Archive for August 20, 2013

Sharing vs. Publishing

August 20, 2013

With Google Docs, it’s possible to share a variety of ways.  You can share with specific people or you can share with a community, for example, everyone within  For all these options you can specify the level of sharing: viewing , commenting, or editing.

There’s another option, however, publish to the web.  This option is generally available under the file menu.  What is does is essentially turn your document into a view only web page and makes that page available to the world.  It’s a great way to quickly share something.  For example, you might be collaborating on a flyer with a small group of people.  You have shared the file with specific individuals, and no one else can see it.  When you complete the flyer, simple “publish to web” and now it’s public!

New Sharing Options

August 14, 2013

As a part of our ongoing Google for All! project, we are excited to announce the addition of new sharing options for Google Docs, Drive, Sites, Calendar.  This will happen on August 20th (next Tuesday).

These new options do NOT change your current  settings–your docs, email, calendars will not be altered.  There will simply be new options. These options allow for the sharing of some information to anyone you choose, including the ability to share your Google docs publicly.  This will make collaboration much easier.