How To Set Up Google Docs on an iPad

Google Docs allows you to scan barcodes and record the counts on your iPad. The document can then be exported as a .txt file and uploaded into the Green Bits audit page. Here's how to get started:

Note: for inventory audit purposes, make sure you are using Google Docs, not Google Sheets. If you use Google Sheets it may not be able to keep up with how fast you scan. 

1. Go to the App Store on one of your iPads.

2. Search for and download 'Google Docs'.

3. Open the app, sign in with your Google email address and password, and create a new blank word processing document.

4. Scan all barcodes associated with the vendor or product type you're auditing. Each SKU will show up on the doc as you scan. 

5. Email the file to yourself. Click the three vertical dots on the upper right, select "Share export" then "Send a copy" and select "Word (.docx)" format.

6. Open the document and click File > Save As to re-save the document as a .txt file.

All the Steps in this Tutorial:

Inventory Audit (Overview)

1.  Finish setting up your scanner in HID Mode.
2. Set up a word processing document. (you are here)
3. Scan your Inventory into the word doc.
4. Save the document after you scan.
5. Upload the Audit Document & Review your Audit.
6. Re-set your scanner to iOS mode.

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