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There’s a big Google Docs email scam going around. Here’s what to do if you received it.

  • Many people — namely individuals in media — are reporting that they’ve received emails that appear to be sent from someone they know, addressed to “” with a link to a Google Doc and the recipients blocked, according to Motherboard.
  • If you received a similar suspicious email, someone you know has been been phished, my friend!
  • If you receive an email like the aforementioned (or any suspicious email or text ever), do not click the link. I repeat: Do not click the link.
  • Before deleting the message, you should first report the phishing scam to Google, as EFF’s Director of Cybersecurity Eva Galperin tweeted.
  • You should also check authorized apps in your email account, as well as enable two-factor authentication, as ACLU technology fellow Leigh Honeywell tweeted. Read more (5/3/17)

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Google Docs/AO3 writing tip:

If you, like me, have had trouble when copying from Google Docs into AO3 and hate seeing the line spacing getting fried, try this:

- Highlight everything. CTRL + A is your friend here.

- [Optional] Change the line spacing to single I’m pretty sure you don’t need to do this step, but I’m more comfortable with how things look in single line spacing when I’m writing.

- Go back into the same menu and select ‘Add space after paragraph’. This will give the appearance of a clear line space without there actually being one, and will make it much easier for you to see where each paragraph starts and ends.

- Only hit return once when starting a new paragraph.

- Write your thing <3

Now, when you paste from Docs into AO3′s rich text editor, the line spacing will behave!

Pasting from Docs to AO3′s rich text editor also does this in html, which I find messy and distracting if I’m editing html for any reason:

But when you preview your work and go back, it will have changed to this:

Just toggle to rich text and then back to html and it will look miles better:

I’m not sure why AO3 does any of those things, but this is how I get round it. I hope this is helpful!

Shortcut Keys I Use the Most While Writing

In General

  • Ctrl + S = save (Don’t care if the document I’m on autosaves. I am too much in the habit of doing this and don’t plan to ever fall out of practice.)
  • Ctrl + Z = undo last action
  • Ctrl + Y = undo last undo action
  • Ctrl + End = jump to the end of the document
  • Ctrl + Home = jump to the start of the document
  • Ctrl + Left Arrow = jump text cursor one word over to the left
  • Ctrl + Right Arrow = jump text cursor one word over to the right
  • Ctrl + A = select all text in document
  • Shift + Directional Arrows = select a segment of text
  • Ctrl + Backspace = delete word to the left of the text cursor
  • Ctrl + Delete = delete word to the right of the text cursor
  • Ctrl + X = cut selected text from document and place in clipboard
  • Ctrl + C = copy selected text from document and place in clipboard
  • Ctrl + V = paste cut/copied text from clipboard into designated section of document
  • Ctrl + B = bold
  • Ctrl + I = italics
  • Ctrl + U = underline
  • Ctrl + F = find certain text

In Google Docs

  • Ctrl + Shift + Y = dictionary
  • Ctrl + Shift + C = word count
  • Alt + Shift + 5 = strikethrough

In Microsoft Word

  • F7 = spellcheck
  • Shift + F7 = thesaurus
  • Shift + F3 = cycle selected text through ALL CAPITALS, Initial Capitals, and no capitals
  • Ctrl + E = justify center (align text to the center of the line)
  • Ctrl + L = justify left (align text to the left margin)
  • Ctrl + R = justify right (align text to the right margin)

In Microsoft OneNote

  • Ctrl + Hyphen = strikethrough
  • Ctrl + Period = bulletpoint
  • Ctrl + N = new page in current tab


Today has been spent doing a whole load of History work and rejoicing in the fact that I now have over 800 followers. Means a lot that you guys appreciate my content.

Hey students! If you go on and click “More” on the “Start a new document” menu, there’s a template for MLA format! Everything is formatted and ready for use, all you need to do is replace their words and information with your own. The spacing, heading, page number, font, margins, etc is all MLA.
Workflow from Google Docs to Ao3: A Primer - Jenrose - Archive of Our Own [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Archive of Our Own, Google Docs - Fandom
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Writer/Workflow, AO3/Google, AO3/Open Office/Google Docs
Characters: Em dashes, Bullets - Character, Google Docs, Rich Text Editor
Additional Tags: Meta, How-to, Workflow, Killing the italics space bug, Minimizing effort through smart setup, Working with beta readers in Google Docs, Destroying the extra paragraph breaks

Google docs is fantastic for collaborative work, especially for people who work with beta readers. But getting from there to here can be tricky. Abundant screenshots.

This is SO USEFUL. If you write fic and ever use Google Docs, you should read this. It’s very, very helpful.

Hey everyone! So I made two new printables (I’m still new at printables so if you have any critique or advice please message me!):

  1. A Must Read List: Being an English major (and thanks to someone’s request) I decided to make a ‘Must Read List;’ it’s a combination of books I’ve read in High School and College, including books I loved, hated, and books I still haven’t read, but really need to.
  2. A Monthly Goal Tracker: I love keeping track of goals, so I made a ‘Monthly Goal Tracker,’ that’ll keep track of up to four major goals per month, along with 5 steps to achieve each of those goals and space for your reward!