Sorting through the mess... - Digital Literacy Dover

Friday, 7 October 2011

Sorting through the mess...

... that is Google Docs' home page.

It seems like a daunting task. Especially if you have hundreds / thousands of emails.

"Help!" you cry, "Are there ways we can sort through this stuff quickly and as painlessly as possible?"

Yes. There is.

And the solution lies right in front of your eyes. Literally. Scroll down and you'll see it.

Three little tools that will help you manage multiple files.

Actions: Let's take multiple files that you have put a tick next to, and you can choose to Share, Download, Mark as Unread, or remove them from the Home tag (which means they won't show up when you just enter Google Doc's home page) . . . and delete them. Just be careful not to delete resources other people are using in a fit of zealous housekeeping.

The Organize option here will also allow you to move a whole chunk of selected files into specific Collections.

Sort by: has 4 options for us. By default, Google Docs is set to show you whatever has been recently modified. You can now choose to sort according to whether the documents by when they were last opened by you, by title, or by priority. So pick which ever one is most practical for you.

View: List Will show you just a list of documents (this is what you're used to in Google Docs), or you can also set it to View: Details, which will show you columns of who the author is and when it was last modified.


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