Google Drawings is a tool that can be accessed from Google Drive, however it's possible to create a drawing from within Google Docs itself. In this video, author Jess Stratton takes users through creating a basic flowchart from a Google Doc. She'll also give examples of other ways Google Drawings can be used.
- [Instructor] You can insert great-looking flowcharts…and other diagrams with Google Draw.…Google Draw allows you to insert these…directly from Google Docs.…To insert a drawing, click the insert tab…at the top, and select drawing.…It's going to open up a blank pallet.…Here's where you can begin.…You can add your own images,…and start from there by clicking image,…or you can build your own diagrams…and flowcharts from the shapes tool.…I will click shapes on the toolbar.…
From here, I can choose any shape I want,…and I can add arrows to them later.…I will start off with a can shape.…Click and drag to let go of it on the screen,…and your shape is created.…From here, you can change the fill color,…and you can also change the outside line.…Double-clicking inside a shape…will allow you to add text to it.…You can then format that text,…just like you could any other text…by clicking the more tab at the top.…
This gives you all the font properties, such as size,…you can bold face it, and change the color.…I'm going to center it.…
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- Downloading files as PDFs or Word documents
- Using Docs templates
- Finding and adding additional fonts
- Copying styles with Paint Format
- Replacing text as your type
- Finding images using the Research tool
- Tagging others in comments
- Turning on Suggesting mode for collaborators
- Creating flowcharts with Google Drawings
- Translating documents into different languages