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Lesson 9: The Doc.new Shortcut

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The doc.new shortcut

Did you know that you can create a new Google Doc in just a few seconds? All you have to do is type doc.new into the address bar of your web browser and press Enter. 

Watch the video below to see the process in action and to learn what other shortcuts are available. 

Creating new Google Doc

To create a new Google Doc, type doc.new into the address bar of your web browser and press Enter. It's that easy. 

typing the url in the address bar

If you are signed into your Google account, a new document will instantly be created. If you aren't signed in to your Google account, you will be prompted to log in before the document can be created.

Here are some other shortcuts you can try:

  • Create a new Google Slides presentation with slide.new.
  • Create a new spreadsheet with sheet.new.
  • Create a new Google Form with form.new.
  • Create a new Google Site with site.new.
  • Create a new calendar event with cal.new.

To find the full list of available shortcuts, go to goo.gle/Shortcuts.

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