How To Create a Google Doc in 6 Steps

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Josh Spilker
December 22, 2023

With Google Drive, you can easily create and edit various files like documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Google Drive offers five types of files for creation.

  • Google Docs: An online word processor for creating, editing, and sharing documents, with real-time collaboration features. Part of Google Workspace and similar to Microsoft Word.
  • Google Sheets: A collaborative online spreadsheet tool for data analysis, organization, and sharing, part of the Google Workspace suite.
  • Google Slides: Online presentation software for creating and sharing slideshows, featuring collaborative editing.
  • Google Forms: A tool for creating surveys and forms, enabling easy data collection and analysis.
  • Google Drawings: A simple, web-based diagramming tool for making charts, flowcharts, and other graphics.

In this post, we will look at how to create a google doc.

Here are the steps on how to create a Google Doc.

1. Access Google Docs

  • Open your web browser and go to https://docs.google.com.
  • If you’re not already signed in, sign in to your Google account.

2. Start a New Doc

  • Click the “Blank document” button in the top left corner of the screen. This will open a new, blank document.

3. Title Your Doc

  • Click in the top area where it says “Untitled document” and type in a descriptive title for your document.

4. Start Typing

  • Begin typing your content directly into the document. There is no “save” button. The text will be automatically saved as you type.

5. Format Your Google Doc

  • Use the toolbar at the top of the screen to format your text as needed. You’ll see several options to:

6. Share Your Google Doc (Optional)

  • After finishing writing and making your Google Doc, if you want to share your document with others, click the “Share” button in the top right corner of the screen.
  • You can then enter the email addresses of people you want to share with, or create a link that anyone can access.

Additional Tips for Creating Your New Google Doc

  • Remember, your Google Doc is automatically saved
  • Use the “Undo” and “Redo” buttons to reverse or repeat recent actions.
  • Use the “Find” and “Replace” features to locate and change specific text within your document.
  • Use the “File” menu to access additional options, such as printing, downloading, or exporting your document to other formats.
  • Find templates in the Google Template gallery and use those to help you get started. You can also create custom templates.
  • See the edits and version history of your doc

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