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Formatting Comments in Google Docs

Have you ever wanted to format your comments in Google Docs to get your point across and make it clearer?  

If so, I have great news!  You can bold, italicize and strikethrough text in a Google Doc comment with a couple easy keystrokes.

For bold text:

Add an asterisk on both sides of the word or sentence you wish to bold  

*BOLD*

After clicking comment, the text will appear like this:
For italicized text:

Add an underscore on both sides of the text or sentence you wish to italicize

 _italicize_

After clicking comment, the text will appear like this:
For Strikethrough text:

Add a hyphen on both sides of the text or sentence you wish to strikethrough  

-strikethrough-

After clicking comment, the text will appear like this:
For All Three

Place an asterisk, hyphen and underscore on both sides of the text or sentence, making sure each side mirrors the other.

After clicking comment, the text will appear like this:

In addition, these tricks also work in Sheets and Slides (and anywhere else that you can use Google’s commenting system).

Add Drawings to Docs EASILY

Looking for an easy way to get your Google Drawing into your Google Doc?  Here it is!

  1.  Create your Google Drawing.

  1. Open your Google Doc and locate where you want to insert your Drawing. Choose the Insert menu → Drawing. Here you can choose the Drawing from Drive or start a new one.

  • If you are using one already created in Drive (like the above example,) you get asked if you want to link to source. What this means is that if the original image in Drawings gets changed, you can automatically update the one in Docs to match it.
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    A (Dot) New Way to Google

    There are several ways to create a new Google file. You can do it using the plus sign in Google Drive… or start a new document from a current one using the File menu… or go to docs.google.com/create.

    Now there is a super easy way to start a new Google file… and it’s (dot) new!

    Want to make a new Google Doc? Open a new tab and enter doc.newdocs.new or document.new in the address bar.


    How about a Google Sheet? Try sheet.new, sheets.new, or spreadsheet.new.

    Need a quick Google Form? That’s form.new and forms.new. read more

    Google’s Optical Character Recognition

    Have you ever wanted to capture just the text from an image? Or, perhaps, do you want to copy the text from an image with the capability of editing to format the text? If so, Google Drive’s optical character recognition feature is here to assist.

    First, you will want to save the image with text to Google Drive. You can do this a couple of ways:

    1. Click and drag the image to Drive. Or,
    2. Right-click/Control-click on an image. Select either “Save Image As” and drag file to Drive or “Save to Google Drive…Save Image to Google Drive” an image will automatically be saved to Drive. Save to Google Drive is a Chrome extension. I highly recommend using this extension to save articles and images to Drive quickly.

    Once the image is in Drive, right-click/control-click on the image and select “Open with… Google Docs”.

    The picture will appear at the top of the Google Doc. Below the image, the text from the image will appear. You will be able to edit and format the text. read more

    Summer PD Roundup

    Summer is almost here! It’s a great time to relax, recharge and yes, even level up your technology proficiency. While Tech Tips Tuesday is going on our annual break, we wanted to leave you with some summer professional development opportunities.

    Remember, all Northern Buckeye/NWOCA trainings are included with membership at no additional cost. You also have access to our archive of webinars, class materials, and other PD resources. Our training website at training.nwoca.org has all of these and more. If you’re unsure if your district is a member, check out the list on our website. read more

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