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Google Docs Now Allows Users to Select and Edit Multiple Texts at Once

This feature will be helpful in text editing and formatting in Google Docs and let users be more productive.

Google Docs Now Allows Users to Select and Edit Multiple Texts at Once

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Users can select multiple texts at once in order to edit or format in Google Docs

Highlights
  • Multiple Text Selection feature is available by default in Google Docs
  • Google Workspace users on all tiers can access Multiple Text Selection
  • Users can avail this feature by using keyboard shortcuts for Google Docs

Google Docs has added a multiple text selection and editing feature, which makes it more productive. The new addition allows users to select multiple texts at once and take actions on their documents such as delete, copy, paste, and format all selections. Google claims that the users will no longer have to make repetitive changes to their documents. Instead, these multiple text selection processes will help with formatting and editing in a faster way. Let's take a look at the new changes in Google Docs.

Through an official announcement, Google has announced that it is making the multiple text selection feature available to "all Google Workspace customers, as well as G Suite Basic and Business customers." It began the gradual rollout of this feature on May 25 and is expected to make this feature fully available in the coming weeks.

With the help of this latest feature, users will now be able to, for example, select all the subheads in a document at once and make the changes needed instead of selecting individual headings and applying changes. Additionally, the same feature even applies when the users want to change their text's font size or want to make any other formatting or editing changes in their document.

How multiple text selection in Google Docs works

Google has given an option to users to apply this multiple text selection feature using keyboard shortcuts for Google Docs documents. ChromeOS and Windows users can use the multiple text selection feature in a document by highlighting a section of the text they want to edit and then pressing Ctrl and selecting another set of text. They can now edit both selected texts with the same formatting options. On the other hand, Mac users can do the same process with the Command button.

Earlier this month, Google had announced that the users of Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides will soon be protected from phishing and malware attacks with the help of virtual cards that'll warn users.


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Apoorva Sinha
Apoorva Sinha is a Sub-Editor and writes for Gadgets 360. She writes about smartphones, apps, and everything related to gadgets and technology. Before coming to this genre, she covered several general news as a reporter for The Indian Express. Besides journalism stuff, she can be found reading books and practicing her classical dance moves. Apoorva can be contacted via email at Apoorvas@ndtv.com. More
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