Did you know that you can make your blank Google Docs have a specific font type, size and colour set?
Start with a blank Style Template Doc, like this one, and customize it.
Click here to make a copy of the Doc above, ready for your customizations.
But, Dara, how did you do that automatic document “copy” trickery? Here’s a post all about it.
Note: If you choose to create your own Doc instead of making a copy of mine, make sure to format each of the lines to Normal Text, Title, Subtitle, Headings 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
On your copy of the Doc Style Template:
- Update the Format style for each of the Normal Text, Title, Subtitle, Headings 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 to the colors, fonts, sizes that you want
Here’s an “after” of the process, with my brand colors:
Lock in those styles:
- Highlight “Normal Text” and then click the Format menu > Paragraph styles > Normal Text > Update ‘Normal text’ to match.
- Highlight “Title” and then click the Format menu > Paragraph styles > Title > Update ‘Title’ to match.
- …Repeat this process for the other 7 lines as well
Finally, bookmark / save this document as your “Document Style Guide” TEMPLATE and make sure to copy it each time you want to use this style on a blank document!
p.s. (Hack #10) This blog post is part of a series called Top 40 Google Hacks You’ll Wish You’d Been Using All Along. Download the whole handy Top 40 Google Hacks PDF.