Have you ever wondered what the smart chips in Google Docs do? Here is a concise guide on smart chips and how to use them in Google Docs.
How to Use Smart Chips in Google Docs
Smart chips are expandable snippets that you can place in Google Docs. These snippets carry information in various formats. You can click on the smart chips to open them or can even simply move the cursor over them.
Smart chips can contain information on people, events, files, places, dates, etc. They save significant space on Google Docs. They also make the document more attractive and help the readers gain any extra information only if necessary.
The section below provides easy steps on how to use smart chips in Google Docs.
How to Use Smart Chips in Google Docs?
There are two easy ways to insert smart chips in Google Docs
Method 1: Using the Insert Option
Bring the cursor to where you want the smart chip to be placed.
From the Insert tab, click on the Smart Chips option.
A pop-out menu appears on the screen. It contains various forms of smart chips like people, events, files, places, etc.
Choose the needed option from the list. Now, the chosen smart chips appear in the selected space.
Method 2: Using the @ Symbol
Open the concerned document and place the cursor on where you want the smart chips to be.
Type @. A drop-down menu appears on the screen. The drop-down menu consists of all the information you have arranged in the computer under files, events, people, calendar, etc.
If you want to check out more options than what is shown on the drop-down menu, you can click on the right arrow present in the window.
Click and select the correct item when it appears on the screen and enter. Now the selected item appears on the document as a smart chip.
How to Remove a Smart Chip from Google Docs?
You can remove a smart chip from a Google Doc by deleting or erasing the word or sentence that it appears with.