Google Docs Advanced 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. 

Searching On The Drive Homepage

Useful to find documents shared with you by others


                 Search By Title

Search Text Within A File

Locate Files In Drive

Useful to find documents shared with you by others

Find Where An Open File Is Located

Useful to find where open documents are located.

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:

You can:

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.

Revert Back To Original

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

Export Docs As EPub's

Use the "Download As" feature to export Docs as EPub's for students to use.

Export to EPub Format

Shows in Google Drive as .epub

Converts so that user has regular controls in his/her Reader or device; see circled areas in images

iPad: User can scroll through pages and use iPad controls: highlight, bookmark, define, etc.

Convert PDF's and Images To Text Using Docs