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5 Google Docs shortcuts for more efficient editing

Michael Ansaldo | May 11, 2015
As a Google Docs user, you know behind its austere design is a wealth of powerful word processing features. But it's easy for those features to hijack your time and attention when you have to format a paragraph or hunt down some function in the middle of working on a document. Here are some time-saving tips that will help you edit more efficiently so you can keep your focus where it belongs--on the content.

5. Resize your workspace

When you work on a laptop or other small screen, you sacrifice document space and have to spend more time scrolling up and down the page. Give yourself more breathing room with the Compact controls shortcut.

To activate Compact mode, press Ctrl+Shift-F. This will hide the document title and menu bars to give you a bit more space at the top of your doc. Use the same key combo to turn Compact mode off (these controls are also accessible from the View menu). When you close your document, Google Docs will remember its settings and will reopen it in the last viewing mode.


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