Category: Google Docs (page 2 of 3)

Google Photos in Slides

Some of you may have noticed that the image options for inserting images in G-Suite has undergone a refresh. When you go to add a picture from the insert menu it now has a sub-menu.

New insert menu

The Photos option is what we are sharing in this tip.

Selecting photos will open a sidebar on the right side of your document which then loads pictures from your google photos. Select a photo and then click the add button to add it to your document.

Photos screen

What I find this really useful for is to put pictures that I have taken with my phone into a presentation or document or even a google drawing. read more

Copy Comments and Suggestions in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides

I love collaborating with my team (and educators all over NW Ohio!) with Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. One of my biggest frustrations is that the comments and suggestions don’t transfer when you make a copy. This means you lose your history of all your collaboration when you duplicate a document, spreadsheet, or presentation.. Now Google is making it possible to copy comments and suggestions any time you make a copy of a Docs, Sheets, or Slides file.

To copy your comments and suggestions, simply select “Make a copy” from the File menu as your normally do. Now you’ll see an option for “Copy comments and suggestions” or “Copy comments.” read more

Comments… comments everywhere!

One of the things we might lose when moving to digital tools is communicating with our students. Just like we can leave notes on physical assignments, we can also do this with our digital assignments in Google Classroom.

There are three basic kinds of comments you can leave students in Classroom.

Class Comments: These are comments that you add to your class stream on the “outside” of an assignment or announcement. This type of comment is visible to the entire class, and can be used to answer questions that anyone might have. read more

Magically Make a Copy

Do you have to constantly tell your students or other people to make a copy of your document so that they can edit their own copy?  Well, you can force this to happen just by changing the link of the file.

Go up to the top of your file (google doc, slides, etc) and go to the end of the URL.  Delete the word “edit” and everything after it.

Type the word “copy” in it’s place. Then click return.

When you give this link to other people, it will automatically prompt them to make a copy of your file. In fact, they won’t even be able to see your file, until they click on the Make a Copy button. read more

New Google Docs update lets you convert text to uppercase and lowercase quickly and easily

Capitalizing a significant amount of text can be tedious and converting all caps to lowercase equally laborious. Good news! Google released a new update for Google Docs that allows users to easily select a portion of text and then modify text by choosing between UPPERCASE, lowercase, and Title Case.

To access the new feature, users need to navigate to the Format menu and then go to Capitalization. From here, users can choose UPPERCASE, lowercase, and Title Case (capitalize the first letter of each word in your selection.) read more

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