Documents is a free web service from Google, which is almost as good as MS Word. And in many things even surpasses it. This guide will be useful to you if you:
- Never worked with Google Docs, but want to get started;
- already started to work and want to learn more about the possibilities of the service;
- Looking for useful tools for internet marketers.
- Getting started with Google Docs
- How to open docx file
- How to save a document in Google Docs
- Working with text in Google Docs
- Work with images
- Work with lists
- Work with tables
- Work with charts
- Work with drawings
- Working with formulas
- Customize styles in Google Docs
- Google Docs Change History
- Useful services in Google Docs
- Spell checker
- Voice input
- Page number, footers, footnotes, table of contents
- How to connect new fonts in Google Docs
- Google Docs Access Settings
- Access by reference
- Access to certain users
- General access
- Access to the file folder
- Collaboration on the document
- Advise edits
- Google Keep Integration
- Web Clipboard
- Google Docs Plugins
- How Google Docs is useful for internet marketers
- Template Gallery in Google Docs
- Google Docs keyboard shortcuts
- Google Docs Blog
- UPD Answers to questions on Google Docs
Pros and cons of Google Docs
We will compare with the main competitor - MS Word.
- Service is free. Of course, Word can be "saved" - and it will also be free. But in commercial organizations it is impossible to do this.
- Everything is stored in the cloud. If the computer is broken or hung - the information will remain intact.
- Simple file sharing. Sent the link - the person received the document. It saves a lot of time for you, your colleagues and clients.
- Teamwork tools. Several people can work on one file at the same time.
- Convenient change history. Did you remove something important, and then wrote another 2 pages of text? Press Ctrl + Z 1000 times you do not need.
- Voice input. Tired eyes? Want to work while lying on the couch? Just dictate the text to the robot. He understands Russian quite well.
- Cross Platform. Google Docs works on any device with any operating system.
- It works slower. Especially with voluminous texts at low Internet speeds. Where Word flies, Google Docs may start to stumble.
- Account dependent. All documents are stored on the cloud, which is tied to your account. Lose access - lose everything.
- Depends on the developer. If Google closes tomorrow - what will happen to your work? The problem is solved by creating backups in docx-format.
- Depends on the internet. Without access to the network, you can not open anything. Except for files that are stored in the cache.
The service is very good. Many of those who tried it, first spat, and then suddenly removed the Word.
Getting started with Google Docs
First you need a Gmail account. If you have not registered yet, do it. Immediately after registration, you can use the service. To do this, follow the link.
You will be taken to the main menu. Here is a list of recent documents with which you worked, and the "Create" button. Click on it.
After that, you will be taken to a page that is very similar to MS Word, and you will be able to work with the text.
Another way to get started is via Google Drive. It is created automatically as soon as you register with Gmail. Call the context menu (RMB) and create a document. You will immediately transfer to the work page.
If you have already created some files - just open them to continue.
To return to the main menu, click on the Google Docs logo in the upper left corner.
How to open docx file
In Google Docs, you can work with documents created in Word (you need to install the plugin "Editing Office Files"). To do this, go to the "File" menu and click "Open."
Select "Download" and specify the path to the document on your computer.
With docx, the service does not work very well, so it is recommended to convert the file immediately. Open "File" and select "Save as Google Docs."
Attention! If there are a lot of graphics and diagrams in the text, formatting the text after the conversion can "float".
How to save a document in Google Docs
As soon as you create a document, it is automatically saved on Google Drive. To rename a file - click on the name in the upper left corner and edit it.
You generally do not need to care about saving. Forget about Ctrl + S. You enter a character - the service saves the changes. If the computer turns off during work - you will not lose a single word.
By default, all documents are saved to the root directory of the Disk. You can place it anywhere else. To do this, click on the icon "Arrange", "Move object". Create folders and place your projects in them.
You can also move items in Google Drive itself. Just drag them into the necessary folders, as if working with Windows Explorer.
If you need to save the file not in the cloud, but on a computer - just download it. Open the "File", "Download as" menu and select the desired format.
