Google Docs: The Shortcut

Lesson 32: The Shortcut


The shortcut

Did you know that you can create a new Google Doc in just a few seconds? All you have to do is type 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 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
  • Create a new spreadsheet with
  • Create a new Google Form with
  • Create a new Google Site with
  • Create a new calendar event with

To find the full list of available shortcuts, go to