Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Can Google Docs Handle Novels Now?

  1. #1

    Can Google Docs Handle Novels Now?

    Ok, so I've always wanted to write on Google Docs because I love writing on my Asus C100 (best machine ever), but I couldn't because it was so painfully slow to write novel-length on there and my brain is not advanced enough to split my story up into multiple files.

    It looks like Google just did a big docs upgrade. There was nothing specific about handling longer docs in the any of the updates I've seen (it was more for collaboration and business uses), but I poked around a bit and it looks like it got better.

    Has it?

    If you write on Google Docs regularly, have you noticed a difference in response time on longer docs?

  2. #2
    Senior Member Saigonnus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    The Frontside of Nowhere, near the Tavern.
    Posts
    1,376
    Reputation
    1520
    Nah. I don't use it for my writing. I just keep a backup of my files on an SD card or flash drive.

    I sometimes use it for work, but the docs are never that long for me to tell the difference one way or another
    Check out my blog: Rosen Gardens http://chrisrosen.blogspot.mx/

  3. #3
    I use Google Docs, but I've never managed to actually write anything that was longer than ten pages. Even that was a bit annoying to load. I could see it working well enough if you split it up by scene, but...
    DoOoOoOoOM!

  4. #4
    Senior Member Gryphos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    1,392
    Reputation
    2577
    I use Google Docs for pretty much everything, but I split novels into separate documents for each chapter, which works fine for me. But for me at least, huge documents like entire novels are somewhat annoying to load.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Rkcapps's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    The land of golden beaches. More specifically Sydney, Australia.
    Posts
    166
    Reputation
    326
    Sorry, I use Scrivener. Couldn't use anything else, it's so good.

Similar Threads

  1. Mobile Google
    By spectre in forum Ask the Staff
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-24-15, 1:13 AM
  2. Anyone else on Google+?
    By Ryan_Crown in forum Writers on the Web
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 8-2-15, 5:05 AM
  3. Graphic novels vs. Traditional novels
    By Aleister in forum Writing Questions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-24-12, 7:41 PM
  4. Google+ Help
    By Ankari in forum Marketing
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 8-14-12, 1:03 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Can Google Docs Handle Novels Now?   Can Google Docs Handle Novels Now?   Can Google Docs Handle Novels Now?