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How to use Google Docs

Google Docs is an online word processor that lets you create and format documents and work with other people.

Step 1: Create a document

To create a new document:

  1. Open the Docs home screen at
  2. In the top left, under "Start a new document," click New Add. This will create and open your new document.

You can also create new documents from the URL

Step 2: Edit and format

You can add and edit text, paragraphs, spacing, and more in a document.

Step 3: Share & work with others

You can share files and folders with people and choose whether they can view, edit, or comment on them.


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