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Adding Page Numbers to Your Google Document

  1. Open your multi-paged document in Docs
  2. Select the "Insert" Tab
  3. Hover over the "Header & Page Number" option
  4. Hover over the "page number" option
  5. Select the top left option to apply page numbering to the top right corner of your document
  6. After following these steps Google Docs will automatically continue the number sequencing on the subsequent pages

Not the exact steps you were looking for? Need more formatting guidance? Check out the additional resource video linked with the title or come chat with me during my consultation hours posted at the right of this page.

 

  1. Open your multi-paged document in Docs
  2. Select the "Insert" Tab
  3. Select header & page number column
  4. select header or footer option to format 
 
IMPORTANT NOTE
Default settings will apply same text and formatting of the first-page header to subsequent pages. To change this make sure to mark different first-page header/footer

Not the exact steps you were looking for? Need more formatting guidance? Check out the additional resource video linked with the title or come chat with me during my consultation hours posted at the right of this page.

 

Creating Tables Within Your Document

  1. Open your Docs document
  2. Select the "Insert" Tab
  3. Select "Table" Option
  4. Hover over the table grid to plan the number of columns and rows you will add
  5. Select the range to establish your table 

Not the exact steps you were looking for? Need more formatting guidance? Check out the additional resource video linked with the title or come chat with me during my consultation hours posted at the right of this page.

How to Format Tables in Your Word document

  1. Open your multi-paged document in Docs
  2. Select the "Format" TabSelect "Table" option
  3. Drop down menu will appear with options to:
    • Insert more rows/columns
    • Delete rows/columns
    • Delete the Table 

Not the exact steps you were looking for? Need more formatting guidance? Check out the additional resource video linked with the title or come chat with me during my consultation hours posted at the right of this page.

  1. Place the cursor where you want the page break to occur
  2. Select "Insert" Tab
  3. Hover down to "Break" option
  4. Select "Page Break" 

Delete Page Breaks
  1. Place the cursor in front of the paragraph you want to reunite with the document
  2. Press your backspace button where you placed the page break.

Not the exact steps you were looking for? Need more formatting guidance? Check out the additional resource video linked with the title or come chat with me during my consultation hours posted at the right of this page.

  1. Select the "File" Tab
  2. Select the "Page Setup" option
  3. In page set up box change the orientation by selecting either 
  4. Change orientation
    • Portrait
    • Landscape
  5. Select "Ok" once you make your desired edit

OTHER AVAILABLE EDITS

While still in page set up dialog box you many edit:

  • the paper size
  • page color
  • page margins of the documents to make your document wider/narrower
  • make sure you click "ok" to apply these changes to your document

Not the exact steps you were looking for? Need more formatting guidance? Check out the additional resource video linked with the title or come chat with me during my consultation hours posted at the right of this page.

  1. Place your cursor where you want the image in Docs
  2. Select the "Insert" Tab
  3. Select "Image" Option
  4. Upload your image from your computer OR search for an image on the web

If you decide to insert an image from the web select the image(s) you need and make sure you select "insert" button on the bottom


Not the exact steps you were looking for? Need more formatting guidance? Check out the additional resource video linked with the title or come chat with me during my consultation hours posted at the right of this page.

  1. Select the image you need to alter in Docs
  2. Select a blue formatting squares on one of the corners  to adjust the size of the image by dragging

​Wrapping text around images

  1. Select the image to make image menu appear
    • Select "break text" to separate image and text one below the other
    • Select "wrap text" to move text to one side along the image
      • margin size will be displayed to adjust the spacing from the image to the text
      • you can continue making edits to the image and the text will follow the previous formatting imposed

Not the exact steps you were looking for? Need more formatting guidance? Check out the additional resource video linked with the title or come chat with me during my consultation hours posted at the right of this page.

  1. Place cursor where you would like text to start
  2. Begin typing your text

Formatting

  1. Select the text you wish to format
  2. Use tools under menu bar 
    • Select "break text" to separate image and text one below the other
    • Select "wrap text" to move text to one side along the image
      • margin size will be displayed to adjust the spacing from the image to the text
      • you can continue making edits to the image and the text will follow the previous formatting imposed

Paint Format Tool

How indents work

Reset formatting: Select all text and press clear formatting tool


Not the exact steps you were looking for? Need more formatting guidance? Check out the additional resource video linked with the title or come chat with me during my consultation hours posted at the right of this page.

Creating & Editing Styles In Your Document

  1. Select "Format" tab
  2. Select specific style you want to format
    • ​​Text
    • Paragraph styles
    • Align & Indent
    • Line spacing
    • Bullets & numbering

CREATE A STYLE

  1. Highlight your changed text you wish to turn into default style
  2. Select "Format" tab
  3. Select "Paragraph styles"
  4. You can update the preset styles to match your preferences
  5. When your done formatting your styles
  6. Select "Options"
  7.  Select "Save as my default styles "

SAVE VERSIONS OF DOCUMENT

  1. Select "File"
  2. Select "Version history"
  3. Name current version
  4. See version history to see all that you have (or others) done to the document

CLEAR FORMATTING

  1. Select "Formatting"
  2. Select "Clear formatting" (Ctrl+\)

Not the exact steps you were looking for? Need more formatting guidance? Check out the additional resource video linked with the title or come chat with me during my consultation hours posted at the right of this page.

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Add Table of Contents In Your Document

  1. Place cursor at the beginning of the document
  2. Select "Insert" tab
  3. Select "Table of contents"
  4. Select one of two options to display your table of contents
    1. page numbers
    2. blue links

​Edit Table of Contents

  1. Instead make edits to the original text source and change
    1. click refresh arrow at the top of the page
    2. formatting can be changed to fit the rest of document
    3. decide you don't want it-right click and going down all the way to delete table of contents
    4. useful guide to those just visiting your doc for the first time

Not the exact steps you were looking for? Need more formatting guidance? Check out the additional resource video linked with the title or come chat with me during my consultation hours posted at the right of this page.

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