Free Online Tools - Google Docs / Office Live /
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These tools are free and
can help you manage and access your documents more
Is a remote free
service provided by Google that allows you to create web based
documents, presentations, spreadsheets and other formats, Anywhere /
Anytime access to your documents from any computer.
Works across operating systems through your browser on Mac, PC and
Supports multi-formats: .doc, .xls, .ppt, and .pdf (text,
Share your documents with others by allowing secure access,
presentation or exporting.
How do I get Google Docs?
Microsoft Office Live
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on > More
will need to register. If you have a Gmail account already, just
login with your
Gmail id and password.
Similar to GoogleDocs - OfficeLive is
a remote service provided by
Microsoft. Microsoft has made available online, free rudimentary
of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. These
“stripped down” iterations of
the familiar Office programs are
accessible from most browsers.
You must register for a Windows Live ID to be able to use this
Xbox LIVE, you already have a
Windows Live ID.
Your new Spencerian email account,
your password, will allow you access as
Be aware that this service does not provide the full functionality
Office programs that you purchase or use through Spencerian.
is an excellent alternative if you do not like, or cannot afford
Microsoft’s Office suite.
OpenOffice can be downloaded for free at:
This is a large
file, it is suggested you do not download this file over a dial-up
The OpenOffice suite is made up of the following basic modules
with their MS Office equivalents:
additional features and plugins may be available for download.
Those of you
that are familiar with the look and feel of
versions will recognize the
You can save your work in various formats - .doc, .odf, .html, .ppt,
.xls, .xml … so
that it can be opened and be compatible with other programs such as Word,
PowerPoint, Excel, etc.
Some compatibility issues may exist.
The Books24x7 db available through
Sullivan University Library's
web page (choose Databases
& E-books in the left menu or the Search Databases
tab) may have
online full-text guides for these programs.