So, you've found that great resource and clicked on the link:
The green circle indicates the type of file. Usually files shared in the blogosphere are .pptx or .pdf. The ".pptx" means it is a PowerPoint file and must be opened with PowerPoint or something comparable, like Open Office.
Many times the freebie is something you can use "as is" and you may want to print it right away. However, if you want to download it, click on "File" where you see the red circle, then click "Download as" (purple circle).
Many people will click "File" then "Share." That's a deceptive little word. I encourage you to NOT do this, and here is why: When a user requests to "share" a file, they are asking permission to view and edit the original document. For example, let's say user A selects the "share" option because they want their friend to see this great freebie. It was a nice thought, but here's what happens: the creator of the doc receives an email asking to "share." If the creator chooses to allow "sharing" then the people who gain access are now able to edit, delete, save, or change the document in any way. Enter user B, who would like to download the original document. Oops! User A has made changes! How do I know this? You guessed it...been there, done that.
Hopefully that will answer some questions about how to use some of those great docs you've found. Now, on to some freebies! These are the divider pages for my binders and I've left them blank for you to personalize. Each set has pages with the little girl and without the little girl. Enjoy!
I hope you enjoy these!