Norse Docs FAQ

This article contains answers to common questions pertaining to Norse Docs. Norse Docs, a part of Norse Apps, is Luther College’s version of Google Docs, and it is a web-based word processing, form, spreadsheet, and presentation program that makes collaboration easier and more efficient.

  1. How can I learn more about Norse Docs?
  2. Is there anywhere I can watch videos with more information about Norse Docs?
  3. How can I learn more about Norse Apps, of which Norse Docs is a part?
  4. Will I be able to use Norse Docs?
  5. How many people can simultaneously edit a document using Norse Docs?
  6. Does Norse Docs have an English-English spellchecker (as opposed to US English)?
  7. Do the comments inserted into Norse Docs appear when printed?
  8. What is the maximum number of sheets that you can have in a Norse Docs spreadsheet?
  9. What are the limits as far as size for Norse Docs?
  10. In Norse Docs, is it possible to share a document with a listserv and thus give access to all the listserv members?
  11. Within a Norse Docs spreadsheet, what is the maximum number of people to whom an online form can be sent?
  12. How do I request a feature that is not currently supported by Norse Docs?
  13. When an email is sent from Norse Docs using the Share tab, where is the record of that stored?
  14. How do I set Norse Docs as my homepage?
  15. How do I upload files to Norse Docs, and what types of files can I upload?

Q1: How can I learn more about Norse Docs?

See Norse Docs Training.
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Q2: Is there anywhere I can watch videos with more information about Norse Docs?

Yes. While there are currently no videos designed specifically for Norse Docs, there are videos for Google Docs. Lynda.com is a provider of web-based software training videos and resources. If you are interested in access to Lynda.com please contact the Technology Help Desk at helpdesk@luther.edu or 563-387-1000.

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Q3: How can I learn more about Norse Apps, of which Norse Docs is a part?

See Norse Apps Training.
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Q4: Will I be able to use Norse Docs?

Yes. All Norse Apps users will have access to Norse Docs which is Google’s web-based document, spreadsheet, and presentation program that makes collaborative editing and work quite easy. You can also create online forms!
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Q5: How many people can simultaneously edit a document using Norse Docs?

The limit for documents and presentations is 200 combined viewers and collaborators. 10 people may edit and/or view at any given time. There is currently no limit to the number of people with whom you can share a spreadsheet. However, only 50 people can edit a spreadsheet at the same time. For more information see Working with Collaborators.
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Q6: Does Norse Docs have an English-English spellchecker (as opposed to US English)?

Norse Docs does have English-English spell-checker. To choose the language that you prefer the computer to check for you, do the following:

  1. Open a new document
  2. Go to Tools, scroll down to Language (spelling), and select your preferred language.
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Q7: Do the comments inserted into Norse Docs appear when printed?

Comments do not appear when you print documents and spreadsheets. There isn’t an insert comment option when creating a presentation.
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Q8: What is the maximum number of sheets that you can have in a Norse Docs spreadsheet?

The maximum number of sheets is 40. For more information, see Basic Information: Size Limits.
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Q9: What are the limits as far as size for Norse Docs?

Documents, spreadsheets, and presentations each have specific limits depending upon what it is you are doing. For details, see Basic Information: Size Limits.
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Q10: In Norse Docs, is it possible to share a document with a listserv and thus give access to all the listserv members?

Yes, select Share *, enter the mailing list address in the *Add people window, and select either as viewers or as collaborators above the window. For more information, see Working with Collaborators.
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Q11: Within a Norse Docs spreadsheet, what is the maximum number of people to whom an online form can be sent?

There is no limit for the number of people to whom the form can be sent.
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Q12: How do I request a feature that is not currently supported by Norse Docs?

Submit your request using the Google Docs Help Center.
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Q13: When an email is sent from Norse Docs using the Share tab, where is the record of that stored?

There is no record stored within Norse Mail; if you want a record you can copy yourself (i.e. using “cc”).
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Q14: How do I set Norse Docs as my homepage?

It’s easy to set Norse Docs as your homepage.

In Firefox, click on Tools, then select Options…. In the Main tab, enter “http://start.luther.edu” into the text box next to Home Page: and click OK.

In Internet Explorer, click on Tools, then select Internet Options. In the General tab, enter “http://start.luther.edu” into the text box next to Home page and click OK.
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Q15: How do I upload files to Norse Docs, and what types of files can I upload?

From within Norse Docs, you can upload an existing file by clicking on Upload and then identifying the file to be loaded into Norse Docs. By default, the same name will be used though you are certainly welcome to give the file a different name if you prefer.

When you upload the files, you can choose whether or not to convert any uploaded documents, spreadsheets, and presentations to Google Docs formats. This will allow you to edit your files from within Norse Docs. However, it is not necessary to do this, and you can upload any type of file to Norse Docs as long as it meets the file size restrictions.
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