Formatting Text in Google Docs 2020

Google Docs 2020    |    Intermediate
  • 10 videos | 35m 48s
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There are numerous ways to improve the appearance of your text in Google Docs documents. In this course you will learn how to change the aligment and line spacing to improve the readibility of your text. Next you will discover the different options to customize your text: fonts, colors, effects. You will also see how to text styles to automatically set text as titles or headings. This will be useful to create a table of contents.


  • Apply text effects in your document
    Install additional fonts
    Change the text capitalization
    Change the font and highlight color of your text
    Select the alignment of your text
  • Change the spacing of your text
    Use text styles
    Customize your text styles
    Insert borders to frame your text
    Insert tab stops


  • 3m 38s
    Knowing how to apply formatting & text effects is an essential skill to know if you want to customize your document's appearance and style. These tools can help you add structure to your document and emphasize certain passages. We'll first look at identifying formatting & effects, then look at how you can apply them to your text. FREE ACCESS
  • 3m 27s
    Google Docs offers an extensive list of fonts you can add to your personal library. Learn how to quickly install a font from the Font gallery and browse through this list to find the right one. We'll also look at using the font once it's been installed. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Modifying text capitalization in Google Docs 2020
    2m 36s
    In Google Docs, you can use the capitalization options to quickly change the capitalization of a selected part of text. You can make all letters lowercase or uppercase or you can apply the title case option, which is useful for titles and headings. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Using colors & highlight functions in Google Docs 2020
    3m 27s
    You can use the color and highlight functions to change the appearance of your text in Google Docs. Select a default color or add a custom color to use with these functions. You will also see how to change the page color. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Modifying text alignment in Google Docs 2020
    4m 21s
    Understanding text alignment is a key component of maintaining a proper layout in your documents. Using the alignment settings, you can align paragraphs and lines to the left, center or right and justify blocks of text for articles. Along with these basic settings, we’ll also look at more advanced indentation options. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Modifying text spacing in Google Docs 2020
    3m 21s
    Paragraphs make up the fundamental basic structure of any document. How these paragraph lines are spaced will thus have a big impact on the layout of your document. See how to first modify paragraph line spacing, then further customize it. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Using text styles in Google Docs 2020
    3m 52s
    Knowing how to use the different text styles in your Google document is extremely important if you want to give structure to your text. We can create this structure by applying different heading styles, thus allowing you to create titles and subtitles in Google Docs. This is particularly useful if you intend to create a table of contents for your document afterwards. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Customizing your styles in Google Docs 2020
    3m 15s
    Text styles in Google Docs allow you to create a library of customized styles. Moreover you can create your own styles by changing the font, character style, borders, background spacing and indentation. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Framing your text in Google Docs 2020
    3m 11s
    You can insert borders to frame your text & titles in Google Docs, helping make them stand out. You can also further customize your frame display to suit your document. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Setting tab-stops in Google Docs 2020
    4m 39s
    Tab-stops in Google Docs allows you to organize your text using the tab feature. The resulting appearance will resemble a table, but with different properties. This feature is especially useful when you'd like to clean up the appearance of a list that is made up of related, but distinct elements. FREE ACCESS


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