Google Office - A Free Alternative


Thursday, June 16, 2016.
Rescheduled to Thursday, June 30.
1:00 - 3:00 (same time)
One 2 hour session.


$25 for one seminar.  Register here.


For this class, we recommend you have an advanced-basic or intermediate knowledge of personal computers and a basic understanding of using a web browser. This class is for anyone who is looking for an easy and free office suite alternative to Microsoft Office products. Students must have some experience using Word and know how to download and upload from the internet. Students need to have a Gmail account or be willing to make one in class in order to access all features.


This class will explore how to use free Google office docs applications. Never pay for Microsoft Office again! This is a hands-on class all about how to use the free applications that are equivalent or similar to Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Power Point. All of the software is free to be downloaded from the internet using a Google account. A Gmail address is sufficient. Know your log-in ID and password if you have one already. We will show you that there is no reason to pay for software when it is already available for free. With Google apps, all of your work is saved automatically and backed up to the internet, easily accessed from any internet connection via phone, tablet or PC. No more leaving your Power Point or Word document at home on your laptop. Although Google apps are free, their files can be read or opened in Microsoft Office software.

The class will cover the download process and setting up an account with Google if you don’t have one. We will be creating sample documents, making spreadsheets, checking email, and answering questions about other Google applications. It will be a summary of all that is offered. Stay tuned for in-depth instruction in google Docs, if interested.

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The seminar goals are as follows:

  • Show you how to save money on software
  • Empower you to use Google applications with ease
  • Show you compatibility with your Microsoft Office product
  • Enable you to use on your phones or tablets as well as your PC


Jason W.

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