Google makes it possible to search for a web link and insert it into a Google Doc in one step, instead of the usual way of opening up a new tab, finding your link, copying it, and pasting it into your doc. Jess Stratton shows users how to do a web search from within Google Docs and insert a link in one step.
- [Narrator] This quick tip can save you lots of time…when creating Google Docs.…Normally, to insert a link into a doc,…many of us open up a new browser tab,…do a Google search for what we're looking for,…copy the URL of the search result,…go back to our document,…and paste it in.…Google has a tool to let us do this in one step.…Place the cursor where you want your link inserted.…From the top menu, click insert and choose link.…
Instead of pasting your link in,…you can do a Google search right from here.…I'll type in Oxford Street, London.…I don't have to hit the enter key on my keyboard.…It's going to do a Google Search.…If I don't see anything that helps me in the main result,…I can click, Find more, at the bottom,…and it will open up the research tool…on the right hand side.…If you're not sure where any search results…is going to lead you,…I do recommend clicking the arrow on the right hand side.…
It's going to open up the search result…in a new browser tab window.…If you decide you want to use one of these links,…
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- 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