How to use Google Docs
Google Docs is an online word processor that lets you create and format documents and work with other people. See our top five tips for Google Docs.
Step 1: Create a document
- On your computer, open the Docs home screen at docs.google.com.
- In the top left, under "Start a new document," click New.
Step 2: Edit and format
To edit a document:
On your computer, open a document in Google Docs.
- To select a word, double-click it or use your cursor to select the text you want to change.
- Start editing.
- To undo or redo an action, at the top, click Undo or Redo .
Note: To edit a document on a touchscreen device, like a Pixel Book, double-tap the document to start typing.
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.