GOOGLE DOCS ISN'T JUST YOUR EVERYDAY WORD PROCESSOR
What is Google Docs?
Google Docs is Google's own word processor application. It is portable and can be accessed from the browser or any mobile device. Google Docs has a free tier which is available to all Google account holders. It is also part of all Google Workspace plans. Let's look at some of the features of Google Docs.
Work with templates: Create customized templates with your company's colors and logos and share them privately within your organization. Alternately, use a prebuilt template.
Follow these steps to use a prebuilt template. Click the blue Docs home button on the top left hand side of the screen. This will take you all the way back to the root menu of Google Docs. You can now start with a completely blank new document or a template from the "Template Gallery". To use a template, all you have to do is click once on it. It's going to create a new document. After that, you can give it a new name.
Collaborate and excel: Work together with team members on the same document from anywhere in the world. Companies have found this collaborative work flow a big money and time saver.
Edit on your mobile: Do more than just view your docs on your mobile. Make edits and share with others in real time from your Android/iPhone devices or any mobile web browser.
Revisions are covered: Keep track of all the changes that you and your team have made to each doc. Detailed revision history lets you look back at each doc after each set of edits and you can always revert to a previous version if you like.
Unleash the artist in you: Create visuals —alone or with your team — using the drawings editor and then use the Web clipboard to insert them into existing documents or presentations.
Customize and make it smart: Custom styles let you define the default for things like titles, subtitles, body text and more. This means your documents can have consistent formatting.
Create Table of Contents: Once you have used styles to define your headings, you can insert the Table of Contents (ToC) at one click. Place your cursor where you want the ToC to appear. Now go to Insert and then scroll down to the bottom till you find the Table of Contents. You could insert it either with page numbers or with only blue links.
Build custom styles: Google Docs comes with pre-built styles for Title, subtitle, text, and Headings 1 to 4. To create your own style, first apply the format (font family, size, and attributes) of your choice to the selected text, select the required style, and then choose "Update (style name) to match". Voila, you now have a customized style which you can always apply to any text as required.
You can always change the title of a document by clicking inside the existing title at the top of the screen.
Also, on the far right of each document is a special view for shortcuts to other Google products. For example, you can quickly see your Google Calendar if you need it. Hide that view entirely by clicking the "Hide side panel arrow" at the bottom right hand side of the screen.
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