Working with text in Google Docs
Here you can do almost everything the same as in MS Word. The interface is very similar. It is unlikely that he will cause you problems.
Here are most of the tools you need to work with text.
Print. everything is clear. Sends the document to print.
Cancel-Redo. Cancels the last action or performs it again.
Copy formatting. Select the text and click on this button to save the formatting options (font, color, size, alignment). Now select another text to apply the settings to it.
Scale. Brings and removes text without changing its font size.
Styles. Templates between which you can quickly switch. Convenient for creating headings and formatting text copied from external sources.
Font and size. By default, there are few fonts, but it is possible to connect new ones.
Effects and color. Fatty, italics, underline Here you can choose the color of the text and the background (as if by highlighting with a marker).
Insert link. Creates hyperlinks in the document.
Comment. Adds notes and reminders in the margins. Very convenient not to forget anything.
Alignment The text can be "pressed" to the left or right edge of the sheet, placed in the center or make all the lines the same width.
Line spacing. Sets the distance between lines of text.
Lists. Creates numbered and bulleted lists.
Indent The distance from the edge of the sheet to the text.
Clear formatting. Removes all effects from text.
Input methods. Causes various on-screen keyboards.
If the screen does not have enough space for all the tools - some of them are hidden in the "Advanced" folder.
Work with images
You can insert images into the text if you need them. Just copy the picture into the document or drag it from the site.
Another way is with the Image tool in the Insert menu.
Here you can take a snapshot of a webcam, specify a link to a picture, download a file from your computer, or even use Google search.
After that you can set its size, rotate and adjust the text wrap. The image can be copied, rearranged, made a hyperlink, align the desired edge of the sheet or the center.
In the context menu there is a section "Image Settings". Here you can change the transparency, brightness, contrast and change the color rendition.
In Google Docs, you can crop pictures, removing unnecessary parts. In the context menu, select the "Crop image" item and use the frames to specify the area to be left.
Double-clicking on the picture also causes the frame to trim.
Work with lists
Lists are created using the "Bulleted list" and "Numbered list" buttons on the toolbar. You can switch between them at any time. So do not be afraid to choose something wrong.
A new list item is created with the Enter key. If you need to write something from a new line without creating a new item, use Ctrl + Enter.
Arrows near the buttons allow you to select a template. It only affects the appearance of the markers (Arabic or Roman numerals, dots or checkmarks, etc.).
Already created markers can be changed by selecting them and then clicking the right mouse button. You can assign a unique marker for each item in the list.
In the numbered list, you can reset the counter on any item and restart the numbering. This is done via the context menu.
To create a multi-level list, use the "Reduce Indent" and "Increase Indent" buttons. Simply highlight the desired items and move them left and right.
Work with tables
The menu has a tab "Table". Open it and select "Insert Table". On the grid that appears, set the number of columns and rows (maximum 20x20).
Now you can fill the cells with text and images. If you want to create another row or column, right-click on the table and select "Insert" in the context menu.
You can create a new row above or below the selected cell. And the new column is to the right or left of the current one. If it is inconvenient to call the context menu - open the "Table" tab in the menu. It has the same actions.
Likewise, unnecessary items are removed.
You can merge several cells into one. To do this, select them, call the context menu in the "Merge cells". The action is also canceled through the menu.
To resize a row or column - hover over a line and drag it to the desired side.
If you click on a cell, new buttons will appear on the toolbar. With their help, you can stylize a table, make it more visual.
Background color - paints the selected cells;
Border color - sets the color of the lines around the selected cells.
Border width - changes the thickness (fat content) of the lines. If you select 0 pt - the borders around the cells will be invisible.
Style - changes the type of borders (straight line, dotted line, points).
If you select one or more cells, an arrow icon appears in the upper right corner. He brings up a menu where you can highlight certain lines, not everything.
Through the context menu, you can call the properties of the table.
Here you can set alignment, padding, cell size and line-border parameters.
If you select the entire table and press Del, you delete only the contents of the cells. You can get rid of the table itself using the "Delete Table" command in the context menu.
Work with charts
You can create graphs and charts in your document using the Chart tool in the Insert tab.
