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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. On your computer, open the Docs home screen at docs.google.com.
  2. In the top left, under "Start a new document," click New Add.

You can also create new documents from the URL docs.google.com/create.

Step 2: Edit and format

To edit a document:

  1. On your computer, open a document in Google Docs.
  2. To select a word, double-click it or use your cursor to select the text you want to change.
  3. Start editing.
  4. To undo or redo an action, at the top, click Undo Undo or Redo Redo.

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.

 

Mary is a Docs & Drive expert and author of this help page. Leave her feedback below about the page.

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