My GoogleDocs are out of control!!

February 2, 2011

My GoogleDocs are out of control!!

February 2, 2011

I knew it was too good to be true. Tons of beautiful blogs sharing lovely and useful printables. For two months now I’ve been in my glory, greedily clicking on all of the amazing shared documents out there.

The image to the left represents a mere fraction of the documents I now have on my account.

So snow day…again. I lazily browse through your lovely blogs this morning and then wander over into GoogleDocs to find something I know I had saved.

I gasp! I can’t!! I am completely OVERLOADED!!!

I think I found a solution though. You can create folders in GoogleDocs (by the way, separate but related, why can’t I embed my links anymore?!?!). The look to GoogleDocs is a bit different, but I actually kind of like it.

So just in case you feel like organizing too, here are the steps:

Under the Create New menu, select Collection. This is where you will be able to create and name a folder.

I started with a couple of different folders for the different docs I’ve saved so far. For each new folder, you will have to start back on “My Collections” first, then create a new collection…otherwise you will be creating sub-folders (I’m just not ready for that yet!).

I must confess I became a little over-excited when I found out you can color-code your folders too (!!!).

So I had to play around to find the perfect colors of course. I swear, any excuse to distract me from the main task.

Once you have a few folders set up, you can return to “All items”. From there, you can just click and drag documents to the specific folders.

And then your main list (“All items”) will keep track of your folder names (and colors!) next to each of the docs.

I’m still organizing as we speak, but I created one folder for all of my Files to Share here on this blog. The other folders are to organize all of the wonderful documents I have found out there in blog land.

Please tell me I’m not the only one who will be doing this!!!! :/


  • Mrs. Lutton February 2, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Lady Bug – You are awesome and inspirational!! I want a class website so bad I can taste it but I just don't know how. I'm tooling around trying but it is a slow go for a working mom of three little ones that are 7 and under. I've started a class blog and it is fine but not even a smidgen as cool as yours. Keep up the hard work cuz we are all watching and learning.

  • smorss99 February 2, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Yes Ladybug you are amazing!!!

    I just keep buying bigger flashdrives and then saving the docs to that.

  • Ms.M February 2, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    I think I might be in the same boat as you were with Google Docs. I keep saying that I willgo organize my files but never make it there. I spent yesterday organizing all the files I've downloaded to my Mac Book. It took forever because 1. There are so many & 2. I was transferin everything from my downloads to my flash drive by theme & grade. That'll teach me to just save files anywhere.

    Ms. M

  • Rachelle February 2, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    SERIOSULY!!!!!!!!! I just love you!!!


    p.s. join the "meet the teacher" linky party! I want to know more about you! 🙂 check out my blog for the link

  • KindergartenWorks February 3, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Oh, You are so not the only one who is doing this. I too love the color coded, folder making option! So fun!

  • Pinks My Ink February 3, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    I actually started doing this last weekend, as I realized that in a matter of weeks, I had downloaded tons of documents. Organization is key!

  • The Johnson's October 15, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I have a question for you! How do you post something from Google Docs to your blog? I'm struggling posting a picture of the actual document to my blog. I know how to connect a link to get to google docs, but I can't figure out how to get the picture on my blog. (I have a mac, I don't know if this matters or not). Thank you!

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