There are 4 types to choose from:
Google Docs can't work with charts. Therefore, together with the schedule, a separate file is created - Google Table. In it you will specify the parameters. Select the created object and click "Open in Tables" in the upper right corner.
In the table itself, you can change the names of rows and columns, add new parameters and change the values of existing ones. Just click on the cell in the table and write the necessary data there.
The appearance of the chart is changed through the context menu.
Chart area. Here we set the text font, fill color and transparency.
Title. Edit the name that is written above the graph.
Legend. Appearance and location of the legend.
Axis. The names and labels of the axes, change the size of the area on which the graph is drawn.
Series. The appearance of the graphs, charts and data series.
Change the chart. Changes style - instead of linear, you can make a circular, for example.
Advanced settings. Even more options to change the appearance of the chart.
When you’ve finished customizing your chart in Tables, go back to Google Docs and click the “Update” button that appears in the graph
If you press the "Remove from table" button - the diagram will lose connection with the data and will turn into a regular drawing.
It is much easier to first create a chart in Google Spreadsheets, and then import it into a document. To do this, open the section "Insert", "Diagram" and click "From tables". Select a table and a chart created in it to insert it into the text.
Work with drawings
Drawings are a tool with which you can create visual schemes, mind maps, add labels and arrows to images. This is a small graphic editor inside Google Docs.
To create a new object, open the "Insert" tab and select the "Picture" item.
In the window that opens, you can draw shapes, write text and add images.
Choose. Allows you to select objects to move, edit and delete.
Line. Draws straight and curved lines, arrows and dividers.
If you select an already drawn line, you can change its thickness, color, style (solid, dotted line), add labels at the ends (for example, arrows).
Figure. Draws geometric shapes, arrows, callouts, and mathematical symbols.
Inside most of the figures, a text field is automatically created in which you can write something.
Text field. Creates an area in which to write text. Text options are set in the Advanced tab.
Picture. Loads a picture into the editor. You can use images on your computer, on Google Drive, take a snapshot of a webcam, specify a URL or use the search.
Actions. Tab with useful tools: grouping, alignment, rotation, preservation.
There is also a Word Art tool that creates text with fill and outline.
By the way, Impact font is installed in Google Docs. Do you know what that means? That's right, here you can create memes in a couple of clicks. We uploaded a picture, added Word Art text, saved it. Very comfortably.
If you want to save the picture on a local disk, open "Actions", click "Download as" and select the format you want.
If you need a picture in the document itself, click on the "Save and close" button in the upper right corner.
To edit an already created image, select it and click "Edit."
Working with formulas
No, these are not the formulas that everyone considers themselves. This is just a base of symbols that are used when writing mathematical formulas.
Open the "Insert" section and select "Formula".
Click "New Formula" to start writing.
Select the desired character - and it will appear in the text.
Some characters are simply inserted into the text, others (for example, square root or limit) need to enter something. Nothing complicated.
Customize styles in Google Docs
Do you have any preferences for paperwork? For example, the size of a plain text is 14 pt, font Times New Roman. Headings - 18 pt, fat.
You can save these settings so that Google Docs applies them by default to all new documents. To do this, select the desired style (for example, the title) on the toolbar and write something.
Select the text and set the desired parameters. Specify the font, size, color, set the line spacing, add effects.
Without removing the selection from the text, open the list of styles and hover the cursor over the selected style. An arrow appears that opens an additional menu. Click "Update to match the selection".
Now all the headers in the document will be created with the specified parameters.
If you want the rule to extend to other files - open the list of styles. Select "Settings" and click "Save as default styles."
When you create a new document, the styles you have configured will already be available.
Google Docs Change History
Imagine the situation. You wrote the text, then deleted part of it. Then they wrote some more and suddenly decided that you still need deleted sentences. Upset and trying to remember what was there? In vain.
Open the "File" menu and click "View Change History."
In the lower right corner there is a "More Details" button. Click on it.
A huge version history of the document will open. You can select any stage and see how it differs from the current text. From here you can copy deleted fragments or simply roll back to the desired version.
This is one of the best features of Google Docs!
