- Where do I login?
- Is there a Getting Started guide so I can learn basic skills?
- Is there a difference between Google Docs and Google Drive?
- Is Google Drive/Docs replacing Storage.haverford.edu?
- Why are some features available in the MS Office suite not available through Google Drive?
- How much space do I have to store documents and files?
- Which file types can I upload to Google Drive/Docs?
- I have a very specifically formatted document or a document that contains lots of features not available in Google Drive/Docs. Can I still use Google Drive/Docs to share these files?
- Can I edit Google Docs offline?
- How do I get help?
Google Drive/Google Docs FAQ
In spring 2012, Gmail changed the name of their file collaboration and storage area from Google Docs to Google Drive. In most ways, the terms are interchangeable. However, the linked storage spaces on your computers, mobiile devices and Haverapps account are called Google Drive, whereas the Google created documents, spreadsheets, and other collaborative files your are sharing are Google Docs.
Not at this time. For now, Google Drive is meant to compliment rather than replace Storage.haverford.edu.
Google Drive is a lightweight editing suite that allows you to share and collaborate with others. It is not intended to replace all the features and functions of the Microsoft Office Suite. However, in some cases you can use Google Cloud Connect to collaborate on Microsoft Office formatted documents.
The space available is determined by Goodle. Haverford does not allow you to purchase additional space in your Haverapps accounts. See How Storage is Counted in Google Drive on the Web for details.
Read Google’s File Size Page for information on which file types you may upload.
If you wish to preserve your document’s original formatting or if Google Docs cannot convert the file (ex. .zip files), you may still upload and share your file through Google Docs. Read Google’s File Uploading Instructions to get started. You will usually need to convert formats to a Google Docs format to use the collaborating editing features available through Haverapps.
The Google Chrome browser supports offline editing. Learn more at Google’s web page, About Google Docs offline.