Google Docs Cheat Sheet

To create a new file:

  1. From Google Drive, locate and select the New button, then choose the type of file you want to create. In our example, we’ll select Google Docs to create a new document.
  2. Your new file will appear in a new tab on your browser. …
  3. The Rename dialog box will appear. … here’s is what I think
  4. Your file will be renamed.

View a file

  1. Go to I can suggest something but I cannot edits.
  2. Log into your Google account with your username and password. …
  3. Double-click a file.
  4. If you open a Google Doc, Sheet, Slides presentation, Form, or Drawing, it will open using that application.

Manual File Upload

  1. In your Documents List, click the Upload button and selectFiles… from the drop-down menu.
  2. Select the file you’d like to upload to Google Docs. To select multiple files, press Shift or Ctrl and click all the files to upload.
  3. Your file will appear in your Documents List.

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 or Redo .

To organize your files in Drive, you can create folders to make files easier to find and share with others.

Save an item to multiple folders

  1. On your computer, go to
  2. Click the item you want to move.
  3. On your keyboard, press Shift + z.
  4. Choose the folder you want.
  5. Click Add here.

Track changes

To make tracked edits in Google Docs

  1. Pop open the ‘Editing’ menu at the top right hand corner of your document. 
  2. Select Suggesting 

Your Google Doc now functions exactly as a Word Doc when you turn on ‘Track Changes’ You can see who made the change, when they made it and what the change was, just as you can in Word. 


You can install them by 

  1. Click Tools > Manage Add-ons. 
    1. They can then be used from the Add-ons menu. 
      1. For example, you can install a Thesaurus add-on that allows you to select any word and click Add-ons > Thesaurus > Find Synonyms for Selected Word to view synonyms while writing a document.

How to embed link in email

  1. Click COMPOSE. It’s in the top-left corner of the page. …
  2. Copy link address/URL
  3. Enter your email’s information. …
  4. Highlight the text to link …
  5. Click the “Insert link” icon on bottom menu …
  6. Paste in your URL …
  7. Click OK.