Friday, November 5, 2010

GoogleDocs Fail...

Well, maybe not a fail per se, but it's not a technology that I have been having a lot of success with since my last post.  I tried using it for uploading/downloading documents, but the problem is the formatting for printing.  In order to print a document (like a worksheet for students) that I had loaded onto GoogleDocs, GD would generate a pdf for the purpose of printing.  Invariably the formatting would not translate to the pdf, so I would spend far too much of my time going back and forth trying to get tab stops to line up in the pdf by making them not line up in the online version.

Major pain in the butt.

So until the time comes where GoogleDocs makes formatting seamless for printing, I've given up on it for now.

Or until all my students have iPads.  Which should be in about 5 minutes. (Well, maybe I'm exaggerating a little on that time line).

Anyone from Google want to chime in on how to fix this problem?