How to Navigate Google Docs Formatting

Published On: February 3rd, 2017·By ·

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Google Docs formatting becomes second nature after these quick tips from one of our favorite subject matter experts, Monica Burns.

How to Navigate Google Docs FormattingEnjoy the above video as Monica outlines the basics of formatting in Google Docs.

Google Docs is an online word processor system — it's a powerful free app that you and your students can use to create, share, edit, and collaborate on documents, reports, and written assignments. An alternative to Microsoft Word or Apple Pages, Google Docs is increasing in popularity in schools. If you've used other word processors in the past, many of Google's formatting options will be familiar to you. However, Monica points out a few helpful tips to help you get started and learn the basics. There are a few neat features exclusive to Google Docs, so take a look!

For more from SimpleK12 on Google Docs, take a look at these video training sessions:

  • Google Docs: An Intro to Creating, Formatting, Sharing, and More. While Google Docs are easy to use, it can be helpful to know some basic features and tips so that you can readily begin creating and collaborating. Learn step-by-step how to create a basic Google Doc. Discover how to check spelling, add images, wrap text, apply formatting, enter comments, and related procedures. Also discover how to share, find, and organize documents so that you and your students can begin using this awesome collaborative tool.
  • Great Things You Can Do with Google Docs: More than Just a Word Processor. While often used as a word processor to create documents such as announcements, letters, reports, and handouts, Google Docs allow you to do so much more than that! Uncover a variety of interactive ways Google Docs can be used to engage students in advanced, collaborative learning opportunities.

Does your school use Google Docs? What do you think of it so far? Share your thoughts in a comment on this article.

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About Our “Google Docs Formatting” Presenter
Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has conducted well over 40 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.

About the Author
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at

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