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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 04:18 AM

Edited: In which two nice DUers respond to my Q about Google Docs, Drive, & upcoming changes.

Last edited Fri Sep 15, 2017, 05:14 AM - Edit history (2)

Updated: thanks folks. My Google fu must really stink. I must not have been looking in the right places for the answer to this question. I saw it in a news feed a few days ago but now, it's gone.

If so, could any of you suggest replacements?

Thank you so very much!

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Reply Edited: In which two nice DUers respond to my Q about Google Docs, Drive, & upcoming changes. (Original post)
mahina Sep 2017 OP
GreenPartyVoter Sep 2017 #1
mahina Sep 2017 #3
Princess Turandot Sep 2017 #2
mahina Sep 2017 #4
mahina Sep 2017 #5
Dr Hobbitstein Sep 2017 #6

Response to mahina (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 04:50 AM

1. Here's a news article about Google drive changes

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 05:11 AM

3. Thank you. That's more useful than the limited results I found.

Aloha.

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 05:09 AM

2. I believe they are replacing Google *Drive* with other options, not Docs...

Drive is used to sync files across users' computers and the cloud. You don't need it to access your Docs online documents in a web browser.

Here's one article about it. (They're supposedly turning Drive off in March 2018.)

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/09/07/google-retires-google-drive-software/

I use Google Drive to sync certain files - saved images, text documents, saved articles etc. - between my desktop and a laptop/chromebook.

Google's chrome operating system that runs Chromebooks needs a cloud based office suite such as Docs to be useful to their business clients, so I don't think they'll be abandoning it w/o a direct replacement anytime soon.

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 05:11 AM

4. Thank you.

I'll check the article out. Mahalo for responding.

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 05:21 AM

5. If docs works fine from a computer but needs the ap from a phone, what if half the team's on a desk-

Top and the other half accesses it with mobile devices?

Ay yay yay.

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Response to mahina (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:22 AM

6. Doesn't matter what platform you're accessing it from

 

It all works the same.

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