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Creating and using a Google account

Creating and using a Google account

A Google account https://accounts.google.com/External Link allows you to share, store and work collaboratively with others. It gives you access to an email account service, social networking, maps, android apps, blog, calendar, photo storage and other services.

Creating a document

  1. Complete the Sign in fields if you already have a Google account.
  2. If you don't have an account already, select Sign up.
  3. Complete the online form and agree to the Google Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Note: no phone number is required.
  4. Select Next step ? you are now signed in.
  5. At the top of the screen locate Drive. Select Drive. This is where you will be able to create, store and share documents that you want to work on collaboratively or individually.
    a. Select the red Create button.
    b. Choose a document, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing or any other document type.

Sharing the document

  1. To share a document select the blue Share button located at the top right of a document screen. A dialogue box will open.
  2. Locate the Who has access section and select Change.
  3. To allow access without an account select Anyone with the link radio button and select Save.
  4. Then add email addresses to the Add people field and select Done. Alternatively you can send people the link.


This project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

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