Useful services in Google Docs
There are 4 useful services that can facilitate your work in Google Docs. They run in the "Tools" tab in the menu.
A very useful tool for copywriters. Shows a brief summary of the text: how many pages, words, characters are written.
Called using the "Statistics" button in the "Tools" tab or by pressing Ctrl + Shift + C.
Not much different from the one in MS Word. You run a check, the system shows all words that are not in the dictionary, and offers options for correction.
At first, the vocabulary of Google is too small. For example, the service "copywriter" considers a mistake. But if you diligently add new words to the user dictionary, in a couple of months the tool will become extremely useful. Wrote the text, started the check - found a bunch of typos.
Opens with the "Settings ..." button in the "Tools" tab. Allows you to customize the replacement of some characters and words to others.
The example is simple. There is no dash on the keyboard. There is a hyphen, there is an underscore, but there is no dash. Of course, you can put it through Alt + 0150. But this is not very convenient. It is easier to set a combination of characters (for example, 2 hyphens), which will be automatically replaced with the desired dash.
Work with the tool is simple. В левое поле пишете исходные символы, в правое - конечные.
Здесь же можно разрешить или запретить заменять прямые кавычки парными. Привычных для России "елочек" Google почему-то не знает. But this trouble is solved by a banal autochange: “and” changes to “and”, respectively.
Fabulously handy tool. Allows you to finally give your eyes a rest. Of course, you do not dictate large texts with a bunch of difficult words. But something simple is easy.
The robot recognizes Russian language well and understands the commands "comma", "period", "new line", "paragraph", "exclamation mark", "question mark".
It is launched by the "Voice input" button in the "Tools" section or by the Ctrl + Shift + S combination.
When the icon with the microphone is red - recording is in progress. To pause - just click on it.
For English, in 2016, support has been added for editing the text (select, copy, paste, delete, create a title, etc.). When to wait for the Russian-language localization is unknown.
Page number, footers, footnotes, table of contents
These things are unlikely to be useful for copywriters, but will be very useful when working with essays, diplomas, technical documentation and books (why not write a book in Google Docs?).
Page number. Google gives 4 options to choose from:
- Down below;
- Below, without first page;
- Above, without first page.
By default, the number is in the right corner of the footer, but you can move it anywhere.
Footnote. Select the word and in the "Insert" section select the "Footnote" item (or press Ctrl + Shift + F). In the proposed place at the bottom of the page write a comment.
To remove a footnote, you need to delete its number, and not the box at the bottom of the page.
Running title. Adds an area (top or bottom) common to all pages of the document. Here you can specify information about the author, the document itself, place a link, etc. This is the page number if you created it.
Table of contents. Creates a list of all the headers in the text. Each of them is a hyperlink that takes the reader to the right place.
How to connect new fonts in Google Docs
For unknown reasons, Google does not allow new fonts to be connected to Russian-speaking users. Open the font list. Where all people have an "Add" button, we have nothing.
But it's not scary - the restriction is easy to get around. In the File menu, open the Language tab and select English. Do not worry, the interface language will not change.
Now again open the list of fonts - there will be more of them in 5. And the necessary button "Other fonts" will also appear. Click on it.
Mark the desired fonts and click "Ok" to add them to your list.
Attention! Only those fonts that are installed on your operating system will work.
If you want to use spell checking, do not forget to switch the document language back to Russian. Fonts from the list will disappear, but remain in the text. You can put the cursor at the end of a sentence and continue to write with the same font.
Google Docs Access Settings
A small example familiar to many copywriters. You wrote the text, sent it to the client. He read and wanted to change something. Sketched at the end of the document a list of edits - sent you back. You remade - and the unfortunate file flew through the mail or Skype for the third time. And after all such "throws" there can be not 2-3, but tens. This is creepy as uncomfortable!
Actually, this is the main feature of Google Docs. Each of your documents is a separate page on the site. You just need to send a link 1 time - and the person at any time can go in and see how things are progressing, write comments or take part in the work.
In this case, you can work on the file at the same time. You will even see what a colleague is doing right now.
