google Drive

Creating templates can save you a lot of time in ANY application.  Creating them in Google Docs/Drive is especially helpful because you can share them with people very easily.  Before you can create then however, they must be ENABLED in the Google Apps Administrative Panel.  I suppose I could write my own directions, but it's much easier just to cut and paste them from Google's Instruction page :-)  I did create a blurry, not so clear video that takes less than 20 seconds to watch.  It's posted below.  If you follow the read more link below that, you will see the instructions that Google created as well.  I hope this helps!






Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Should You Host A Site On Google Drive?

MagicalRealms.net is hosted on Google Drive
I've been hosting HTML 'sub sites' on Google Drive for a while. The site in the picture above Magical Realms, is hosted on Google Drive. The video under the Video tab is hosted on Google Drive as well.  It's really not as new a concept as you might think. By using DNS, Sub domains, and other kiddie hack a-rounds, this has been available for a while. Just about anybody that had more than a cut and paste knowledge of "how the stuff works" could do it.  These directories were being used for sharing files and collaborating on documents. They weren't pretty, but they worked.  Because there has been so much interest in it lately, I decided to revisit it and see how difficult it was to make a more presentable site.  I would presume that for most people, the attraction would be to save the $10 a month hosting fees.  You can read the instructions here to see if it's worth it to you.  I'll do my best to stay away from all the blah blah and stick with easier instructions.  Just be aware that if you don't know how to upload files and folders to Google Drive, you need to learn that first.