Google Docs Tutorials

Google docs

Google Docs is a free, web-based document creator system to create and collaborate on online documents in real-time and from any device. The type of documents that can be created can be text, notes, spreadsheet, drawing, slides, and web pages, each with a separate editor. The Wikipedia entry for Google Docs states:

Google Docs is an online word processor included as part of the free, web-based Google Docs Editors suite offered by Google, which also includes Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Drawings, Google Forms, Google Sites, and Google Keep.

While the document editing in itself is similar to other “Office” products, new users can benefit from online tutorials. The “Learnit Training” YouTube channel has launched a new series  of tutorials for Google Docs in early 2022.

The following Beginner and Advanced tutorials are now available

Tutorial Title Time Exercise Files
Google Docs Beginner 1:37:24
Google Docs Advanced 1:34:02
Google Sheets Beginner 1:18:53
Google Sheets Advanced 1:35:00
Google Slides Beginner 56:39

The content of each presentation is detailed within the description page and allows to jump quickly within various segments of the presentations.

The first presentation “Google Docs Beginner” is shown below:

The jump points are detailed in the following list:

Start 0:00 Introduction 0:03 Creating and Saving New Documents 1:04 Help Tools and Other Ways to Create New Documents 4:25 Page Navigation, Text Entry, and Text Editing 6:30 Voice to Type 8:38 Line Spacing and Paragraph Alignment 11:00 Paragraph Indenting 13:09 Bullets, Numbers, and Check Lists 15:56 Copying and Pasting Text 19:12 Moving Text 21:29 Keyboard Shortcuts 23:30 Copying and Pasting Text Without Formatting 26:22 Selecting Text with Keyboard Shortcuts 29:09 Language Translation 32:07 Saving Files 34:13 Opening Files 37:15 Creating Folders and Saving Files Inside 40:04 Closing Documents 42:28 Introduction to Google Drive 43:33 Zooming and Adjusting Views 47:16 Inserting Headers and Footers 50:13 Editing Headers and Footers 53:02 Editing Margins 56:02 Adding Columns 58:48 Inserting Column Breaks 1:02:20 Inserting and Deleting Page Breaks 1:04:51 Increasing and Decreasing Indents 1:06:53 Adding Tab Stops 1:08:59 Removing Tab Stops 1:12:36 Spelling and Grammar Checks 1:14:30 Personal Dictionary 1:17:56 AutoCorrect 1:21:04 Find and Replace 1:23:22 Creating New Documents Based on a Template 1:26:10 Printing 1:29:38 Sharing 1:31:58 Publishing 1:33:51 Conclusion 1:36:33

Image credits: combined images from blog page (Google Docs to WordPress — 6 Tricks You Need to Know) and artist geralt (Gerd Altmann – Freiburg/Deutschland/Germany.)