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How to create a Google Doc?

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Google Docs is online word document software and is part of G Suite along with other software. Since Google Doc is a cloud-based service, it can be accessed from anywhere and thus saves us from the hassles of carrying a hard drive. In this article, we explain how you can create a Google Doc on PC and the smartphone app.

How to create a Google Doc on PC?

Creating a Google Doc on PC is easy. Just follow the guide and by the end of the sixth step, you will have successfully created a Google Doc.

Step 1: Go to Google Docs and then sign in with your Google account. If you have opened some other Google service on your PC, then click on the Google apps menu icon (located to the left of your profile picture) and then select Google Docs from the drop-down menu. Refer to the screenshot below. Step 2: Now, click on Blank to start working on a new document.

Step 3: To move your document to a folder, click on the folder icon at the top. After that, click on New Folder icon at the bottom and then enter the name of the folder. Finally, click Add here to send the document to the aforementioned folder. Remember, the folder is on the Googe Drive and not on Google Doc. Step 4: Now, time for some tweaks to your documents. While it is difficult to cover all the points here, we will cover the most important ones.

  • Insert: Use this option to add Images, Drawings, Charts, Line and others. To add any of these tweaks, first, place the mouse cursor on the point where you want to add and then click Insert and then select a relevant option. For example, if you want to add pie charts, point your cursor to the place where you want to add the chart, and then click on Insert > Chart > Pie. 

  • Format: This option will help you to format the document to make it presentable. For example, you can add Line spacing in your document to make it visually appealing. Similarly, to align your document, click Format > Align and indent > Left, right, centre, justified.
  • Tools: This option opens such as Spelling and grammar, Word count, Compare document, Translate document as well as Voice typing. You can understand the functionality of the options from the name itself. Apart from that, this option will also let you tweak the Accessibility Settings such as screen magnifier and braille support.

Step 5: Go to File option to download, send the file as an email attachment or publish the file on the web, among other options.Step 6: You can also click on Share option at the top right of the screen and then enter the names or email address of the people. Also read: How to create folders in Gmail?

How to create a Google Doc on Android and iOS?

You can also create a Google Doc on the smartphone via its app for Android and iOS.

Create a new document: Tap on the plus icon at the bottom right to start creating a new document. Saving the document: To save the document, tap on the tick mark at the top left of the screen.

Alignment: To set the alignment, tap on the alignment option at the bottom and then select the required alignment. Bullet and Numbering: To set bullets and numbering to your document, tap on the Bullets icon at the bottom right of the screen and then select bullet or numbering. Insert: To insert links, images, chart, horizontal line, table and others, tap on the plus icon at the top and then select the required settings. Sharing the document: To share the document, tap on the three-dot button at the top right and then tap on Share and export > Share > Name of the person alongwith the message. Also read: How to create a Google Form?

Kumar Hemant

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