Google Docs is the online application where documents and spreadsheets can be created, edited and stored for free. Google Docs lets users import, edit and update documents and spreadsheets in various fonts and file formats, and augmenting text with formulas, tables and charts. And Google Docs is also helping revolutionise how we work by lending itself to innovative collaborative projects, allowing multiple agents to work together in real time anywhere where there is an internet connection.
How to create a Google Doc:
Begin by entering https://docs.google.com into your web browser, or searching for Google Docs.
You will next need to sign in with your Google account by following the simple on-screen instructions to sign in with your Google/Gmail account details.
Then click the + to create a blank document, found in the top-left area of your screen.
You can select the Untitled document option to rename the file. The document is called “Untitled document” by default.
Now whenever you are connected to the internet, Google Docs will constantly save your work as you progress.
Those wishing the document to be a collaborative affair can share it with individuals or even group by selecting the blue Share button at the page’s top-right corner.
And the Google Doc can easily be exited by clicking the blue sheet of paper icon at the top-left corner of the page.
How to insert footnotes in Google Docs:
Google Doc footnotes offer a way to cite sources or provide additional details for academic writers and researchers.
You may type footnote information or insert a properly formatted citation with the Google Explore feature.
You may manually add footnotes into Google Docs on the web version or the mobile Google Docs app.
Place your cursor at the point you want to add a footnote, then select Insert, Footnote and press Ctrl-Alt-F.
The Explore feature includes the ability to add a properly formatted citation footnote in a Google Doc on the web.
At least three major third-party citation services offer Google Docs Add-ons that work with Google Docs on the web.
To access these services while in a Google Doc, select Add-ons, Get Add-Ons, then enter Citations” in the search field.
For additional citation management capabilities, consider Zotero or Citationsy.
How to save Google Docs:
When you are online, your Google files will save as you type. You do not need a save button.
However you can set up offline access to save your changes if you are not connected to the internet.
But remember, on Google Sheets, you need to click outside of the cell you are typing in to save.