Preview Folders And Documents In Google Docs

Google Docs is a great, free tool to create and manage documents on the web. But if you use it a lot, you know it can get pretty choked with pages and pages of documents. Thankfully, Google has a built-in method to quickly preview an entire collection and all the documents in it.

This may be old hat to some serious Google Docs users, but I use Docs every day and only just stumbled on this trick when the fine folks at The Next Web pointed it out. Instead of clicking on a collection name to open it and see the document list, click the drop-down arrow next to the collection name, select "Open", and you'll be treated to a preview mode of the collection, with a thumbnail of each document on the right and a list of docs on the left.

Better yet, if you want to preview the documents individually, make sure your focus is in that sidebar to the left (click on any empty space) and then use the up and down arrows to bring up the full doc in the window to the right. It's a bit faster than clicking through the list of documents individually, or moving in and out of collections just to preview what's in them. Already know this trick? New to you? Give it a try and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Google Drive tip: View an Entire Folder's Worth of Documents and Switch Between Them [The Next Web]


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