Tip: How to add leading zero for zip codes in Google Docs

Judi Sohn

When Excel (or Google Docs) sees just numbers in a field, it assumes you want the field to be a number. But if you want to bring that spreadsheet to Google Docs, all that goes out the window because there’s no special setting in Google for zip codes.

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Google Docs Now Supports All File Types

Tech Soup Blog

As of yesterday , you can now upload files of any type to Google Docs, not just Google Docs–supported formats. You probably heard Google's big news yesterday , but it might have overshadowed a less historic (but still pretty cool) announcement. read more. Tools Web 2.0 Tools

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Tip: How to add leading zero for zip codes in Google Docs

Judi Sohn

When Excel (or Google Docs) sees just numbers in a field, it assumes you want the field to be a number. But if you want to bring that spreadsheet to Google Docs, all that goes out the window because there's no special setting in Google for zip codes.

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New in Google Docs: Shared Folders

Wild Apricot

Two new updates for Google Docs make this very simple and free collaboration tool even more useful for a board or committee at any small non-profit — shared folders, and the ability to upload multiple files at one time.( Tags: Non-profit technology nptech office collaboration Google Docs

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5 Cloud Based Apps For Teams to Organize Events Better (and for FREE)

NTEN

To help you keep track of files while keeping your sanity, here are 5 of the tools that will make organizing your conference a breeze. In today's world, cloud technology can allow most nonprofits with an Internet connection to access hundreds of files, manage multiple teams, and keep track of others whether they are remote or across the office. Cloud dropbox evernote google docs Infrastructure nptech nten sugarsync wunderkit Communications ProgramJeff Ramos.

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How to Buy a Small Nonprofit IT System

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

I think many nonprofits can get away with a kind of virtual IT system where the files reside primarily on Amazon’s S3 and any more specific applications can be set up remotely (maybe even on Amazon EC2 which now supports Windows servers ). Use Google Apps for your e-mail and file storage solution. Unfortunately, Google Docs are just not ready for primetime. File Storage and Backup. You have 24 hour Web access to your files.

Smartsheet: Frustrated with online project management no longer

Judi Sohn

Why aren’t you just using Google Docs?” ” Yes, some of what we’re doing in Smartsheet could be done in Google Docs. It’s an Excel/Google Doc-like online app that generates spreadsheets that are more dynamic than just rows & columns.

4 Tips For Maintaining Your Nonprofit’s Databases

TechImpact

However, database are also used for storing records, files, other types of information. Duplicate files, profiles, and other data are common for every organization. Let’s not for get the multiple files you might have on one donor or volunteer. Image courtesy of WiseGeek.

Twitter Hacking and Cloud Security

Robert Weiner

And anyone who gets access to the password of an employee with access to those online files gets access to all files shared with that employee. Do they do that with their employees' Google Doc passwords? Does anyone think to disable those employees' access to docs in the cloud?

Online Tools to Help You Beat the Post-Holiday Blues

NetWits

Google Docs. Google Docs allows you to set up various types of documents, including worksheets and spreadsheets. Multiple users can work within the same document at the same time, and you can upload files from your desktop. Welcome to 2011!

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Why Google Might Be the Answer to Your Problems

NonProfit Hub

That means you can access any of your files anywhere, whether you’re on your work computer, phone, laptop or tablet—as long as you have your login info and an internet connection, you’re set. Pretty much every Google Drive platform (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar) allows you to work on documents simultaneously with your coworkers. Google Drive also allows you to download documents in multiple formats, like PDF or its Microsoft Office equivalent, which means: Docs?

Top 4 Web Hosting Providers for Your Nonprofit’s WordPress Website

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Key benefits of using WP Engine : Daily Backups – full copies of your site’s important files are automatically made every day off-site saving you a lot of time. Backup files – important website files are saved every day off-site so they’re safe from the hands of an attacker.

Tools I use: basic workflow

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

It’s core is a very powerful and flexible ticket tracker, but it includes all of the important project management features you want and need, milestones, time tracking, wikis, file repository, even discussion boards, and it connects with version control repositories. For sharing files, as well as providing solid file backup, I use Dropbox (it even works on Linux!).

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Promevo gPanel: Google Apps management without tears

Judi Sohn

For Google Apps administrators, the offerings in the Google Apps Marketplace seems to be a lot of 3rd party tools that pull in gApps data (Docs, Calendar, etc.)

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ScreenSteps: Simple documentation

Judi Sohn

After playing with all the options, I ultimately decided to export the files to HTML, upload online via FTP and serve in a Salesforce custom web tab aptly named "How Do I?" I considered making a private Posterous or blog for the docs, but I think I'm going to stick to HTML where the template is easier to edit, and I can more easily organize content and embed in Salesforce. Part of my job is helping my colleagues do what they need to do on their computers and online.

