How To Use Google Docs

Last Updated on July 20, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use Google Docs.

How To Use Google Docs

Google Docs is an online word processor that can be used to create and share text documents. It’s a great way to collaborate on projects with colleagues and friends, and it’s free to use.

In this guide, we will cover the basics of using Google Docs. We’ll go over how to create, format, and share documents, as well as how to collaborate on projects with other users.

How to Create a New Document in Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to create a new document in google docs.

Step 1

On your computer, visit the Docs home screen at docs.google.com.

Step 2

In the top left, under “Start a new document,” click Blank.

Step 3

You can now start writing text on the provided blank page.

Step 4

Click on the title to change the title of your document.

Step 5

Use your cursor to select certain sections of text.

Once text is selected, you can use the various text formatting options available to you in the toolbar.

For example, you can choose to change the font, font size, and font color to use as well as how the text is aligned in your document.

Step 6

You can also share the document with other users.

Click on the Share button on the top-right corner.

You can choose to add people and groups to the list of people with access. For example, I can type the email sally.smith@sample_email.com to add a collaborator.

I can also choose the level of access they have. They can either be a viewer, a commenter, or an editor.

Alternatively, I can set my document to have General access. This allows anyone with a link to my document to view it.

You can also click on the Copy Link option to copy the URL of the current document to your clipboard.

Summary

This guide should be everything you need to learn how to use Google Docs.

You may make a copy of this example spreadsheet to test it out on your own.