Hidden Tips & Tricks Of Google Docs
Exhibit|December 2016

It just happened to me the other day while I was working on Google Docs that I had to fumble at several instants. I either got stuck with the shortcuts or some other detailing of Google Docs. The same has happened with Word Doc as well, and sometimes Excel Sheets too. But on that, some other day.

Shreya Bhattacharya

As I struggled with Google Doc, I decided to work on my karma and help the others to sort things out smoothly. So, here it is – some tips and tricks of Google Doc that you should know for a smooth sailing of your work. These won’t take long to learn but they will come in handy time and time again. Yeah, do thank me later!

And with that, at the same time, welcome to our new regular column Tips and Tricks. Here we go:

1. ADD WORDS TO THE DICTIONARY

If you’re tired of always seeing your company’s strangely spelled name appear with a red line underneath it, click Tools then Personal dictionary to tell Google Docs to ignore it in the future.

2. PASTE FORMATS INSIDE DOCUMENTS

One of the most useful features added to Google Docs recently is the Paint format icon, which you can see to the left of the zoom indicator (it looks like a paint roller). Highlight some text, click the icon, then highlight some more text to copy the styling over.

3. TAG SOMEONE IN A COMMENT

Adding comments is all well and good (and very easy in Google Docs), but how can you be sure someone else has seen them? If you type the plus (“+”) symbol in a comment, followed by an email address, that person gets an alert telling them they’ve been tagged.

4. MANAGE LONG DOCUMENTS WITH BOOKMARKS

Google Docs lets you put markers down inside documents so you can more easily find your way around big files. Go to Insert then Bookmark to place one and get the link to it. Use Insert and Link to link to your bookmarks (if you’re building a table of contents, say).

5. GET STARTED QUICKLY WITH TEMPLATES

Earlier this year Google added a bunch of fancy new templates to Drive, but depending on how you use the online apps you might not have seen them. Head to the landing pages for Docs, Sheets or Slides to get a look at the templates available to base your work around.

6. LINK BETWEEN DOCUMENTS

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