Do not worry about privacy. Without your permission, no one can find your document and read it. You set up access levels for each person. By default, the document is visible and accessible only to the creator.
Access by reference
The easiest way to show someone your Google document is to send them a link. To do this, click on the "Access Settings" button in the upper right corner of the screen.
Click "Enable access from the link."
Now you can choose one of 4 access levels for users who clicked on the link:
- Turned off. The document is not available to all.
- View. Users will be able to read the document and copy its contents.
- Comment. Users can write comments in the fields or advise edits. But they cannot change something in the document itself.
- Edit. Anyone following a link can do anything with the document. Be careful with this.
Now you can copy the link and send it to anyone or place on the site. People can send this link through the chain - it doesn’t lose its effect. In fact, you lay out the document in free access. Even without a Gmail account, people can work with your file.
Only you can delete the document. Even if the detractor will erase the entire contents - you can always restore the text through the change history.
Access to certain users
If you want your work to be seen not by just anyone, but only by certain people, give them personal access.
You can send an invitation to users by mail and provide them with one of 3 access levels. Inviting only works with people who have a Gmail account.
In other words, you can give individual access only to the person who has a mailbox in the @ gmail.com zone.
Click on the "Access Settings" in the upper right. Enter email addresses or names (if they are in your address book) and choose which rights you want to give these people.
It is not necessary to give everyone the same rights. Someone can edit, someone comment, someone - just watch.
To change user permissions, you need to go to advanced settings. Open the Access Settings again and click on Advanced in the lower right corner.
Here is a list of all who have access. You can remove unwanted people, change the powers of existing members or add new ones.
If you want the whole world to know about a document, you can publish it. It will be indexed by search engines and displayed in the issue. It can even be embedded on the site.
This is done through advanced access settings. Open them and click "Edit" in the "Access Levels" column.
Select "Enable for everyone on the Internet."
Another way is through the menu. Open the "File" tab and click "Publish to the Internet."
Choose what you want to do (get a link or embed a document on the site) and click "Publish".
Access to the file folder
If you need to set up access for a group of files, and not for a single document, it’s better (faster) to do this via Google Drive. You need to collect all the files in a folder, and then configure access for it.
Select the folder, call the context menu and select the "Share" item.
Everything else is done in the same way: you can send invitations by mail or open access by reference. Access levels here are only 2: view and edit. Editors will be able to delete files, so be careful.
Collaboration on the document
After you have distributed access to the right users, they can get to work. Those who are allowed only to watch will not be able to do anything. Those who are allowed to edit are free to do anything.
But the most curious part is commenting. Commentators cannot edit the text on their own, but can give advice.
You (and other users) can write notes in the margins. To do this, select the text fragment, call the context menu and click "Leave a comment." Or simply click on the icon that appears on the right as soon as you highlight something.
Here you can write your comment about a piece of text or add a reminder. For example, add a title. Or rewrite the ugly sentence.
Leave small reminders when working independently - this is very convenient.
To remove a comment - click on the "Question Solved" button. The note will go to the archive. If you want to delete a comment without a trace, click on the button in the form of three points and select "Delete."
To view the archive, click on the "Comments" button in the upper right corner.
Very interesting feature. Allows you to add text and delete existing fragments. In this case, the action does not occur immediately, but with the permission of the owner.
To go to the edit mode, expand the list under the "Access Settings" button and select "Advise".
Now you will not edit the text, but advise the edits. Colleagues, or yourself, if you work independently. Users with access level "Commenting" are always in this mode.
Comments will appear on the margin with a proposal to approve or reject the edits. If you give good - the changes will take effect immediately.
Who would benefit from this feature? Editors and proofreaders, first. Clients copywriters who can write what they do not like in the text, without disrupting the text itself.
A bookmark is a link to a specific place in a document. With bookmarks, you don’t need to explain to a colleague: "Look here on the 12th page with instructions, I’ve changed something there." Instead, immediately throw a link to the right place.
To bookmark, select the desired fragment and click "Insert" → "Bookmark".
A blue flag will appear on the left before the line. Click on it, and then on the link. Now you can copy the link from the address bar and send it to the person to whom you want to show the document. He clicks on it and gets where it should.
