TO CREATE A COLLABORATIVE GOOGLE DOC TO SHARE WITH PARENTS:
(such as a conference sign-up sheet)

  • Go to Google documents (or it may now be called "Drive" on your computer.)
  • Under CREATE in top left corner of window, choose "document."
  • Name it in top left corner.
  • Set it up as you want it to be.
  • Click on SHARE top right corner.
  • Where it says "Who has access" choose "Anyone with the link."

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  • Then near the bottom of the window, change "can view" to "can edit."
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  • Click SAVE.
  • Now, rather than type in all the people you want to share it with at the bottom of this window, instead copy the URL (link) they give you.
  • Click DONE.
  • Open your email.
  • Write your message.
  • Paste the link into a new email msg.

PLEASE NOTE:
After emailing the link to parents (or whomever) this doc is still available for anyone with the link to edit. At some point you will no longer want people to be able to edit the document.

Your options to preserve it in its current form are:
  • change permissions from edit to view
  • make a google doc copy
  • print a copy
  • download a copy
  • you can also revert to this version or a previous version of the doc at any time using Revision History (under the Google Docs File Menu)