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Google Docs is a very powerful real-time collaboration and document authoring tool.

Updated: Oct 26, 2021

Multiple users can edit a document at the same time while seeing each others' changes instantaneously. Users can produce text documents, slide presentations, spreadsheets, drawings, and surveys.

Google Docs features

Choosing a Template

The templates are ordered into categories and within each category are several different templates. And since there are dozens of categories, you’ll likely find the one you’re looking for.

Create or Remove Header

Headers are essential particularly when creating a document that has many pages. The header for your document may include elements like a title and page number on all pages.

Voice Typing

This is one of the rarely used Google Docs features. Typing using your voice is a great way to document something quickly or work on the go.

Collaboration With Remote Workers

Google Docs allows you to share documents you’re working on with co-workers and employees who are online. This way, you can edit and create documents as a team giving you the convenience of creating presentations or spreadsheets with remote employees.

Offline Mode

While you’ll need an internet connection to set up offline use, you don’t always have to be online to use Google Docs features.

Tricks for Spreadsheet Users

Docs’ spreadsheet tool takes care of everything from tables to graphs to complex equations. Google Finance feature is one of the Google Docs tips for advanced spreadsheet users.

Research On the Go

Look up the meaning of a word quickly by right-clicking on the word and selecting “Define.” You’ll see the definition of your word on the right of the document, along with synonyms. All this you can do without exiting Google Docs.

Add Fonts

While Google Docs’s top editing toolbar allows you to access about two dozen native fonts, some people might not find a font that pleases them here. To add your fonts, open a document and click the fonts drop-down and select the “More fonts” (top option on the toolbar). This will give you a list of fonts that you can check off to add to the default list.



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