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The Known Unknowns

Idealware

I wasn’t all that picky about the tools I used—Microsoft Word was good, but Google Docs did just as well, and sometimes a pen and paper was preferable if I just needed to concentrate. My daily tasks include broadcast email, file sharing, CRMs, CMSs, spreadsheets, and social media.

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Google Drive: Does It Matter?

NTEN

On April 24, Google announced the much anticipated Google Drive service , a cloud-based "disk drive" where individuals and organizations can store there documents, spreadsheets and a host of other electronic files. That may sound like a big deal but organizations and individuals with Google accounts could do that already using Google Docs. TJ Rainsford. Chief Technology Officer. 501cTECH.

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Open Source vs. Proprietary: Desktop Productivity

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

It reads and writes all MS Office formats (except for Access files.) Google docs will take a good long time to make it to the point where the functionality begins to match either MS Office or OOo/LO, so OOo/LO is a very good alternative to MS Office if you don’t need MS Access, and have folks able and willing to make a small adjustment to use this tool.

Twitter Hacking and Cloud Security

Tech Soup Blog

And anyone who gets access to the password of an employee with access to those online files gets access to all files shared with that employee. Do they do that with their employees' Google Doc passwords? Does anyone think to disable those employees' access to docs in the cloud?

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The value of collaboration

SocialFish

I used to print and file everything – handouts from every meeting I attended, every document I commented on. Now, at work, I can store all those docs on the firm’s collaboration platform and access them via an iPad.

ROI for a donor database

Robert Weiner

The current software does not interface with our current/new technical environment (MS-Exchange and Office, or Google g-mail, calendar, docs, etc.). The cost of fundraisers refusing to use the current database because it’s not user-friendly, so their pipeline and contact history is in their heads, in spreadsheets or paper files, or has to be entered by an assistant (though you can put a cost on the last one).

Comparing Google Apps to Microsoft Outlook

Idealware

Like Microsoft Exchange, it provides email, calendar and basic contact-management services, while Google Docs—another component of Google Apps—provides file-sharing. It facilitates a library of uploaded documents which can be slow to access and often redundant with a file server. If allowing multiple people to update documents over time is important, Google Docs provides much smoother support. PublishDate: July 2011. Author: Laura S. Quinn. Jay Leslie.

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4 Ways Nonprofits Can Benefit from the Cloud

Tech Soup Blog

Those who work within a nonprofit can benefit from the numerous team collaboration tools, including calendars, video chat, file sharing, and so on. For example, staff can manage vendors via Google Docs or create questionnaires via SurveyMonkey.

Software for Collaboration

Idealware

Google Docs) Remote File Sharing Tools: Mechanisms to allow users to access and edit a pool of shared documents (i.e. Everyone suddenly wants to collaborate! For some reason (I suspect it's related to the economy, though I haven't pinned down exactly how) my phone is ringing off the hook these days with people who want to talk about how software can help teams collaborate.

gokubi.com

gokubi.com

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 5th, 2008 at 9:01 pm and is filed under CRM , Technology. Scott Hemmeter at arrowpoint found another clue when he noticed that the Appexchage packaging interface asked him if he wanted to require Google Docs be present.

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Resource Roundup 5/31 | Idealware

Idealware

7 Ways to Send HUGE Files (Mashable) A roundup of methods that let you send files of more than 500MB (as well as more rationally large files, presumably) Using Partimage to Clone Hard Disks (pittman.ws) A detailed how-to on replicating (ghosting) hard drives with Partimage, an open source alternative to Norton Ghost Google and Salesforce Team Up (Tate Hausman) Rumor has it that Google and Salesforce are teaming up to create an integrated tool suite.

Word or Wiki?

Idealware

He also points out that Word files are unwieldy in size, due to the need to support so many advanced but not widely used features. Attempts to unseat it by Apple's Pages , Google Docs and Open Office have been short-lived and fruitless. In most cases, collaboration with Word docs involves multiple copies of the same document being edited concurrently by different people on different computers.

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gokubi.com

gokubi.com

I fully expect Salesforce and Google Apps to be closely integrated in the near future, and was reminded of that today when Google released a new API for Google Docs. Files in Docs and Spreadsheets (and soon Presentations) could be tagged with sf.com records, and then be discoverable via sf.com. This entry was posted on Monday, August 6th, 2007 at 10:09 am and is filed under CRM , Technology.

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Advice for Consultants - Part 2

Robert Weiner

Use it not only to advertise your services, but also to share files with clients, point to resources, clarify your working style/methods/contract, etc. Even a word doc you update every time you’re on site for a client is better than notes scribbled on post-its. get your files organized: both electronically and paper. Get files to hold all your new categories of information (esp. Last week I posted John Elbare’s advice for new nonprofit consultants.

