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 Export a Google Sheets File for Microsoft Excel

Google Sheets is a great, free spreadsheet application that is available to people with Google Accounts. You can create, edit and manipulate data using this powerful program, and you can accomplish many of the things that you might otherwise do in Excel. But not everyone uses Google Sheets, and some institutions, schools, and places of […]

How to Add Yellow Shading to a Row in Google Sheets

Large spreadsheets can be much easier to manage when you use fill colors to highlight rows that are important, or share similarities. For example, highlighting multiple rows with a yellow fill color could let you highlight good months in a sales report. It draws the attention of the reader without affecting the data in the […]

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 Turn Off Autocomplete in Google Sheets

Autocomplete is a helpful setting in a number of different programs where you might be repeatedly entering the same word. Autocomplete works by recognizing the first few letters that you have typed, seeing that a similar word already exists in the document, then offering that word to you in the form of a blue-highlighted suggestion. […]

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 […]

How to Add a Comment in Google Docs

Google Docs is an excellent replacement for document editing for many situations. Once such situation is environments where you are often collaborating on a document with a group of people. While that group could gather in person to work on the document, there are other ways that you can all provide your input. One helpful […]

How to Insert a Picture In Google Sheets

Google Sheets shares many of the characteristics of Microsoft Excel that have helped to make it such a popular application. Along with the ability to store, sort, and manipulate data, Google Sheets lets you add pictures to your spreadsheets too. But if you are mainly familiar with Excel and new to Google Sheets, you may […]

How to Crop an Image in Google Docs

Pictures can be an important part of a document, but often a picture that you want to use will need some editing before it is ready for your document. You may be familiar with tools like Microsoft Paint and Adobe Photoshop for such purposes but, if you only need to crop your image, then you […]