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Monday, August 11, 2014

Custom Page Settings in Google Apps

One thing that is often overlooked in the Google Apps suite is the option available to you in the page settings menu option. This is a rundown of your options

In Google Docs:

Click File>Page settings:
  • Change the orientation of the document (Portrait or Landscape)
  • Change the page size to a preset size for different purposes (tabloid, legal, etc.)
  • Change the margins of the document
    • This one is really important to me because I prefer narrow margins on all of my docs
  • Pro-Tip - Set the page settings that you like as the default and each new doc that opens will follow that default setting!

In Google Drawings:

Click File>Page setup
  • Change the size of your canvas to preset sizes
  • Customize the size of your canvas using a custom setting:
    • This is great for creating headers, website icons, buttons, etc. 
    • You can pick whatever size you need for your project

In Google Slides:

Click File>Page Setup
  • Change the format of your screens for different projectors (4:3, 16:9, 16:10)
  • Customize the size of your slides in custom settings using Inches, centimeters, points, or pixels

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