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Seek and you shall Find

10 Aug, 2023
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It can sometimes take a while to find the right tool for what you want to do in your Google Doc, Sheet or Slide. Especially if it's a functionality you don't use every day.

However, finding a tool becomes a lot easier thanks to an improved search function. In this search function, you enter the name of the tool you are looking for. Or you just describe it in your own words. For example, if you search for ‘who viewed the document’, the Activities dashboard will come up as a result.

easily add functionalities in Google Docs, Spreadsheets and Presentations

How to easily find functionalities in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides

You start a search by clicking the magnifying glass icon 'Menu Search' in the toolbar at the top left. When you do this for a new document, you immediately get suggestions of actions users regularly take when preparing a new Google Doc, Sheet or Slidedeck:

  • Docs: Page Setup, Dropdown menu, Meeting notes
  • Sheets: File import
  • Slides: Page Setup, Spellcheck, Edit Theme

As soon as you start working in a file, you will also see your most recent actions when using the search function. This makes previously used functionalities even easier to find.

More information on this new feature can be found here.

From his role as a change consultant, Ernst-Jan likes to help individuals and teams with the cloud-first workplace. Human change in IT projects is often underestimated. It is not the organization that changes, but the people in the organization that change. It is therefore important to optimally support the people in the organization in change processes.

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