Google Docs Additional Features
Carol LaRow

Work more effectively with Google Docs. Use some of the great features that allow you and your students to customize and format documents quickly. Edit images, use Add-Ons, do research, utilize formatting commands, add custom fonts, add bookmarks, use the Draw Tool, and much more.  Below are a few quick tips.


                        Edit Images Inside Docs

No need to leave the document itself and use a 3rd party software to edit images and pictures. Now, you can change images right inside the document itself.

Select the image/picture within the document and:

  • Use the toolbar
  • Format Menu
  • Right-click the image and use the drop down menu

You can:

  • crop
  • rotate
  • re-color
  • adjust brightness
  • change contrast
  • add transparency
  • add borders
  • change to a different image

This feature can be very helpful and save time.

              Editing Images - Image Options

Use the "Image Option" feature to change colors of images, adjust transparency, brightness, and contrast. You can also choose negative colors. A nice feature is that the image is changed, not the background.

Select the image/picture within the document and:

  • Click, "Image Options"
  • Sidebar opens
  • Click, "No Recolor" to see color choices of selected image
  • Click on different choices to change color of image

To adjust transparency, brightness, and contrast:

  • Click, "Image Options"
  • Sidebar opens
  • Click on the sliders for each choice
  • Note: You can reset the adjustments at the bottom of the sidebar

• At the bottom of the "No Recolor" window, there is a choice to make the image a negative color. 
• It's at the bottom of the "No Recolor" drop down menu.                                                         

            Revert Back To Original

You can always revert back to your original image. 
  • Click on the image
  • Choose, "No Re-Color" in the Image Option sidebar.