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Ten Things You Can Do With Google Docs

PETER KANAYO

1. Voice Typing

To use the voice typing feature on Google Docs, the first thing you need to do is to open a document and then click tools on the menu.

From the menu option, you can now choose voice typing from the drop down menu that appears.

Once you are ready to make use of the voice typing tool, simply click on the microphone icon and go ahead and speak.

You can punctuate by giving a command such as period, full stop or comma.

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2. Transcribe Video Or Audio

You could also use this feature for transcribing any audio or video. How?All you just need to do is to simply play the video or audio to the voice to text.

What then happens is that as the the system picks up the audio it transcribes the audio into text then you can do any editing and your transcription is ready.

3. Offline Editing

While Google Doc is an online software it can also work offline. For example, if you want to edit a particular document you just need to activate the Chrome extension that makes it possible for you to work offline.

The name of the extension is Google doc offline chrome extension. Google doc offline extension tool works on Mac, windows and also Android devices.

4. Play with Additional Fonts

Google Docs allows you to play with additional fonts apart from the default 24 fonts available. Simply click on the font on the menu bar then you see the option of more fonts click on more fonts and you are good to go. The feature is only available on desktop.

5. Track/Restore Document Version History

You can track or restore document version history what he does need to do is to go to the menu click on file and search for version history in the drop-down.

Click on it and you’ll be able to restore a previous version either temporarily or permanently. This is a lifesaver because it helps you especially when the undo button no longer works.

Imagine losing very important documents. You can use version history to track changes made especially when there’s collaboration between two or more persons on a document.

Ten Things You Can Do With Google Docs

6. Commenting And Tagging

When collaborating with someone else on a particular document, a time comes when you need to make comments. Instead of sending emails, you can comment on a specific part of a document where you want a change or an input made.

Google Docs allow you to target specific persons even when you have more than one or two collaborators so the person who is involved can see the comment. The person can read and click the resolve button if he or she is done.

7. Find And Replace Function

Is there a particular word you want to remove from a document that appears in multiple places? The find and replace tool will help us resolve this problem. To find a particular word or phrase in your document, use shortcut Ctrl + F on a Windows PC or Command + F on a Mac. Enter the word in the “Find in document” field.

To replace the found text, click on the three dots on the right side and select Find and Replace.

8. Dig Up A Definition

Not sure about a word’s meaning? Hit Ctrl-Shift-Y (or Cmd-Shift-Y) while your cursor’s on the word. Google Docs will give you a definition and show it to you on the right side of the screen

9. Create A PDF Version Using URL Trick.

Want to send someone a link to a PDF version of your document? Copy the full URL in your browser’s address bar while you’re editing the document, then change the “/edit” at the very end to “/export?format=pdf” (without the quotation marks). As long as people to whom you’re sending have access to the document, they’ll get a PDF of your work as soon as they open the link.

10. Landing Page.

You can turn a Google doc into a landing page. Very useful if you want to test an offer

How To Create A Landing Page In Google Docs

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START UP CORNER LESSONS: MARKETING LESSONS

I started a new lesson on Marketing. The first video is in the link below.

Start Up Corner Lessons: Marketing Lessons Part 1

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MEET THE SUC ENTREPRENEUR: ADEBUKOLA BASSEY OF IMOYE BOOKS

Start Up Corner NG met up with Adebukola Bassey of Imoye Books.

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START UP CORNER BOOK REVIEW: THE ULTIMATE DIGITAL PRODUCT MANUAL

We kicked off the Start Up Corner Book Review. It was a very enlightening session.

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START UP CORNER BOOK REVIEW: THE ULTIMATE DIGITAL PRODUCT MANUAL SESSION 1A

We had a follow up session on Monday, October 10, 2022. You can watch the recording below.