Google Keep Integration
Google Keep is a note taking service. There you can leave reminders for work, store pictures or links to important articles. All these notes are available when working in Google Docs.
To open the Google Keep panel, click "Tools" → "Keep Notepad."
Each note can be inserted into the main text. To do this, drag it with the mouse to the right place or click "Add to document".
And you can do the opposite: create a note for Keep from the document. Select the desired fragment in the document, right-click and select "Save to Keep notebook".
This is useful if you want to keep for yourself the illustrations or key points of the article.
Google Docs has a dimensionless clipboard. There you can save different passages from the documents, and then insert these passages into any other documents.
Select the desired fragment, click "Edit" → "Web Clipboard" → "Copy selected data to Web Clipboard".
To paste a copied fragment into text, select it in the same drop-down menu.
You can copy text, tables, pictures, video to the web buffer. The buffer works in Google Docs on all devices - you can upload a picture on the computer to it, and then paste it into the document from your smartphone.
Google Docs Plugins
Plugins make life easier. They add new features and change the interface. There are no obligatory and irreplaceable additions, but there are quite useful ones.
Plug-ins can be divided into 2 categories: for the browser and for the service itself. The first are installed through the online store Google.
It is recommended to immediately install 3 useful browser extensions.
Google docs offline - allows you to work with the service even without an internet connection. All data is stored on your computer, and when you log on to the network immediately sent to the cloud.
Of course, you will not be able to work with documents that are stored on Google Drive, but not in the local cache. But to create a new one is easy.
Editing Office Files - Teaches the service to work with files created in MS Word.
Google Docs to WordPress - exports the document to WordPress.
To install the plugin for Google Docs, go to the "Add-ons" tab and click "Install."
Find the one you need in the list and click on it to connect. It will link in your account and will work on all devices.
For example, copywriters can install the Glavred plugin. It connects the famous service of Maxim Ilyakhov to Google Docs and allows you to check your work on the spot.
If you work with the Draw.io service, install a plugin of the same name from the directory. It allows you to insert drawn diagrams into the document.
The added plugin appears in the "Add-ons" tab in the menu. From there you can start it and get to work.
How Google Docs is useful for internet marketers
It’s probably easier to answer the question than Google Docs can’t be useful. In it you can do almost everything in MS Word. Prepare articles for the blog, write reports, make lists of cases. You can create a document-basket, in which you will throw all the useful things that you find on the Internet.
Built-in image editor allows you to quickly rivet pictures with inscriptions - online meme editors are no longer needed.
At the same time, you are protected from typical problems in the spirit of: “oh, I forgot to save,” “the computer hangs - the file has disappeared,” “the hard drive died and all projects with it.
Google Docs eliminates the need to constantly send a bunch of files to your colleagues and clients. Sent a link or invite - and all. If someone necessarily needs a docx or pdf document, he can download it.
In addition, the service does not require installation. All you need is a browser and the Internet. You can open your files on any computer without carrying a flash drive with you.
The main thing is to create a more reliable password for your Gmail account.
Share suggestions and comments in the comments. Tell us if you are using Google Docs, describe your impressions.
Template Gallery in Google Docs
In Google Docs there are documents for various tasks: a recipe, a report, a meeting plan. In the gallery they are divided into categories: resumes, letters, personal, work and education. There are not so many templates, but when you need to quickly jot down a formal document and don’t want to reinvent the wheel, it’s convenient to take a blank with styles and structure.
To select a template and create a document for it, go to the Google Docs homepage. If you do not see the template gallery at the top of the screen, open the Main menu → Settings and put a tick next to "Show recent templates on the main screens", click "OK".
To open the entire collection of blanks, click "Template Gallery" in the upper right corner.
The template gallery can be opened from any Google Docs file. Open the "File" menu, select "New" → "From Template".
Google Help talks about the ability to create custom templates. But in fact it all comes down to the standard file copy function. In the gallery, custom templates are not displayed.
If you regularly need to create documents with the same design and structure, you can create your own template folder and put there copies of content plans, technical specifications, checklists.
