Google Docs Training Course

Google Docs Training when you need it

Google Docs is an online word processing program used to generate business documents such as letters, reports and more. Part of the G Suite family, it provides tools for efficiently editing and formatting documents.

By running in your web browser, Google Docs is available anywhere, anytime and automatically saves versions of your document as you go. Collaboration is a key feature of Google Docs, and you can edit documents with your team in real time and have the latest version available to everyone right away.

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Professional instruction, lots of practice time, and solutions for your Google Docs concerns.

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Any of our courses can be tailored to the unique requirements of your team. Our Off the Shelf courses are modularised with this option in mind, which means that you could mix and match from a selection of existing topics, or we can work with you to develop something specific to your organisation. Either way, we are on hand for advice on the best way to structure your customised training course.

To help you with your customised option, you can choose from our extensive list of course topics. We can then help you to assign the appropriate amount of content based on your training timeframe, and the best order of topics to ensure your training flows well. Our aim is to help every participant gain valuable knowledge and skills.

Google Docs

Standard 1 Day Google Docs Courses

Comprehensive training manual with exercise files. Lifetime post-course support.
 from: $480 / per participant. 

Use Google Docs to create documents in your web browser and access them from any computer.
Then leverage the powerful co-authoring features to collaborate with your team.

Google Docs Introduction


Participants in this Google Docs Introduction 1 day course will gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of Google Docs, including creating business documents in the cloud, editing and formatting documents for printing. You will be given a solid foundation of skills upon which to build.

The course assumes no prior knowledge of Google Docs, however, people with limited exposure to the software and those who are self-taught will also benefit from attending this course.

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Course Details

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Duration: One Day
  • Time: 9am-4pm (approx)
  • Class Size: 10 Students (max)
ratings 4.7

Course Instructors

Course Content

Google Docs Orientation

  • Introduction to Google Docs
  • The Google Docs Interface
  • How to Open and Save Google Docs
  • Using Help

Editing Documents

  • Selecting Text
  • Cut, Copy and Paste
  • How to Copy Formatting in Google Docs
  • Using Find and Replace
  • Page Breaks
  • Create Page Columns
  • Insert Special Characters
  • Inserting Images
  • Undo and Redo

Creating Documents

  • Create a New Document
  • Name the Document
  • Templates
  • Insert Text
  • To Delete Text
  • Type as You Speak

Formatting Documents

  • Formatting Overview
  • Character Formatting
  • Paragraph Formatting
  • Page Formatting
  • Applying Character Formatting
  • Using the Paint Format Command
  • Paragraph Formatting
  • Styles for Google Docs

Working with Tables

  • Working with Tables
  • Inserting and Modifying Tables
  • To Add an Additional Row
  • To Add an Additional Column
  • To Delete a Row or Column
  • Editing Table Properties

Using Proofing Tools

  • Spelling and Grammar Check
  • Spell Check and Suggestions
  • Manage Your Personal Dictionary
  • AutoCorrect Options


  • Using Print Preview
  • Working with Printer Settings

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Google Docs?

Part of the Google G Suite, Google Docs is an online word processing program used to generate business documents. It offers many of the same features of Microsoft Word, but with the advantage of being online, your documents are automatically saved as you go.

Collaboration is a key feature of Google Docs, and documents can be edited with your team in real time. Since the application runs in your web browser, there is no need to download any software, and you can access your documents from anywhere.

Will I be able to open my existing Word documents?

Sure, you can use Google Docs to open and edit Microsoft Word documents. You can even download your Google doc as a Word document, giving it a standard Word extension (.docx). And, you can create a new Google Doc by uploading a Word file. Compatibility with Word is one of the most useful features of Google Docs.

Should I buy a Google Docs for Dummies book or attend a training course?

Have you ever wondered why the Dummies books are so popular? Well, it’s probably because so many of us are self-taught, using Google to find out how to use a feature, or we are shown how to use Google Docs by a colleague. Although this can be useful, it also means we tend to spend a lot of time with trial and error, or we are just picking up somebody else’s bad habits. Trial and error, unfortunately, involves a lot of error, and the bad habits you pick up will probably be passed on to the next person, so soon they spread across the business, meaning entire teams can end up working inefficiently.

At this point, you might head to the bookstore or do an online search to find a Google Docs for Dummies book to help with some of those tricky problems. That’s a step in the right direction, and we sometimes use reference manuals ourselves. The problem is that it still takes time to find the information you need.

Our Google Docs courses are designed to target the key features and tools in the application to help you get back to work and apply them right away.

Why should I attend a Google Docs training course?

A training course with Keystroke Learning can set you up to take full advantage of your software. We want Google Docs to work for you, not the other way around. We also make a point of passing on the best of our knowledge and experience to help you save time in your daily work. We know lots of shortcuts for your software applications, and we want you to know them as well.

Typically, one of our experienced trainers will walk you through the features and functions of the software, then you will try them out on your own, with tips and guidance on getting the best out of the features. We also encourage participants to ask lots of questions to help you get the most out of your learning experience.

You’ll receive a manual to take away at the end of the course, as well as exercise files so you can practice later, or just to jog your memory when you need.

How can I hide the controls to see more of my document?

To give you more screen space, you can select View > Compact Controls (Ctrl-Shift-F) while in a document. This will reduce the size of the menu bar, so you can see more of your text.

This is specific to each content type, so if you set compact controls in text documents, for instance, your spreadsheets will not be affected until you also set it in Google Sheets.

Can I move a whole paragraph without copy and paste?

Yep, just select the text you want to move. Next press Alt + Shift together and use your keyboard arrows to move the whole section up and down the document. Release when your content is placed correctly.

Does Google Docs have a Quick Parts option like Word?

Yes, it does. If you find yourself frequently typing “Please see footnotes for full details” in your documents, you can save time by going to Tools > Preferences. In the pop-up window, go to automatic substitution. Type a shortcut like psf under the replace heading and “Please see footnotes for full details under the with heading“. Then click OK.

Back in your document, type psf and press the spacebar:  The text should be automatically replaced with “Please see footnotes for full details”.

Where to from here?

Your learning doesn’t stop once you have completed your course. We hope you will continue your experience by taking some time to practice what you have learned and apply it to your own situation and environment.

If we have done our job well, you may be inspired to learn even more by attending another course. If you are looking for something other than Google Docs, we have a comprehensive range of courses available for you to choose from.

We are here to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any further advice.

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As you can see, we have a wide array of top computer courses. Out training approach is professional yet friendly, motivating participants to learn quickly and easily. When you complete our training, you will be ready to apply your new skills right away. Course prices are listed on the Upcoming Courses page alongside the relevant course.

If you have a customised training solution in mind, please call us for a quote.

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