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Writing Tools for Mobile Devices: Chromebooks

Chrome Apps

Use MS 365 or Google Docs from the browser, or use the Office App already installed on the HCC Library Chromebooks.

Google Docs

Google Drive LogoGoogle Docs is quickly catching up to Word as a full-featured word-processing application.Part of the Google Drive suite, Google Docs and Google Sheets are completely free to use.

To make it even easier to get started the HCC Libraries provide current students with a Google login. We do this because students need Google logins to use the Library Chromebooks. Like the MS 365 logins, however, these logins will be disabled when you are no longer a student at HCC.

We recommend using Google Drive with your personal google login, which is also free and provides you with a personal email account and a few other perks. The account and the documents you create are yours to keep forever.

Login to Google Drive

Create a Google account

A word of caution: Before submitting your paper make sure that your professor will accept it if it has been written in Google Docs. If not, then download the Google Doc onto a USB and open in MS Word in one of the HCC Libraries to convert it to Word format. Google Docs usually translate to MS Word perfectly.


HCC Provided by HCC to all current students, faculty, and staff, MS 365 provides many apps besides just Word and Office. The suite of tools consists of email, storage, and sharing tools to help you be more productive and more organized.

All About MS 365 for HCC Students

Login to MS 365

Get Started with MS 365 apps.

A word of caution: Access to MS 365 is licensed only for current HCC students, faculty and staff. Be sure to download your MS 365 documents and communications so that they do not vanish when you are no longer affiliated with HCC.

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