How To Alternate Colors In Google Docs

Google Docs has quickly become a go-to word processing tool for many due to its simple, user-friendly interface and seamless integration with other Google services. However, some features are not visible at first glance. One of these is the ability to alternate colors in your document, which can be very useful for creating visually pleasing tables or texts. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to alternate colors in Google Docs.

Alternating Colors in Google Docs Tables

Alternating colors in Google Docs tables is a relatively simple process. Follow the steps below to learn how.

Step 1: Create a Table

Navigate to the Insert tab and click on Table. Select the number of rows and columns you want for your table.

Step 2: Select the Rows

Once your table is ready, click and drag your cursor to select the rows where you’d like to alternate colors.

Step 3: Choose Colors

With your rows selected, click on the Fill color icon (it looks like a paint bucket) in the toolbar. Select a color to fill the selected rows.

Step 4: Alternate Colors

Now, select the next set of rows you want to color differently. Click the Fill color icon again and choose a different color. Repeat this process until all rows are colored to your satisfaction.

Alternating Colors in Google Docs Text

If you want to alternate the color of your text in Google Docs, you need to do it manually. Here’s how you can do it.

Step 1: Select Text

Select the text you want to color by clicking and dragging your cursor over it.

Step 2: Choose Color

With your text selected, click on the Text color icon (which looks like an ‘A’ with a color bar under it) in the toolbar. Choose the color you want to apply to your selected text.

Step 3: Alternate Colors

Repeat steps one and two, selecting different portions of your text and applying different colors to them. This will create an alternating color effect throughout your document.

Alternating colors in Google Docs is a simple task once you know where to look. Whether you’re creating a multi-colored table or a vibrant text document, Google Docs has the functionality to make your work stand out.