Getting started with Google Drive and rest of the Google Apps Suite: Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms.


This article is for those of you who don’t use Google Drive and for those how want to know more about how to use Google Drive and the other Google Apps to help with their daily work. After going through this article you will have a solid understanding of Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms.


Overview videos

Getting Started with Google Drive:

Features: Sharing, unlimited storage, file syncing, and encryption:

Google Drive Explained:


Google Drive Documentation

Switching from your c:\ Drive - You might’ve used the C:\ Drive on your Windows® computer to store your files. Now that you have access to Google Drive, here are some tips to begin using it as your new cloud storage solution.

Google Drive Help Center - Learn more about Google Drive in greater detail.

Drive Trips -  20 ways to use Google Drive.

Drive cheat sheet

Switching to Drive from Dropbox - You’ll find many similar features—and several additional benefits—when you use Google Drive as your new cloud storage destination. - Keep up-to-date the latest news and features about Google Drive


Using Google Drive with Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms

Google Drive is a great tool for file storage and document sharing but it really starts to come alive for you when you make it the hub of your daily work. You maximize the usefulness of Google Drive by using the rest of the Google Apps suite. Below you will find documentation on how to use Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms



Switching from using Word to Docs



Switching from using Excel to Sheets



Switching from using Powerpoint to Slides



Drive FAQ

How much storage do I have?

You can store an unlimited files on your Google Drive.

What types of files can I upload to Drive?

Any file from Word docs and SPSS files to pictures and video.

How do I access my stored files on other devices?

You can access all of your files from any internet connected computer or mobile device. From a computer just sign into your APU Gmail account and select the Drive app from the application launcher.

From a mobile device, install the Drive app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play store and sign into your account.

What happens if I remove a file from Form Drive?

All files that are deleted are moved to the trash folder where they will stay indefinitely.


What if I empty the trash by mistake removing the file that I need, can it be restored.

Yes, we can restore your entire Google Drive to the previous day up to 30 days.


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