by J. A. Buxton
Explaining some more features of Google
Google- A Writer’s Tool: Part II
Everyone, sit up straight with feet together, and you, wearing the blue blouse, spit out your gum! We are here to go beyond the basic Google screen below.
To the right of the home page search box are further areas we will explore. I’ll start with the bottom one since it’s a feature of Google that many of you from around the world might find helpful.
First, click on Language Tools. Écrivez-vous des mots étrangers dans vos histoires? If so, the following Google translation feature might come in handy for words, sentences, or even complete web pages. I’m just sorry there is no English-Latin translation for my forensic stories, but even Google isn’t perfect.
Go down beyond the translation feature, and you will discover ways to set up Google in your native language for your home page. You do this via the Preference tool, which we will be getting to next. You can even access Google in Norwegian, Spanish, or any other language in that list without setting it as your home page, just for the fun of exploring a different language.
The third section under Language Tools is a list of the various countries, an image of your national flag, and another way to access Google in your native language. Why not make an Image of your national flag for your portfolio?
Going back to the home page screen, Advanced Search is a complex section and filled with a wealth of great information, I’ll cover it in the next part.