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How to Add a Document Summary in Google Docs

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Add a document summary in Google Docs

We cannot deny that adding a summary to a Google Docs document can be extremely useful for readers. In this way, we can give a small introduction to what they will be able to appreciate in the document in question, we can even point out very important points. It is not necessary to add the summary to the same document itself, we do not need to edit it; We can add a summary in a special section, which we will see a little further down.

In this sense, we all agree that Google Docs has a huge number of useful tools to make our tasks easier when working with a document. From being able to track changes, which is perfect for teamwork and pairs beautifully with a summary; going through grouping images, ideal for presenting several photos in one and saving space; even adding borders and color to the paragraphs to be able to render them if necessary..

Add a document summary in Google Docs

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The first thing we will have to do is visit Google Docs, log in and open the document in question. We will have to see the Scheme icon in the upper left, as we can see in the image that accompanies this article.

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In case we do not see it, we will have to go to View> Show document outline and in this way we will be able to visualize it..

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Once we click on the Document Outline icon and we can see “Summary” at the top. To the right of "Summary" we will find a plus sign on which we will have to click. Here a text box will appear to enter the summary.

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When we finish adding the summary, we are going to press “Enter” to save the changes. A message will appear at the bottom of the screen where we can see that the summary was successfully saved..

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In the summary box we will not be able to format text, although we will be able to add a line space if we think it is necessary. To be able to do this we will have to hold down the Shift key and then press Enter.

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If we want to edit the summary later, we will have to move the cursor over it and click on the pencil-shaped icon, Edit summary. When edit mode is activated, the Summary box will appear in blue.

In case we want to delete or eliminate the summary, we will simply have to delete the text from the box and press Enter. In this way the summary disappears, as if we had never done it.



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