Tuesday, February 3, 2015

How to create your own background for Google Docs

As i was making documents to share with my students using Google Docs, i wanted to create a background for all these documents. Hence i had to do the necessary research to achieve this. I would like to share it with you which may help the Google docs user.

Step I:

Load the background image to the google drive.

Step II:

Create a URL for this image. To do that first go to the sharing option of that image in google docs and make it publicly available. Then open the website

http://www.gdurl.com/ and copy the sharable link to this site to create a permalink.

Step III:

Open the website https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/apps in chrome browser and search for Stylish extension.

And install this extension. It will add an icon on the right side of the address bar.

Step IV:

  • Open any google docs and click on the stylish icon.
  • Click the first link Find more styles for this site
  • You may search for Linen Background for Google Docs and click the link
  • Now open your Google docs and you will see a nice background
  • Click on the Stylish icon on the right hand side of the address bar and this time click “Manage installed styles”
  • Then in the right pane click the button edit.
  • Replace the background url with the permlink that you have got in step II. It will look something like the following
#docs-editor {
background: url(http://gdurl.com/lQ3I) !important;
.docs-title-inner {font-family: Georgia !important;}
.docs-menubar {height:28px !important;}

Step V:

Refresh the open google docs and enjoy the background you have just created.


Joy Patra said...

Hey Somnath, nice trick!

High-Tech Solutions said...

That really a good way to impress readers for sure great thinking i will use this today for sure..
Thanks.. !!