Google Docs? Really?
I stumbled upon Google Docs by accident. When my computer gave me all indications of an impending crash, I looked for some quick and handy cloud storage. Google Docs served that purpose—you can upload whatever you want—and it also opened my eyes to the whole new world of its templates. Many of them suit the project manager, and once you’ve chosen the ones you like, you can assemble them into a collection for specific projects.
All templates uploaded are converted into Google’s version of familiar file formats. That means there are spreadsheets that look like Excel, but they’re not Excel. There are presentations that look like PowerPoint, but they’re a little different. Once you choose the ones you like, they are saved in your documents Home, and you can even rename them. You cannot actually download them onto your hard drive. I did, however, attempt to copy some. For example, I copied all of a Google doc and pasted it onto a new Excel worksheet. You can do this as long as you don’t want to paste more than 1,000 cells at a time, but you will lose formatting.
Many of them, unfortunately, are done in a foreign language, and so this reviewer could not access some that looked really promising. However, take a look at this round-up of ten useful templates.