What needs to be improved about Google Docs?


(From my blog)

After many, many successes using Google Apps during the year, I think it's time for me to highlight what needs to be improved. I welcome your comments, as well.

1. The word processor needs to become more publishing-friendly. Without
any tab rulers, tab settings, and specific page breaks, it makes it
virtually impossible to format anything complicated, such as a resume.

2. The sharing and publishing controls could be more user-friendly. The
pull-down menu serves fine, but I think this is something that most new
users have the hardest time with. Buttons to either share or not share
would be best, I think.

3. Google needs to make the print function clearer, and attempt to make it clear to users that printing
cannot be done in the traditional way a word doc would.

4. More fonts, backgrounds, and themes.

5. Refine better the compatibility between Office and Docs. Most transfers
well, but there are just enough problems that skeptics will not use it.

What am I missing?  If you hate Google Docs, that's a different discussion altogether.  This is for people who like it and use it, but understand there are still shortcomings...

Join the conversation here or at:
teachingwithgoogledocs.blogspot.com



Tags: computers, docs, education, google, internet, web, web2.0

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