Author Jess Stratton showed users how to use the Research tool in Google Docs to insert quotes and other factual items from the web. In this video, she shows users how to use the Research tool to insert and edit a Google Map. In addition, she also shows users how to insert a map using the Google Search bar.
- [Instructor] In a previous video, I showed you how useful the research tool is for adding things like quotes, and other factual entries into your document. This time, I'm going to show you how to use it to insert a Google Map. Click tools at the top of the screen, and select research. You'll also need to make sure that you have your cursor right where you want to insert the map. In the search box that pops up on the right-hand side, type the area that you want your map to be from.
In this case, I'll put Oxford Street, London. I don't even have to hit the enter key on my keyboard. In just a few moments, a map comes up. In addition to the map, I can scroll down, and see the Wikipedia entry, images, and other search results for Oxford Street. In this case however, to get the map into my document, all I have to do is click insert. It's going to insert the map exactly where my cursor was in the document.
I can click on the map, and you will see that it looks just like an image. It's not going to take me to Google maps if I click on it, but I can change how the text is in relation to this image, just like any other image. To remove it, click once on the image to select it, and hit the delete key on your keyboard. I can also click edit. Clicking edit on the map will allow me to change back and forth between map view and satellite view, and I can also zoom in, and drag the screen around to get it exactly set up just how I want it.
When I'm ready, I can click insert again, and this time, my edited map would be placed in the Doc. I'm going to delete this one again, because there's one more thing I want to show you. Sometimes, when you put in the exact address of some place, a map doesn't come up. You can put in an address and an area, and no map comes up. It's still possible to get the map into your Doc. If this happens, open up a new browser tab, and go to Google.
In the Google search bar, put in the same address. In the search results, you should get a map. When that map comes up, click and drag with your mouse, bring it over to the tab that your document is on, and slide it down into the place where you want to insert the map. It will be inserted just like it could when you search for it via the research tool. That's a few methods how you can get a Google Map into your Doc.
- 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