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, […]

How to Increase the Font Size for an Entire Document in Google Docs

Google Docs contains many of the formatting options that are available in other word processing programs and, chances are, you may have already used a few of them in your existing document. But you may have found that a current font size is too small, or you are working on a document created by someone […]

How to Add a Second Column to a Document in Google Docs

Not every document that is created in Google Docs will require the same formatting. Some need different types of headings, or different fonts, while others will require the use of columns. Whether these columns are needed for a newsletter, or because your specific document would be improved with the additions of columns, you may be […]

How to Insert a Page Count in Google Docs

Adding page numbers to your document header or footer is useful for several reasons, and having those page numbers is often a requirement for different types of institutions. Individual pages of a document can be separated from one another on occasion, so having the page numbers provides a simple way to reassemble a document. But […]

How to Add a Hyperlink in Google Docs

Documents that you create in Google Docs can serve a variety of purposes, but one common trait that they share is the desire to inform their readers about something. This can take form in a variety of ways, including the addition of resources that can provide additional information about a specific topic. One way that […]

How to Add Strikethrough in Google Docs

If you find that you often have part of a document that you are unsure about, then the Strikethrough formatting option can be very useful to you. By drawing a line through a selection of text in your document you can indicate that the selection should be disregarded, but you don’t actually need to delete […]