I have been a fan of Google Docs for years now and regularly use the software for writing articles and Website content and also use it for all of the spreadsheets I create. I’ve also recently started using Google Slides to create presentations and as expected it is just as good as Powerpoint. In fact, I’m writing this using Docs right now.
If, like me, you’re a fan of the fantastic Google docs you might be interested to know a little trick I discovered recently. I know I’m a little late to the party here because I’ve only just found out about these amazing timesaving shortcuts and apparently they have been in use for over a year. But I’m passing this on in case there are others who didn’t get to the party either.
So, here it is. Drum roll please!
You can create a new document simply by typing into your browser:
- doc.new – for a new word type document
- sheets.new – for a new spreadsheet
- deck.new – for a new presentation
That’s it. An incredibly simple thing but oh so effective. I know it might not seem like much but if you’re a regular user you’ll know it’s a handy little time saver. You need to be signed in to your Google account for it to immediately open a new document, otherwise, you’ll be presented with the Google account log in page. But if you are signed in, it saves loading the docs home page etc.
I know I probably shouldn’t be so impressed but what a great feature!
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