How To Change The Default Font Of Google Docs

A little known feature allows you to switch the default styling of your Google Docs, so you can customize your experience. This will save you time from constantly having to restyle your Docs or choose a new font when you start.

To change the default style of your Google Docs:

  1. Highlight a portion of your text that you would like to change to the new style
  2. In the menu bar, click on the drop-down next to Arial and choose your font
  3. In the menu bar, click on the drop-down next to Normal text and click the arrow next to Normal Text
  4. Click Update ‘Normal text’ to match
  5. Highlight the rest of your text, click on the drop-down next to Normal text, click the arrow next to Normal Text and select Apply ‘Normal text’

To save this font as default for your account:

  1. Click Format, Paragraph styles and then the Options gear at the bottom of the list
  2. Click save as my default styles


Preview Files in Google Drive

It may sound obvious, but sometimes the best way to find something is to start looking. Beginning today, Google Drive will let you quickly preview more than 30 file types and quickly flip between files until you find the one you want.

You’ll see the new preview automatically if you open a photo, video, or PDF. To see a preview of a Google document, right-click on the file name and select “preview.” Once the preview window is open, you can click on the arrows on either side to flip to other files. And right from within the preview, you can watch video files or scroll through multi-page documents.

You can select and copy text from the preview — even for a PDF or Microsoft Word document — or use the zoom buttons to see a file in more detail. Each file preview also gives you one-click access to share, download, print or open a file for editing.

This feature will roll out over the next few days.

Via: google drive blog