How To Add a Google Doc to My Mimio Notebook

Tracy Tishion's picture

I have a lesson created in Google docs yet I can't seem to insert it into a notebook page. How do I accomplish this without having to recreate it?

Answer: 

Good question which has a straightforward answer. As you may be aware of, your Google docs are not stored on your local computer like traditional documents. They are stored in your "cloud" to be easily shared out with others. So, what this means is that you'll need to download the file to your computer before you can insert it into the Mimio notebook. There are a few ways to do this and here is just one: have your file open in your Google documents, then go to File and choose download. You will have several choices of downloadable file types such as a .pdf or Word document (if you have a document opened) or .pdf or PowerPoint (if it's a Google presentation opened). Once they have been downloaded and saved somewhere on your computer as one of those downloadable types, they can now be inserted into a notebook page. Just keep in mind that those files, once inserted into the notebook, become static and no changes can be made or animations activated to the documents themselves. Remember that you still have the originals back in your Google docs home. For more tips and suggestions, check out the other Ask a Master questions and answers on MimioConnect!

Question sender: 
Chris P
City/State: 
Nashville


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