Google Docs Add-Ons!

Google Doc users will notice a new menu item when they create a Google Doc called "Add-ons."

This lets you select from a variety of extras that you can use to increase the functionality of Google Docs. There are 35 Add-ons available (at the time of this posting), although teachers especially may be interested in these:

  1. EasyBib: integrates citation references into a document, much like the EasyBib website.
  2. Thesaurus: Just what it sounds like - helps you find synonyms
  3. Merge and Avery Mail Merge: lets you merge data in a Google Spreadsheet into a Google Doc.
  4. Highlighting tools: implements highlighting functions, great for reviewing a document
  5. VexTab Music Notation: allows you to add musical notes and staves into a Google Doc.

To use one of these addons, simply click the "Add-ons" button in the menu of your Google Doc [Don't see an Add-ons menu? It may be a few days before Google rolls it out to everyone.] Choose the Add-on you like, and follow the directions.  They're easy to install, and also easy to remove if you decide you don't llike them.


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