The Drawing section of Google came out as a Google Doc about a year ago. Its purpose was to not only be a standalone drawing program, but also intergrate with the other Google docs, allowing enhancement of each program.
With Google Docs drawings you can easily create, share, and edit drawings online. Here are a few specific things you can do:
- Edit drawings online in real time with anyone you choose, and invite others to view your edits in real time.
- Chat with others who are editing your drawing, from within the drawings editor.
- Publish drawings online to the world as images, or download them in standard formats.
- Insert text, shapes, arrows, scribbles, and images from your hard drive or from the Web.
- Lay out drawings precisely with alignment guides, snap to grid, and auto distribution.
- Insert drawings into other Google documents, spreadsheets, or presentations.
- To move, resize and rotate an object, simply click the object you'd
like to change. You'll see a green rotate handle, white resize handles,
and yellow adjustment handles (where applicable).
- Click any object to select it, then drag it with your mouse or arrow
keys. You can hold the Shift key while dragging to constrain the
movement to the nearest horizontal or vertical axis. You can hold the
Shift key while moving with the keyboard to move the object by one
- The option Snap to grid allows objects to automatically align to an invisible grid or to other objects when moved, resized, or inserted. Click Edit > Snap to grid to disable this option.
- Drag one of the resize (white) handles, and the object will expand and contract with your cursor's movement.
- Objects can be resized to scale by holding the Shift key while
dragging a corner resize handle. To flip an object, drag a resize handle
to the opposite side.
- Objects that can be reshaped will include yellow handles. Drag the adjustment handle(s) to change the appearance of your object.
- Drag the rotate (green) handle to rotate the object. Hold the Shift
key while rotating to constrain the rotation to 15 degree increments.
- Right-click an object and select Rotate to rotate objects at 90 degree increments and flip them horizontally or vertically.
- To move, resize or rotate multiple objects at the same time, hold
down the Shift key while you click each object. You can also drag your
mouse in the drawing background to select multiple shapes.