If you have a file you use all the time, you can create a shortcut so you can get to it quickly. Here’s how to make a shortcut for a shared Google doc you have access to.
Log into http://docs.google.com with your Google account.
(If you don’t have one, you can sign up for free. I recommend that you create a Google account specifically for your UUA work, using your uua.org email address.)
Once you’ve logged in, click on the document, presentation, or spreadsheet you’d like to create a shortcut to.
Right-click on your desktop and choose Select New > Shortcut from the menu that appears.
Paste the URL you copied from your web browser.
Give the shortcut a name.
You now have a shortcut that takes you right to the Google document (though if you aren’t logged in when you click it, Google will ask for your username and password).
If you’d like to get fancy you can:
- Make a shortcut to create a new Google document by creating a shortcut with this location: http://docs.google.com/?action=newdoc
- Create a new spreadsheet: http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?new
- Create a new Presentation: http://docs.google.com/?action=new_presentation