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Google Docs: Advanced document elements

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If you’re a Word power user that has recently been shifted to using Google Docs for your documents, you’re likely a little steamed at the lack of advanced features, such as section breaks, templates, multiple columns and the absence of document fields for things like mail merge. Here are some tips and workarounds for those tools.

Section breaks

You can find user commentary on this subject going back as far as there has been Google Docs! At the moment, there is no capability to create a multi-section document that would facilitate things like different headers or footers for different sections, different page numbering sequences and the separation of a main document from appendices and exhibits. While this functionality is still not a thing in Docs, you can create separate documents. I recommend creating a “template” document to use as a guide for each section, so there is consistency when you print them out. See the next sec...(register to read more)

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