How to Run Spell Check in Google Docs

Like most word processing applications that you will encounter, it’s very possible to make spelling mistakes in Google Docs. Whether it was because a word was actually misspelled, or because you made a typo, it’s very common for a document of any length to have at least one spelling error. But your school or job […]

How to Turn Off Automatic Hyperlinking in Google Docs

It’s possible to add hyperlinks into a lot of different programs in which you might be typing information. Whether you’re sending a text message, working on a spreadsheet, or typing a word document, there is probably a way for you to hyperlink something. In fact, hyperlinking is so common, that applications like Google Docs will […]

How to Change the Page Color in Google Docs

There are many ways that you can modify the appearance of your document in the Google Docs application, but perhaps the biggest change that you will notice comes from changing the page color. While you may be accustomed to using a white background for documents at school or work, Google Docs can also be used […]

How to Insert a Horizontal Line in Google Docs

There are a number of different ways that you can visually separate elements of your document, but one of my personal favorites is the horizontal line. When used sparingly it can not only look nice, but provides a clear indication that a new section of the document is starting. You might be used to adding […]

How to Insert a Page Break in Google Docs

Google Docs will naturally decide on its own when it needs to add another page to your document. This typically occurs when you are typing and have reached the end of the bottom-most line of the page. But occasionally you will encounter a situation where that page breaking isn’t exactly what you’re looking for, and […]

How to Save a Google Docs File as a PDF

PDF files are a great way to share files if you are concerned that someone’s computer might render the appearance of the file differently on their computer. Additionally, PDF files are also somewhat universal, in that most people will have a program or a browser on their computer that is able to open and view […]

How to Change the Paper Size in Google Docs

When you create a new document in Google Docs, it uses the default settings for the application. In many cases, this means that the default paper size will be the Letter paper size. But not every document that you create will require that specific page size, so you may find yourself looking for a way […]

How to Stop Syncing Google Docs Files to Your Computer

Google Docs is an excellent alternative to Microsoft Word for many users. Its presence on the Web makes it accessible from almost any computer or device, making it easy for you to pick up working on something even if you are on a different machine. But this accessibility requires the Internet, and you may occasionally […]

How to Turn Off Smart Quotes in Google Docs

Are you trying to add quotation marks to a document in Google Docs, but they keep getting “curled” in the direction of nearby text? This is occurring because something called “smart quotes” is currently enabled. Many people that use quotation marks in their documents like the formatting where those quotation marks seem to enclose a […]

How to Turn Off Automatic List Detection in Google Docs

Have you ever started typing something into Google Docs that started with a dash, only to have the application automatically start the next line with a dash, too? This is happening because Google Docs thinks you are trying to type a list, so it is helping you out. When you are actually typing a list, […]