Use these quick Doc Tools to perform daily text operations in one click: change case and font size, highlight and sort text, turn words into numbers and back.
Select the text you'd like to change and go to Add-ons > Doc Tools > Start to open the sidebar with the tools:
The add-on will appear to the right of your document. Decide what you need to do, and click the corresponding button to apply changes:
The first two icons will help you make the font of the selection bigger or smaller:
The highlighter is a great tool to quickly mark the most important blocks of text. Select the information you want to accentuate and click on the Highlight text tool on the sidebar:
The highlighter can also remove any of the selected colors, or clear them altogether. Select the paragraphs where you want to remove all highlighting and click on the Eraser icon.
To organize your bibliography list alphabetically, select the items and click on the Sort A to Z or Sort Z to A icon to arrange them in ascending or descending order respectively:
To sort the paragraphs, please select them separately, i.e. without headings or list items.
You can organize records in your table by any columns.
Place your mouse cursor at the beginning of any cell in a table and click one of the Sort icons. You will see a small dialogue box that prompts you to pick column(s) with the key records:
Once you specify how you want to arrange your text, click Sort.
Number-to-word converter will help you replace integers with words and vice-versa in one click.
Simply select the number you need to spell and click on the 10 to Ten icon. You can turn words to numbers with the help of Ten to 10 tool:
The add-on offers five common ways to change the case of the selection.
Place the cursor on the word, or select the block of text you want to change, and click on the case you prefer on the sidebar:
I downloaded doc tools but it doesn't appear when opening a Google document.
For us to be able to help you better, please send a screenshot of the browser window with the opened Google document and Extensions menu to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will look into the issue.
How can I find out the keyboard shortcuts? For all upper case, for example.
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, there are no keyboard shortcuts for Doc Tools.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
Thank you guys for such helpful tool!
I'd like to suggest some improvement to it.
It would be great if we could sort just some columns of a table in alphabetical order.
Sometimes I need to create numbered lists and then organize the names in alphabetical order, but when I use DocTools for that, the numbers on the left column will get all out of order.
Anyway, thanks again.
Thank you for sharing your feedback and idea with us. I have forwarded it to our development team.
Hopefully, they will implement this feature in the future. Happy holidays!
Is it possible to sort tables by number value instead of alphabet?
For example, if I have a table with a serial number column, at the moment the number 101 is sorted before the number 20.
Thank you for contacting us. Please send us a screenshot of your table to email@example.com. We will check the problem on our side and try to find its cause.
Hello, Numbers in letters is a wonderful tool, but I'd need to transform "page numbers" in" letters": we are teacher in a italian school, Istituto Farlottine Bologna (www.farlottine.it), and we would teach English from 5 to 13 Years wit our Englis-LAB, create with Google Documents. Is it possible to insert that tool in Doc Tools? It would be lovely! Thank you very much! Sabina
Thank you for sharing this idea with us. I've forwarded it to our development team so they might introduce this option in future, however, can't tell you the exact timing.
Does the sort alphabetically tool work for a table of contents in Docs? I am getting this error message:
TypeError: Cannot find function appendParagraph in object TableOfContents
Thank you for contacting us. Sorry to hear about the error message. For us to understand the problem better, please send us a screenshot of your table of contents. We will try to help.
I am looking for a tool that can add line breaks before a key word. Is this possible through the doc tools add on?
I'm sorry, our Doc Tools can not help you with this task. Sorry for not being able to assist you more.
Im looking for a tool that can merge multiple Google Docs into a single Doc
Thank you for contacting us. As much as we'd like to help, we have no tool to merge Google Docs.
Sorry for not being able to help you more.
I installed your Docs Tools to sort a list in a table. The table is simply two columns. It sorted it Z to A and now won't resort it the way I wanted, A to Z.
Thank you for your comment. Please note that there is currently an issue on the side of Google that occurs when you are logged in under more than one account. Please sign out and log in back only under the account you used to grant permissions to the add-on and try to reproduce the issue.
If this doesn't help, for us to be able to assist you, please send us the screenshot of the records you're trying to sort before and after the sorting to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Help me start a voice type in google docs.
We don't have any tools for voice typing because this feature is standard for Google Docs. Just follow the steps described on their help page:
I would like to create an index of words at the end of a Google Doc. I need to know how many times a word has been used and on what page I can find it on. Possible?
Thank you for your question, Mel.
I believe our Search & Navigate can help you. It shows all instances of the word on its sidebar and their total. You can quickly navigate between them to check what pages they are on.
The help page for the tool will tell you more on how to use it:
I can't seem to sort a table. Using the Add-on it allowed me to Capitalize, but not sort ascending or depending. Help
Thank you for your comment.
Please note that there is currently an issue on the side of Google that occurs when you are logged in under more than one account. We kindly ask you to sign out and log in only under the account you used to grant permissions to the add-on and try to reproduce the issue.
If this doesn't help, please send us the screenshot of the records you're trying to sort to email@example.com and specify whether you run the sorting tool via the drop-down Google Docs menu (Add-ons > Doc Tools > Sort the selection ascending/descending) or by clicking the corresponding icon on the Doc Tools sidebar.
These details will help us understand the problem better. Thank you.
How can I insert a text box into a picture to add text?
Though we don't have a tool for that, you should find the tutorial on adding text boxes into images here:
How do i combine pdf docs into one document.
Thank you for contacting us.
Unfortunately, we don't have an add-on with such functionality. Sorry for not being able to help you better.
I'm looking for a tool that will center text top to bottom within a table cell.
Thank you for contacting us, Kathy.
You can do that with a standard Google Docs feature. Select all cells (table) you want to center, right-click any cell, and choose Table properties. In the next pop-up window find the Cell vertical alignment option and choose to center at the Top/Middle/Bottom of cells.
This will place your text accordingly within each cell.
I'm looking for an add on that will allow me to create another tab within the Google Doc, similar to how you can add multiple sheets in Google Sheets. Is this possible?
Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately, we cannot offer an add-on with such functionality. I hope I could assist you better.
I'm looking for an add on that will allow me to print brochures - or simply print back to back with a 'flip on long edge' option. I've searched the add ons, but haven't found it yet.
Thank you for your question, Hope.
To print brochures, you need to access your system printer settings before printing. Please follow the steps described here to do that correctly:
Hope this helps!
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