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How to Draw on Google Docs

Google Docs is well-known for being a comprehensive text editor, but it also provides some basic, built-in drawing tools that allow users to create basic designs in their documents and give them that special touch….

How to Use Google Docs Offline

Google Docs is great, but because it typically requires an internet connection to use, getting things done when you’re offline can be challenging. If you’re using Google Chrome, an official extension named Google Docs Offline…

Google Maps Can Be In Your Google Docs

Google Docs has been building up its “chips” support over the past few months, which are shortcuts available by typing the @ symbol into a document. Now there’s an updated chip for adding locations from Google Maps….

How to Download a Google Doc

With Google Docs’ download option, you can download some or all documents from the cloud to your desktop and mobile devices in various formats. These formats include the popular ones like PDF and Microsoft Word (DOCX). We’ll …

How to Search in Google Docs

When you’re looking for specific content within a document that contains a lot of text, finding what you’re looking for can be difficult, at best. Luckily, Google Docs provides a feature to quickly search for text on desktop …

How to Unshare a Google Doc

If you shared a Google Docs document with someone, but you no longer want them to have access to that document, you can remove them by simply adjusting the sharing settings. Here’s how.

How to Compare Documents in Google Docs

You can already see what’s changed in a file by reviewing the revision history in a Google Docs file, but now you can also do the same to two separate documents. Here’s how to use the Compare Documents tool….

How to Add Comments in Google Docs

Google Docs is an excellent alternative to many other word processing applications, and it allows users to communicate with collaborators about specific parts of a document without having to send an email or message them. Her…

How to Add Google Keep Notes to Google Docs

Google lets you add notes, lists, and images from Google Keep directly into your Google Docs and Slides. Use existing notes or create a new one and add it on the fly without ever leaving your file. Here’s how….

How to Hyperlink in Google Docs

Have your own website you want to link to in your Google Doc? Or maybe a reference to a knowledgable source? Make a hyperlink. You can add links to any chosen text in your documents, and we’ll show you how….

How to Email a Google Doc

Sending a Google doc to someone via email is as easy as clicking a few buttons. You can use Gmail or any other email client to do it, and we’ll show you how on desktop and mobile.

The Beginner’s Guide to Google Docs

If you’re just getting started with Google Docs, its extensive features and add-ons can be a little overwhelming. Here are some tips to help you get started with this powerful alternative to Microsoft Word….

The Best Google Docs Add-Ons

Google Docs add-ons work similarly to how a browser extension works. They are a third-party app that you install to Google Docs to gain additional features. Some add-ons increase productivity (like proofreading tools) and som…

How to Access the Google Docs Trash

If you are looking to recover or permanently delete your Google Docs documents, you will want to access your Google Docs trash. It’s easy to find that on both desktop and mobile, and we’ll show you how….

How to Double-Space on Google Docs

If you’re writing an essay using the APA guidelines, your text will need to be double-spaced. You can apply double-spacing to text in Google Docs (and save it as the default style) in just a few clicks….

How to Create Templates in Google Docs

If you find yourself creating the same outline of a document over and over again, you can save yourself an immense amount of time with a template. Here’s how to create custom-made templates in Google Docs….

How to Control Margins in Google Docs

Margins in a document are the white space that surrounds the text in your file. They appear at the top, bottom, left, and right sides. While the default margins are fine most of the time, sometimes you’ll need to change them….

How to Track Changes in Google Docs

Unlike viewing the edit history of a Google Docs document, Google’s Track Changes feature (also called “Suggesting” mode) lets you see changes before that text becomes a permanent part of the document. Here’s how to use it….

How to Add Footnotes in Google Docs

Whether you’re composing an essay, article, or legal document, you may have extra details you want to include. Instead of distracting from the main content, you can easily place footnotes in your Google Docs….

How to Move Images in Google Docs

In your Google Docs documents, you can move and place your images wherever you want. You can also change how the text appears around your images. The trick is making it look good, and we’ll show you how….

