I think I have the posting down pat? After all I did say I was on a steep learning curve.
After reading some of the other participants postings I decided I hadn't really explored all the posibilities Google docs had to offer. I went back in and I think I sucessfully shared a file with a friend but still waiting to hear from her. I also checked out the templates the others were talking about were amazed at the possibilities. I loved the photo album ideas and cannot wait to give them a try.