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Google Introduces New Research Pane Inside of Google Docs

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Are you tired of switching to a new tab when you need to add an image, interesting fact, or other item to your document in Google Docs? Then you are definitely going to love the new Research Pane feature that has been added to Google Docs!

The new Research Pane allows you to find those awesome tidbits of internet goodness directly from within Google Docs now, so say goodbye to those extra tabs and tab switching hassles.

You can see the starting, weblink, and image result examples above. When you need to access the Research Pane, just go to the Tools Menu and click on Research or use Ctrl + Alt + R (Windows)/Cmd + Alt + R (Mac) on your keyboard. It will appear on the right side of your document window ready to go.

Learn more about this awesome new feature in Google Docs by visiting the blog post linked below!

Find facts and do research inside Google Documents [Google Docs Blog]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 05/17/12

Comments (3)

  1. Bryan

    Very useful

  2. Black Knight Rebel

    Oh now that’s clever and a genuinely better feature than what MS Word offers.

  3. carole

    Beautiful and teasing… Interesting features,
    new challenges of Just do it ! Now. type.
    I’ll try to go deeper into it. Thanks.


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