Q: I tried logging into 4J Google Docs but it said I used an invalid address. What do I do?
A: If you're new to 4J Google Docs you may need to have your account set up. Please contact Steve Shininger at 4J Network Services to have your account activated.

Q: Once I start using Google Docs are my files stuck there forever? Can I make backup copies? What would happen if I wanted to stop using Google Docs and take my files elsewhere?
A: It is easy to download all of your Google documents to your computer's hard drive in one fell swoop. (1) Log into Google Docs. (2) Click the checkboxes next to all the documents you wish to download. (3) Click the More Actions button. (4) Click Export... (5) Click the Continue button. (6) The selected Google Docs files will now be compressed into a single "zip" file and downloaded to your computer. It will contain copies of your files in Word, Excel and PowerPoint formats, which can be opened in other software such as Microsoft Office or Apple's iWork.


Q: Who owns the information I create in Google Docs? Will Google claim it as theirs? What if I'm working on content that I may want to copyright and publish?
A: The simple answer is "you do." Google's help page says that that they do not claim ownership of the data you use in Google Docs:http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?answer=106876
However, if you do have commercial aspirations for school-related material, take care to consider whether you are doing this work "on the clock" or otherwise using district resources for personal gain. If you have any questions or concerns about whether your work is property of yourself or 4J, please discuss it with an appropriate district representative.