10 Tips and Tricks for Google Docs

Google Docs doesn’t have the cluttered ribbon full of features you’ll find in Microsoft Office, but it does have quite a few useful tricks up its sleeve. You may never find these features unless you go looking for them….

How to Edit a PDF in Google Docs

With Google Docs’ editing tools, you can edit your PDF to add and remove text, images, charts, and more. It then gives you the resulting file back as a PDF. We’ll show you how to use this service for PDF editing….

How to Create a Folder in Google Docs

To create a new folder for your Google Docs documents, you don’t necessarily have to open Google Drive. You can make new folders from within Google Docs on the web and mobile and we’ll show you how.

How to Use Editor Chat in Google Docs

If you’re working on a Google Docs document with others, then you don’t need to rely on a third-party service to communicate. While you could add comments, another way to send messages is to use the built-in editor chat….

All of the Best Google Docs Keyboard Shortcuts

Nobody likes to do things the hard way which is why they created keyboard shortcuts! We’re going to take a look at shortcuts that you’re able to use in Google Docs to shorten the time it takes to use everyday actions….

How to Rotate Text in Google Docs

To rotate text in your documents, Google Docs has no official option but you can use a workaround to do that. You can use Docs’ Drawing tool to draw a text box and rotate it, rotating the text within. We’ll show you how to do…

How to Change Margins in Google Docs

Do your formatting requirements call for a specific amount of space between your document’s content and the page’s border? If you use Google Docs, it’s easy to change your document’s margins and set them to your liking. We’l…

How to Use Markdown in Google Docs

If you’re a fan of using Markdown to format your documents, you’ll be glad to know you can use it in Google Docs. By turning on a simple setting, Docs recognizes Markdown so you can type, format, and keep going….

How to Group Images in Google Docs

When you use images in your document, you might want to keep them together. This allows you to move them as a group and resize that group to fit your document better. Here’s how to group images in Google Docs….

The Best Fonts for Google Docs Documents

Google has a wide library of fonts that can turn your document into a pleasure to read and write. We’ve selected the best fonts to make your Google Doc documents look the best they can. We’ll cover some classics as well as so…

Google Docs Is Getting Even Smarter Suggestions

If you’ve gotten the hang of smart chips and smart canvas features in Google Docs, they can truly be a gamechanger. They integrate your document with other Google services, let you pull data more easily, and make your documen…

How to Remove Hyperlinks from Google Docs

Whenever you copy text from the web and paste it into Google Docs, any hyperlinks it contains transfer with it. Here’s how to paste text without hyperlinks or remove links already embedded within a document….

How to Check Word Count in Google Docs

Whether an essay for school, article for a blog, or description for a product, your document’s word count might be essential. You can check the word count in Google Docs easily and in a few different ways, including a keyboar…

How to Delete a Page in Google Docs

When editing your Google Docs document, you might find that there’s a page you no longer need (or a blank page at the end) and want to get rid of it. Here are a few tips to get the job done.

How to Create Multiple Columns in Google Docs

Google Docs can split a document up into columns, which is excellent for making newsletters, pamphlets, and brochures. Here’s how you can separate parts of your document up into two or three columns in Google Docs….

How to Move a Table in Google Docs

Tables enable you to structure data efficiently in a report, essay, or research paper. However, after you create a table, you may realize you need to move it elsewhere. We’ll show how to move a table in Google Docs….

How to Make a Chart in Google Docs

If you want a graph in your report, proposal, or research paper, you can create one directly in Google Docs. There’s no need to worry about making one elsewhere and embedding it. Simply insert your graph and add your data….

How to Add a Page on Google Docs

To add a new page anywhere in your Google Docs document, select an option from the Docs’ menu bar or use a keyboard shortcut. We’ll show you how to use both of these options in Docs on desktop and mobile….

How to Change Google Docs Default Format Settings

Google Docs uses a specific font and line spacing by default. This guide shows you how to change the default format settings in Google Docs, so you’re not manually swapping out those elements for something better with each ne…
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