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Whereas popular desktop applications such as Microsot Oice are focused
on creating precisely formatted printed documents, Google Docs' approach
is Web-centric. In fact, Google Docs documents are saved as HTML iles and
can be published directly to the Web. If the user wants to print a document, it
is converted to a PDF ile and downloaded to the user's personal computer for
printing locally.
Figure 4.12: Google Docs management page
Google Docs' word processing application relects the semantic markup
approach of HTML. Its WYSIWYG user interface is quite similar to that of the
TinyMCE and Windows Live Writer editors. A Styles menu provides a choice
of formatting a paragraph, a block quote, or one of the six HTML heading
styles. he Font menu ofers the most commonly available Web fonts: Arial,
Arial Black, Arial Narrow, Times New Roman, Garamond, Georgia, Tahoma,
Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Comic Sans MS, and Courier New. An Insert menu
lets you insert links, images, tables, and other HTML document objects.
Suppose we want to create a Google Docs document with two columns of
block-justiied text. It might be an article for a local newsletter we are col-
laborating on. We start with a new Google Docs document and select the Edit
HTML option from the Edit menu, as shown in Figure 4.13.
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