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Posted February 7, 2019 by

How To Use Voice Typing On Google Docs

How To Use Voice Typing On Google Docs

Google announced it has added free speech-to-text capabilities to Google Docs (Google calls it Voice Typing). This would have been huge news 20 years ago, yet when Google unveiled it, it was only described in a single paragraph in the middle of a larger blog entry. In a world with Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, and […]

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Posted February 5, 2019 by

How To Check Word Count On Google Docs

Check Word Count On Google Docs

Google Docs is a word processor included as part of a free, web-based software office suite offered by Google within its Google Drive service. This service also includes Google Sheets and Google Slides, a spreadsheet and presentation program respectively.

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Posted February 3, 2019 by

How To Get Add-ons On Google Docs

A word processor requires very little a blank page, typography tools, and a way to save, print, or share your finished documents. The earliest word processors like Word for DOS and WordPerfect offered little more than that. An update here, a new version there, and 30+ years later, word processors offer an embarrassment of riches with […]

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Posted February 1, 2019 by

How To Use Dictionary On Google Docs

Some students use assistive technology software as an accommodation to help them to write. For example, Talking Word Processor is nice because it predicts words as you type, and also if you double-click a word, it will give you the definition to help avoid homonym errors. But, not everyone needs assistive technology. Sometimes it can […]

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Posted July 23, 2017 by

How to Change a Google Drive File Owner

Google Drive is an efficient, practical, and free way to share, save, and synchronize files on the web. Google Drive is your personal drive in the cloud that allows you to create folders and save documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Google Drive has three user types: owners, editors, and viewers. Each user type has a different […]

Posted February 15, 2016 by

How to Integrate Clipart with Google Docs

Google Doc clipart

Clipart is a well-loved feature of Microsoft Word that allows you to insert images into your documents. Images are appropriate for many types of documents and can add an aesthetic flair to your work. Google Docs does not have a built-in clipart function, but you can install a free add-on called Openclipart to integrate clipart […]

Posted February 8, 2016 by

How to Send a Fax Without a Fax Machine

HelloFax Google Doc Add-on

Fax machines are rather antiquated technology, but all the doctors offices and businesses that are stuck in the 1980’s and still use them make life difficult for the rest of us. I used to make trips to the public library to fax required documents for job interviews, medical forms, and more. Fortunately, you can now […]

Posted January 20, 2016 by

How to Send a Google Form

Google Forms is an excellent way to collect information from a group of people. You can Add styled themes, View automatically generated response reports and more. You can read about how to make a basic Google Form in my tutorial here. Once you have made your Google Form, you need to send it out to the people who […]

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Posted December 27, 2015 by

How to Use Data Validation in Google Forms

Google Forms is a helpful tool for collecting information from a large group of people. You can use the forms you create to make contact lists, send out surveys, manage registrations, and more. Like all Google Docs, multiple people can edit your form at the same time before you send it out. Forms will organize the responses with […]

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Posted December 26, 2015 by

How to Use Google Docs Review Mode

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The biggest advantage of Google Docs is that several people can edit a document at once without ever having to save. You can write and re-write each other’s text without any hassle. However, what if you want to discuss edits with your co-writers before making them? You can accomplish this by using the Google Docs […]

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Posted December 16, 2015 by

How to Insert Symbols in Google Docs

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Do you need to insert symbols in Google Docs? You can choose from Egyptian Hieroglyphs, emoji, Asian and Arabic scripts, arrows, mathematical and scientific symbols, and more. It is not a problem if you do not know the name of the symbol you need. You can draw it out with your mouse, and Google will […]

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Posted December 15, 2015 by

How to Create Internal Links in Google Docs

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You can use bookmarks to create internal links in Google Docs. This is a useful feature to use if you have a long document with references to other sections within the same document. For example, you could write “As we discussed in section 4.2,” and add a link to the bookmark in section 4.2 that […]

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