Google Document Updates

Just a quick update, Google Documents received an update making it all the more useful in the classroom. Of most interest to Math and Science teachers is the ability to insert an equation.

Previously you could create an equation in Word or Open Office's Writer but when you uploaded the document to Google Docs the equation would turn into a blurry unreadable picture. That problem has been resolved.

Note: You will not notice these changes in your old documents, you must create a new one.

To use this feature:

  1. Open Google Documents
  2. Click on Create New
  3. Click on Document
  4. To add mathematical equations click on "Insert"
  5. Click on "Equation"
  6. You will then see new options for you to create fractions, mathematical/scientific symbols.