|Spreadsheet forms - do they actually work offline?||majapa||3/31/09 7:25 AM|
Despite everything I've read from Google on offline accessibility with Google Gears and Google Docs, I can not get forms from my spreadsheet available offline.
Can someone definitively say whether or not a user could sync a form to be used offline, meaning they could enter all their necessary data while offline, then have it sync with the spreadsheet when they come back online?
|Re: Spreadsheet forms - do they actually work offline?||Gill||3/31/09 12:35 PM|
No, because forms are part of spreadsheets, and you can't edit spreadsheets offline :-(
|Re: Spreadsheet forms - do they actually work offline?||DiddyHo||5/3/09 8:06 AM|
Then what is the point of Gears. To view this offline, you don't need gears. You would just have to load the page while having a internet connection and just not close it. Man, Google is really losing their touch!
|Re: Spreadsheet forms - do they actually work offline?||chriggsiii||7/12/10 12:25 PM|
As Gill has pointed out, one can't fill forms out locally because one "can't edit spreadsheets offline."
So the "solution" would appear to be to take the Google Docs Spreadsheet one has created and store that offline in the same local drive/place one has (somehow!) stored the input Form for that spreadsheet. If one could configure that downloaded locally stored Form to "marry" its associated locally stored Spreadsheet, then one could get operation of that locally stored Form to feed to the locally stored Spreadsheet in exactly the same way as the online Form fees its associated Online Spreadsheet.
I'm not saying that any of this is possible. I'm just saying that this is what would have to be possible, as I understand it, in order to populate a Spreadsheet with data from its Form when both are stored on the same local computer.
So the next logical question is whether it's possible to store both a Spreadsheet and its associated Form locally. And, if it is, is it then possible to configure things so that data entered in the locally stored Form is automatically fed into the locally stored Spreadsheet?
In my own case, I created a WiFi network on my laptop so that neighboring laptops can access these forms and spreadsheets ONLINE using my laptop's Internet connection. Now I need to figure out how to configure that network so that others can connect to my computer
1) EVEN IF I DON'T HAVE INTERNET CONNECTIVITY and
2) WHEN BOTH FORMS AND SPREADSHEET I WANT THEM TO ACCESS ARE STORED ON MY LOCAL DRIVE.
I can't believe this question hasn't come up before, and I find it even tougher to believe that no one has come up with a solution to this. Surely there must be a way to accomplish this.