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Exciting New Tool: Using Add-Ons in Docs and Spreadsheets


05 Nov Exciting New Tool: Using Add-Ons in Docs and Spreadsheets

You use Google Docs and Sheets to create persuasive, create informative, create impactful and create meaningful documents whether you are beginning a new project or finishing off the last piece of the project. Google Docs and Spreadsheets brings your documents to life with smart editing and styling tools to help you easily format text and paragraphs. You have the choice from many fonts, images, drawings and add links. Further to make life a little easier for you, Google have introduced new tools which are created by developer partners that give you even more features in your documents and spreadsheets called Add-ons.

How do you use this feature? Let’s have a look.
To browse through add-ons in Docs or Sheets, select the Add-ons menu of any open document or spreadsheet, then select Get Add-ons.

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The following options will appear on your screen. One option to search add-ons on the top right hand side, if you already know the add on you wish to use or you can simply scroll down using the scroll bar to view add-ons you might want to use.

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Google have also giving you the option to categorise add-ons by selecting All on the top left hand side of the add-ons pop up.

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Once you have selected the add on you wish to use select Allow on the add on pop up.

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When you have installed your add-on you will be able to use it whenever you want on Google Doc or Spreadsheet. Below is an example of how an add on can bring something extra to your doc or spreadsheet.

The Easybib Bibliography Creator Add-On

You can create a bibliography in Docs, making it easier to write papers. The Easybib Bibliography Creator allows you to cite a website, journal or books inside your document. You can use the search option to search for your particular reference, once you have chosen the reference you wish to use, select the add bibliography to doc option.

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The above is one of many add-ons that are available for you to use in Docs and Spreadsheets, with many more add-ons being updated regularly for your benefit.

Stay tuned for more tips and tricks. Until next week.'
Crea ONeill
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