Not Google Docs, but certainly OpenOffice.
I ditched Microsoft Office all the way back in 1998 in favour of Lotus SmartSuite, mainly because I was at University and our University was still using Office 6.x or something really old like that, and we had major problems that the copy Microsoft were selling to us students was the latest, and when we were taking documents home we were finding that bringing them back into University once they'd been converted we couldn't use them again, and Microsoft wouldn't sell us the version of Office to match the Universities, which was just really infuriating, it wasn't our fault that the University wouldn't shell out for the latest version of Office (there computers were still running Windows 3.11 up until 1999 - apparently they upgraded them when we left in 1999) but we were being penalised for it.
Thankfully along came SmartSuite which was given away on a free PC Plus magazine disc. The good thing with this was that you could export your documents back to the old Microsoft Word format and still use them at Uni as well as edit them at home, plus as an added advantage PC Plus give it away free - ok it was an older version of the software with an option to upgrade, but it was only £4.99 for the magazine and it worked with the Universities software so it was a perfect solution (other than trying to track down an illegal copy of Office 6.0).
The other good thing I found with SmartSuite over Office was that it's presentation software actually worked, and you could package your presentation into an executable file that could be run in MS-DOS. This was brilliant because at University during the major final assignment we were banned from using PowerPoint for the presentation (this was on a HND in Software Engineering course believe it or not!), due to the amount of times students had got in there, got it all set up and then just be greeted by the dreaded Microsoft error message and them to be left with nothing. However because SmartSuite's presentation package produced an MS-DOS executable, it was all a self-contained package running on a system which other than a few TSR's had absolutely nothing else to interfere with it, so it was far more stable and I used this to do my presentation which worked far better than others who had ignored the ruling and attempted to produce a Powerpoint presentation.
Lotus Smartsuite may have disappeared, I think the millennium edition was the last version that I ever remember being produced, but then along came OpenOffice.
Since then I've always used OpenOffice rather than Microsoft, it does exactly the same job as Microsoft, the only one piece of software that is missing is Microsoft Publisher, but even with that there is a number of other GPL based DTP packages available for free that can be just as good or better than MS Pub.
As for Google Documents. I like the idea, it is good but don't like using it at the moment. The main thing that I'm not too keen on Google Documents is the fact that when you save your document it always saves it online. You can physically save it to your hard disk, but there doesn't appear to be any all in one backup option to backup everything within your Google documents automatically. This I find very insecure because if anything does happen to Google then all document stored there would be wiped out. You would hope that considering the size of Google that nothing would happen to them, but as we know major companies can quite easily make the wrong decisions and come and go at the blink of an eye, before anyone even has time to realise what is going on, take some pre-major electronics companies that have come and gone in the past as example - Nokia - in the 1990's when everyone was walking round with Nokia phones and Nokia had numerous members of Club Nokia and was running the Nokia game no-one would have imagined a day when all the other mobile manufacturers were easily exceeding Nokia's sales, but Nokia made the mistake of constantly supporting Symbian and ignoring the fact the world had moved on to OS's like Android and iOS and Symbian was left far behind, or Motorola - again they made some really good tech in the 00's but again they too got complacent that people would buy their stuff just 'cos it had a Motorola logo on it, even producing a phone that featured diamonds and was out of the price range of everyone, and then trying to sell 3G enabled phones like the A1200 to 3rd world countries whilst leaving countries like the UK and US with the older version A920's and A1000. Hopefully Google might be like Acorn/ARM and be able to constantly redevelop itself time and time again, but you never know when that day will come when Google takes it's eye of the ball, and that's the time when people with documents in Google Docs will have major problems.
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