Using Google Docs of is easy, fast and reliable. Thanks to its features and for being easy to share and collaborate with others in such a worksheet, Google’s productivity app has spread among a lot of organizations and fields. Take schools for instance; bot students and educators enjoy the app’s accessibility and being able to edit the docs from any device connected to the internet.
If you used Google Docs so far, you know about its main features but there a few other important functionalities that most of the users neglect. We’ll show you a couple of them hoping that you’ll find them useful next time you have to do some work or plan something using Google’s productivity app.
Thousands of Fonts at Your Fingertips
You get access to more than the 10 default fonts you usually browse through. All you have to do is to go to the toolbar of a Google Doc and insert the name of you currently use; a drop-down list will appear and by clicking on the option More Fonts located at the bottom of the Menu and you will see a screen full of new fonts appear.
If you already know the name of the font you’re looking for, then search by the name or simply browse through the list and see watch catches your eye. As soon as you’ve found the one, just click on the box next to it to check it and then you will be able to select this font from the list on hand.
Voice Type Your Google Docs
If at some point you were imagining how cool it is to have someone typing what you say, well now you can talk to your microphone and Google will listen what you’re saying and type the words in your document. All you have to do to enable the option is to go to the Tools menu and click on the option “Voice Typing”.
We understand your doubts, but the tool is more accurate than you’d expect. You also need a microphone, but that shouldn’t be a problem, as most of the laptops these days have integrated microphones. However, if you do need one, you can easily find a cheap one on Amazon or in local electronics shops.
Your Very Own Dictionary
It’s annoying when the spell-check system marks words as incorrect, although they aren’t; acronyms, industry specific terms and any other likely terms aren’t recognised. However, Google also provides a solution – you can add these words in a personal dictionary as correctly spelled. This might save you a lot of time on the future.
You can access your personal dictionary from the Tools Menu and in order to add a word in it, all you have to do is to right-click on the word and select Add to Personal Dictionary.
An Equation Editor
This tool is mostly useful for math teachers or students that need to create equations using the right symbols.
To use it, click on View and select the option Show equation toolbar from the menu. The new toolbar that appears will provide users all those operators, greek letters, relations and so on.
And if you want to add some new features to your sheets, then take a look through Google Add-ons. These tools can be used for entering musical notations, creating bibliographies, adding charts and a lot more functions that could improve your experience and maximize your work productivity. Another advantage is that most of them are free and they’re a click away from being installed to your profile.
Did you find something new to try out in this post? Tell us which are your favorite features of Google Docs.