Google Docs - Beginner

1 Hours, 39 Minutes


Delivery Method

Educate 360 Pro from New Horizons

This class is part of a 12‑month Educate 360 Pro Subscription

Course Overview

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic functionality and user interface of Google Docs. In this course, students will learn the basics of saving and opening documents and review the interface. Students will practice text navigation, selection, entry, and various other text formatting and editing commands and features. Students will also work with graphics and the various tools available in Docs to format and edit them. Lastly, this course will cover various options for viewing documents, proofing options for documents, and settings to prepare documents for distribution and publication.

Course Objectives

Introduction, Getting Started with Google Docs, Working with Text, Enhancing with Images and Graphics, Proofing and Viewing, Finalizing Documents, Conclusion

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.


1 - Introduction

  • Introduction

2 - Getting Started with Google Docs

  • What is Google Docs?
  • Opening Google Docs
  • Importing and Converting Word Documents to Docs
  • Navigating the Docs User Interface
  • Creating Documents
  • Using Templates
  • Using Help
  • Opening and Editing a PDF
  • Saving a Document

3 - Working with Text

  • Working with Text
  • Working with Formatting
  • Using Paint Format
  • Using Paragraph Styles, Borders, and Shading
  • Inserting or Removing Breaks
  • Inserting Special Characters
  • Inserting an Equation

4 - Enhancing with Images and Graphics

  • Inserting an Image
  • Using Text Wrapping and Positioning
  • Formatting Images
  • Replacing an Image and Alt Text
  • Working with Drawings
  • Inserting Word Art

5 - Proofing and Viewing

  • Proofing a Document
  • Exploring Automatic Corrections
  • Using the Dictionary
  • Using Find and Replace
  • Advanced Finding and Replacing
  • Translating a Document

6 - Finalizing Documents

  • Adjusting Document Setup Options
  • Adding Accessibility Settings
  • Working with Headers and Footers
  • Printing a Document
  • Emailing as an Attachment
  • Exporting to Another Format
  • Sharing a Document

7 - Conclusion

  • Course Recap

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