START UP CORNER BOOK REVIEW: THE ULTIMATE DIGITAL PRODUCT MANUAL SESSION 1B

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HOW TO HANDLE NEGATIVE FEEDBACK AS A BUSINESS OWNER

It’s International Customer Service Week 2022.

If you haven’t already solicited feedback from your customers already, you may be sleeping on the bicycle. Please go ahead and do so.

So, when you solicit feedback and you get some negative feedback, what should you do? In some cases, you don’t even solicit the feedback, it finds it’s way back to you without you looking for it.

Below are six recommended steps for handling negative feedback.

Do you REALLY want that feedback?

THANK THE CUSTOMER FOR GIVING YOU THE FEEDBACK

It takes commitment/passion to give feedback, particularly negative feedback.
We know that practically no one wants negative feedback. So, it takes a lot of courage for someone to give you negative feedback.
Note that the opposite of positive feedback is NOT negative feedback; it is actually INDIFFERENCE.
Don’t stifle future feedback due to the mishandling of negative feedback.
Also note that the customer cares enough about your business to help you identify gaps that you are blind-sided to.

TAKE TIME TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE REAL ISSUE IS

Don’t wave them off as trouble makers that always find faults. In most cases, there is something in your process that could actually be improved upon. The other customers that have not highlighted the issues have most likely noticed the same issues but they don’t want to rock the boat. That “troublesome” customer is bringing an underlying issue to light before all your clients migrate at once. Pay attention to them.

INVOLVE A NEUTRAL THIRD PARTY
Where practical, involve a neutral third party to review the situation and give you honest feedback.
Many times, we are too emotionally invested in the matter to be objective with negative feedback. You will have reasons that you consider valid why the customer’s expectations were not met. The third party reviewer does not have such emotional investment in the situation and is able to review the issue dispassionately.

APOLOGIZE FOR YOUR LAPSES
Apologize for your lapses. Offer some discount, if feasible, to compensate for the inconvenience.
Your ego may be bruised but if you are interested in building a business that will outlast you, you’ll need to check your ego. There’s a lot of talk these

REVIEW YOUR WORK PROCESSES TO CLOSE THE GAPS

Review your work processes to ensure that there are no repeat events

GIVE FEEDBACK TO THE CUSTOMER

If practical, give feedback to the customer on the changes you have made to your work processes based on their feedback.

Do you have a story of how you converted a negative experience to a fantastic working relationship? Please share in the comments or send a message.

I have an Independence Day gift for business. Send a WhatsApp message to request for yours. You can also send a WhatsApp message if you wish to discuss your issues with managing customer feedback.

Happy Customer Service Week.

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The Ultimate Digital Product Manual – Selar

Hello. Happy Independence Day Nigeria. Happy New Month.

I got this lovely e-book from Selar and I’m feeling quite generous. Click on the link below to download the e-book.

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START UP CORNER BOOK REVIEW: THE ULTIMATE DIGITAL PRODUCT MANUAL SESSION 1A
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Texting And Driving

Texting and Driving?

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Gist Arena – Balancing Emotion and Logic

A bright young woman found herself in an entanglement with a certain young man (her boyfriend) and psychoactive substances, which made her fall out with her family and out of her job.

They both needed treatment and instead of checking herself into rehab, she chose to pay for his treatment while she stayed back and continued tumbling down the dark tunnel.

When he came out of rehab, he distanced himself from her because he didn’t want to risk a relapse.

She was left alone to figure herself out. Why do people (particularly the female gender) place sentiments over rational thinking, especially in relationship matters?

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Balancing Emotion and Logic

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MEET THE SUC ENTREPRENEUR – OMOLARA SANNI


Meet Omolara Sanni of Handmade Nigeria.

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Omolara Sanni of Handmade Nigeria

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How To Make Fried Rice That Will Not Easily Get Spoilt

Mary Oseni taught us how to make Jollof Rice that doesn’t spoil easily last Saturday.
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How To Make Fried Rice That Will Not Easily Get Spoilt

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