Give Google Docs some impressive new shortcuts

Listen to ye, listen to ye, my fellow Google Docs denizens: Have I obtained just the handle for you.

It can be a intelligent new program of up coming-stage shortcuts you can add into the Google Docs web site — shortcuts that go further than the essential possibilities currently designed into the company and give you a a lot more Slack-like, command-line-driven method of accomplishing innovative steps. I have been employing ’em myself for a few times now, and lemme convey to ya: They thoroughly change the way you use Google Docs — for the better.

The shortcuts come courtesy of a delicious and fairly new small Chrome extension identified as gSweets. The way it performs is very simple: You just add the extension into your browser, and the next time you open up a document in Docs on your computer, you can expect to see a snazzy new gray prompt at the commencing of each individual new line.

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That prompt quite substantially tells you almost everything you need to have to know. From anyplace in a doc, you can now basically hit the slash critical on your keyboard — just like you would in Slack — and you can be greeted with a scrolling record of quick ‘n’ very simple commands you can variety in next:

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So, for instance, you could form /h1 from wherever in a document to begin formatting textual content as a substantial segment heading:

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And the second you strike Enter, bam: The modify receives applied — just like that.

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