Google Docs keyboard shortcuts
When you work a lot with text, you quickly realize the beauty and benefits of shortcuts. They are great time savers. If you do everything on the machine, you are not distracted from the content at all.
In addition to "Ctrl + C" and "Ctrl + V", another 140 shortcut keys work in Google Docs. In a dozen useful combinations:
Ctrl + k - insert / change link
Ctrl + f - search by document
Ctrl + Alt + s - copy formatting
Ctrl + Alt + v - insert formatting
Ctrl + a - select the entire document
Ctrl + Alt + numbers 1-6 - heading style
Ctrl + Shift + 7 - numbered list
Ctrl + Shift + 8 - bulleted list
Ctrl + Alt + m - Add a comment
Ctrl + Shift + f - hide menu
See all keyboard shortcuts in Google Docs Help.
Google Docs Blog
YDNW is a service that creates blog posts from Google Docs files. The name of the service - “You Don't Need WordPress” - speaks for itself.
You don't need WordPress to blog, Google Docs is enough
To use the service, you need to register - enter the e-mail, create a username and password. Then YDNW will suggest choosing a Google account to which your blog will link, and will request access to it.
After registration, a dashboard opens where you can create a new post, go to your blog or edit a profile.
The interface is extremely simple, impossible to get confused
By clicking on the “New Blog Post” service creates and immediately publishes a new entry called “My new post” - it is displayed in the administrative part and blog. At the same time, a new document is created in the “you_dont_need_wp” folder that appears on Google Drive when you register with the service.
To make a post, click “Google Doc” and write or copy the article in the opened document.
On the dashboard under each post there is a blue menu of 4 items:
Google Doc - open the document for editing.
View Blog Post - view blog article.
Edit Post / Publish - edit the title and date of publication.
Delete Post - delete an article.
Entries are edited in Google Docs in real time - all changes are immediately displayed in the blog.
That's all the functionality. Blogs are hosted by the service at the address //www.youdontneedwp.com/username, where username is your nickname. There is no opportunity to link your domain.
UPD Answers to questions on Google Docs
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It is necessary that the table be to the left and the text to the right of it. But I didn’t find the "Wrap" function in the table settings.
There is really no wrapping function. But you can add an extra column on the right, merge cells and remove borders.
Is it possible in Google Document to enable the display of non-printing characters — space, carriage transfer, etc.?
Google Docs this feature is not provided by default, but you can put the add-on Show.
Is it possible to work offline in the "Opera"?
Нет, в браузере Opera функция офлайн-режима недоступна.
Как поставить короткое тире в "Гугл Документе"?
This can be done in two ways:
Использовать сочетание клавиш Alt + 0150.
Поставить типографскую раскладку Бирмана и использовать сочетание: Правый Alt + Shift + клавиша "минус" в верхнем ряду.
Типографская раскладка Ильи Бирмана
Как поставить кавычки елочки?
Самый простой способ - поставить раскладку Бирмана и использовать сочетания:
правый Alt + < - "
правый Alt + > - "
Есть ли тут боковая линейка?
Вертикальной линейки, к сожалению, нет.
Можно ли вставить в гугл-документ видеоплеер, например трейлер на 2 минуты?
No, videos are inserted in Google Presentations only. Possible exit - convert video to gif.
Is it possible to insert an acceptor, that is, a special window in the contract made in the Google-doc, where you can put a tick, indicating your agreement with the contract?
This can be done by inserting special characters: "Insert" → "Special characters". In order not to search by sections, enter “Ballot Box” in the search bar.
How to view comments and respond to them from a mobile device?
Fragments with comments are highlighted in beige. Click on such text, the comment will open below. There you can answer it.
Is it possible to use an image for the background of the page? I can not find the button "behind the text."
No, there is no such possibility.
How to make a text fill?
Use the text background color tool in the toolbar.
How to display 2 pages of one document on one screen?
There is no such possibility.
How to make direct speech in dialogs not turn into a list?
Click the menu item "Tools" → "Settings ...". In the dialog box that appears, remove the check mark next to the item "Automatically recognize lists", and then click "OK".