Google Docs Adds New Shortcuts in its Upgrade

Mar, 2021 - by CMI


Google Docs offers interesting new features for its upgraded members. The newest feature of OOO (Out-Of-Office) information was revealed on January 27, 2021.

The word processor of Google, Google Docs, brought some updates that will enable the users to do some styling and editing with their documents.

Out-Of-Office (OOO) Information: While addressing or mentioning someone in the comments section, the users will be able to see OOO information of that person. This feature helps bosses in inspecting their employees who have set their status as ‘OOO’ during their break-time. This feature will be visible by February 15, 2021.

PDF Conversion:  This feature allows the user to convert the PDF or scanned JPEG files into text files that can be edited in MS Word. The user can again convert the text file into PDF format once the text-editing is done. Scanned JPEG images can be edited by text conversion of the document into paragraphs.

The Chrome extension gSweets: When the user opens Docs next time, a prompt in grey color will appear at the starting of each line. The gSweets feature helps the users to stay focused by allowing them to access the unsplash, to search Gifs, add links, and create table without exiting the Google Docs.

The “/” slash button: Much like ‘slack’, pressing ‘/’ will now greet the user with multiple commands such as Text, Heading 1, Bulleted List, Numbered List, etc. The older version of / slash did not offer these additional functions. However, the older function of expressing user’s opinion in the document without deleting it, can still be accessed in slash.

Smart Compose: Launched at Gmail back in 2018, Smart Compose is added in the comments section of Google Docs too. The suggestion of this feature will appear in light grey color upon typing and pressing the ‘Tab’ will automatically correct it. Smart Compose will detect the incorrect words and display the suggested corrections along those words in underlined form. This feature will help users to eliminate grammatical and spelling errors from their comments by accepting the relevant suggestions.