Why Upgrade to Office 2013? 4 Compelling Features You'll Want to Know

Tech Soup Blog

variety of new rich media options to make your documents, presentations, and other files more interactive and engaging. PDF to Word Doc Capabilities. converting PDF files to Word format.

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Cool App Roundup: Office Apps for Smartphones

Tech Soup Blog

Too bad it’s so hard to use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF files on them – or is it? All of them view office documents including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files on various types of smartphones, but to varying degrees of effectiveness. It renders documents well on the screen, nearly as well as on a laptop, and allows users to do a surprising amount of formatting, particularly within Word docs. View help files (launches web browser to help site).

Can Cloud Computing Change Organizational Boundaries?

Tech Soup Blog

Basecamp is a project space where everyone associated with a project can post updates, set and track deadlines and milestones, and even upload files associated with the project.

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The “Big Data” Misconception

Beaconfire Wire

That’s a database with more data than 100 single-layer Blu-ray Discs, or to put it another way, several hundred thousand small Word docs, or about 25 snapshots of the entirety of the English Wikipedia, including photos. Mount Everest (Credit: shrimpo@flickr ).

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Quick and Dirty Form Builders

Idealware

Seems like folks are using wufoo and google docs for forms - some have used formspring and say it is easy " So if you just need a short form to collect some basic information these are a few flexible and not too difficult choices. Paid accounts also include file storage for user uploads. google docs based forms ( more on how to create ) If your organization already has a google apps account and uses spreadsheets this might be the way to go.

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How Cell Phones and Tablets Enable Telework

Tech Soup Blog

Google Drive Mobile is a free app for viewing and editing Google Docs on an Android phone or tablet. OfficeSuite Pro is another popular $10 app that allows you to view, create, edit, print and share Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files.

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gokubi.com

gokubi.com

Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Macs at One Market? Macs at One Market? Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2008 03:54 Written by Steve Friday, 25 April 2008 03:52 A rumor is bouncing around that Salesforce.com Corporation is thinking about switching from Dell to Apple for all their desktops. Seems a bit far-fetched to me, but not impossible.

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Can Nonprofit Organizations Work More Like Clouds? How?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We use google docs, chat, spreadsheets etc. We also use flickr, wordpress, facebook, twitter, ning and we use a cloud based file backup called DataDepositBox, ADP for payroll - using their web interface, Vonage for phones. . Source: Rob Cross, What is ONA?

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Evaluating Wikis

Idealware

Gone are useless print formatting functions like pagination and margins; huge file sizes; and the need to email around multiple versions of the same document. Google Docs , with it's revision history feature, may look more like a Word processor, but it's a Wiki at heart. I'm following up on my post suggesting that Wikis should be grabbing a portion of the market from word processors.

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Crazy for the Tools

NTEN

Collaborative Files I couldn't get through my day without Dropbox , which I have blogged about before. Dropbox continuously replicates local files to a personal cloud file space and synchronizes those folders across multiple computers and mobile devices. Within a personal file space, you can define shared folders with others. Because it integrates tightly with your own desktop files, updates to documents are just there, almost immediately, whenever you need them.

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Email in the Cloud: A Google Apps Case Study

Tech Soup Blog

IT staff set up an automatic backup of each employee's Outlook file to their server every night, to ensure that nothing was lost. Since each file was quite large, a lot of space was required to store it all. Google Docs and Google Sites are also used by some groups and not others, depending on the familiarity with these applications and individual preferences.

Cthulhu Calling

Gavin's Digital Diner

The file-sharing sucks, really sucks. Imagine my surprise, after happily discovering the iPad showed up as a removable drive on my PC, that files copied to the iPad were all but useless.

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Cloud Computing for Small Nonprofits: Lessons Learned from 5 Years in the Cloud

NTEN

With Screen Steps, I can easily edit the file to replace an image or rewrite a step. When we first rolled out Google Apps in early 2008 I had visions of a Microsoft Word burning party as everyone embraced Google Docs. If someone prefers to create a Word file rather than a Google Doc, that's fine. If they'd rather email a file than collaborate online, that's fine too. In the end, we just ask that no vital files are kept only on laptop hard drives.

Cloud Computing for Small Nonprofits: Lessons Learned from 5 Years in the Cloud

NTEN

With Screen Steps, I can easily edit the file to replace an image or rewrite a step. When we first rolled out Google Apps in early 2008 I had visions of a Microsoft Word burning party as everyone embraced Google Docs. If someone prefers to create a Word file rather than a Google Doc, that's fine. If they'd rather email a file than collaborate online, that's fine too. In the end, we just ask that no vital files are kept only on laptop hard drives.