Using Google Docs at Epiphany
Epiphany uses many of Google's services for its day-to-day business. For example, it is quite common for an Epiphany staff member or committee to use the Google Docs service to share and collaborate on documents across a group of people. Google Docs works well for the community of Epiphany because it is free, there is no software to install, and it works on any computer that is connected to the internet.
Google provides a good short overview tutorial of Google Docs.
In order to use Google Docs with Epiphany staff members and committees, you must have a Google Account. There are two kinds of Google Accounts:
- A Gmail (Google Mail) Account: If you have an email address that ends in @gmail.com, you have a Gmail account, which is also a Google Account.
- A Plain Google Account: You can have a Google account associated with your existing email address (e.g., email@example.com). To be absolutely clear: you do not have to change your email address to have a Google account. You also do not have to use Gmail to have a Google Account.
If you don't already have a Google Account, you can create one for free; it only takes a few seconds.
|To create a Gmail account||To create a Plain Google Account|
Once you have a Google Account, Epiphany staff and committees collaborate on Google Documents with you. Simply tell us your Google Account email address:
- If you have a Gmail Account, tell us your @gmail.com email address.
- If you have a Plain Google Account, tell us the email address you use to sign in to Google.
Please do NOT send us your email or Gmail password!
We don't need your password to give you access.
Once you have sent us your address, Epiphany staff and committees can give you access to whatever documents you will be working on. You can then go to http://docs.google.com/ and sign in with your Google Account (regardless of whether it is a Gmail Account or a Plain Google Account).