How to Delete a Header in Google Docs

Do you have a document that you received from someone else, or are you re-purposing an existing document for something new? If so, then it is possible that there is information in the header that is no longer relevant, or that needs to be updated. Fortunately deleting header information in Google Docs is similar to […]

How to Add a Header in Google Docs

The header section of a document is a good place to put important information, such as the author’s name, the title of the document, or a page number. If you are familiar with Microsoft Word, then you are likely accustomed to adding information to the header in a particular way. Therefore you may be having […]

How to Stop Automatically Capitalizing Words in Google Docs

Many word processing applications include features that are meant to assist you in creating and editing your documents. Some of these features will immediately correct mistakes that are commonly made, such as improper capitalization of certain words. Unfortunately this automatic capitalization can be a problem when you mean not to capitalize certain words, so you […]

Where Did the File Menu Go in Google Docs?

The menus at the very top of the window in Google Docs provide you with the means to adjust the settings and formats of your document. Referred to as the controls, these menu options, including File, Edit, View, Insert, Format, Tools, Table, Add-ons and Help, are an important element of the application that allow you […]

How to Double Space a Document in Google Docs

Formatting requirements can vary significantly depending on the situation involving the documents you are are creating. Some requirements are meant to minimize the length of documents, while others are focused more on making the document readable. One formatting option that can vary a lot is the preferred line spacing for documents. In Google Docs you […]

How to Download from Google Docs as a Microsoft Word File

Google Docs is gaining a lot of popularity as an affordable word-processing solution. Many people have Google accounts, and the ability to use a powerful application like Google Docs, for free, is very appealing. But Microsoft Word is still very popular, despite the fact that the desktop version requires a subscription or a one-time purchase […]

How to Copy Formatting in Google Docs

When you are researching a paper or putting together a document that includes information from multiple sources, it’s common to simply copy and paste relevant information. Unfortunately many of the places from which you may be copying that information will use different formatting. This results in a document with a number of different formatting styles […]

How to Remove a Link from a Document in Google Docs

The ability to add a link to a document is something that can come in handy for any program that allows that functionality. Creating a clickable object called a hyperlink means that someone can click on a word in your document and open a page on the Internet that is relevant to the topic of […]

How to Clear Formatting from a Selection in Google Docs

There are many formatting options available in Google Docs, and most of them can all be applied simultaneously to the same character, word, sentence, or paragraph. While combinations of formatting elements can be helpful in certain contexts, you may find yourself editing a document that has too many of them, and it is making the […]

How to Adjust the Transparency on a Picture in Google Docs

Pictures that you want to put into a Google Docs document can come from a variety of sources. Unfortunately the versions of those images that are available to use aren’t always exactly what we need, so we must make some adjustments to help them deliver the desired effects to our readers. One such element that […]