Google Docs is a great, one stop shop for document editing. In the past, Google Docs couldn’t do many of the necessary functions found in Microsoft Word. But Google’s Docs team tackled the issue, and we’re seeing more robust functionality, and some easier-to-use features.

Google Docs Advanced

Google Docs is great for collaborating with others, and the cloud-based system gives you universal access.

This post is giving you three videos that showcase some of the more advanced features of Google Docs. And if you haven’t already, check out this post discussing the functions I think every Google Docs using lawyer needs to know.


General advanced features

Voice typing

Hopefully these three videos give you better glimpse at Google Docs’ power. And if you’re not a Docs user, what are some of your concerns? Let me know in the comments.

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Patrick Stiehm · November 28, 2015 at 3:10 pm

I have two major clients who require that I deliver their docs in MS Word. This has retarded my use of Google Docs.

    Jeff Taylor · November 29, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Why don’t you just download the MS Word document from Google Docs and send it on its way? Are there special, Word only features the clients require you use?

    I’ve never understood “MS Word-only” mindset, except to promote uniformity. Since you can upload and download MS Word versions in Google Docs, assuming you don’t have MS Word-only features, the work can be done in either program.

      Patrick Stiehm · December 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm

      Good suggestion; I’ll try it.

      My clients that insist on MS Word are doing so because that is what they use and require all of their employees to use. What I prepare for them, their employees are going to use. Yes it is, in part at least, to enforce uniformity in their respective organizations. When it comes to legal docs that is a plus.

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