Google Docs are similar to Word Documents, however they are an online format. You can write papers, upload images and do all of the other creative works that you have done using Word Documents.
Now that you have accessed Google Drive locate the menu on the left hand side and click "Create." Choose Document from the drop down menu.
Click on the highlighted region and type a title for your document into the text box.
1. Undo Button
3. Font Size
4. Text Color
5. Text Alignment
6. Line Spacing
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Now that you know how to set up a document and some of the basic functions you are prepared to use Google Docs. Typing and editting your paper is similar to processes in Word now you just have to familiarize yourself with the new format.
Good Luck :)