Join Jess Stratton for an in-depth discussion in this video Replacing the Microsoft Ribbon with the Google Docs toolbar, part of Migrating from Office 2013 to Google Apps.
- Let's talk about some differences between…the core Microsoft Office apps…and the Google Docs apps.…Microsoft Office started using their…trademark ribbon navigation starting…with Office 2007.…And in Office 2013, the ribbon is still there,…but it's evolved quite a bit.…The ribbon is the tabbed interface…at the top of Microsoft Office apps…such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.…The most commonly used features in each app…are in the Home tab, and the rest of the features…are categorized by what you're trying to do.…
Some tabs will appear and disappear…based on the context of where your cursor is…on your document.…For example, when I click on this image,…I get a new Picture Tools ribbon tab.…Google Docs, Sheets and Slides doesn't use…a ribbon interface.…Instead, there's a solid navigation bar…at the top of the screen with the most…commonly used features always visible…underneath as icons.…The rest of the File menu works similarly…to the way pre-ribbon versions…of Microsoft Office used to work.…
The File menu is used to work with the actual file,…
- Understanding security and storage space on Google Drive
- Uploading and downloading files
- Converting files
- Sharing files with others
- Suggesting edits instead of tracking changes
- Replacing Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with Google apps
- Switching from Outlook to Gmail and Google Calendar
- Running the Google Migration
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Will this course help me migrate from Office 365 to Google apps?
A: It will if you use the desktop version of Office 365. If you use the Office 365 apps online through a web browser only, this course will be helpful in terms of general concepts, but there are enough differences between the desktop and online versions of Office that many specific instructions won't apply.