See and use suggested content in a document


               

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Important: Explore Explore in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides will no longer be available by January 30, 2024. You can use the tool finder in Docs, Sheets, and Slides to quickly get to actions like “conditional formatting” in Sheets, “pageless” in Docs and “open templates” in Slides. You can also enter “@” and select from a series of items to create content like: 

  • Dropdowns, emojis and people chips 
  • Meeting notes and email drafts in Docs
  • Finance chips in Sheets

Find and add suggested content to documents in Google Docs. The suggested content is related to what’s in your document. You can also search your docs and the web from within a document.

Use Explore in Google Docs

  1. On your computer, open a document in Google Docs.
  2. At the bottom right, click Explore Explore.
  3. You might see files, images, or information you can use to help finish your work, in these categories:
      • Topics: Search results for topics related to your document. To see a result, click the title.
      • Related research: Research related to what’s in your document. To add a quote, point to the text and click Insert Insert.

Add images or info from other documents or the web

  1. On your computer, open a document in Google Docs.
  2. At the bottom right, click Explore Explore.
  3. At the top, search for a document, presentation, image, chart, or webpage. Search results will show in categories:
    • Web: Info from the web related to your document.
    • Images: Images from the web related to your document.
    • Drive: Documents saved in your Google Drive.
  4. Add an item from your search:
    • Add an image or chart: Click the item you want to add. At the top, click Insert.
    • Add a footnote: Point to your search result. Click Cite as footnote Cite as footnote.
    • Add a link: Point to your search result. Click Insert Link Plus.

Tip: To see more charts or images from a document, click "See more content" under the presentation or document.

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