How To Enable The Word Count Indicator In Google Docs

Google Docs, by default, has the word count indicator off. So, you need to check the word count manually. This option can be enabled so that the word count is automatically displayed while typing. Here is how to do that in the web version: Open the Google Docs document to be edited and click on Tools > Word count. (Shortcut keys: Ctrl + Shift + C). From the Word count options, enable the option...

How To Add Watermark In Google Docs

Google Docs has some pretty useful features. Along with those, it also has the option of adding a watermark to your Google documents. Here is how to do that: Open the document in Google Docs in which the watermark is to be inserted. Choose Insert > Watermark. This will open the watermark editor. Two types of watermarks: Image and Text can be added. This example shows a local image that is uploaded...

Type Less In Google Docs With The Substitutions Feature

Google Docs has certain useful features like voice typing, a built-in dictionary, and more. When composing documents in Google Docs, it can be quite repetitive to use common words. That is where the substitution feature can be a time-saver. To use it, open Google Docs and load a document. Then, click on Tools > Preferences. There will be two sections: General and Substitutions. Click on the Substitutions...

How To Translate Documents In Google Docs

Google Docs has an option for translating documents into different languages. This translate feature supports various languages, and a translated copy of the original document is created. To use it, log in to Google Docs and open the document to be translated. Then choose Tools > Translate document. Rename the translated document if required (the translated document by default is saved with the...

How To Enable Offline Mode For Google Docs

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides can be used in offline mode. The changes made when offline will automatically be saved and synced once back online. This is applicable only when using Google Chrome browser and browsing in regular mode (not private mode). Here is how to enable it: Open Google Drive and click on the gear icon to access Settings. From the General section, scroll down to the Offline option...

How To Use Emojis And Other Special Characters In Google Docs

Google Docs has many useful tools including supporting Emojis and other special characters. Here is how to insert them in any document : Open the document to be edited in Google Docs. Choose Insert > Special characters. There will be a list of special characters displayed. They can also be sorted either using categories, symbol type and arrows. For emojis, click on the drop-down menu...