Are you tired of google docs quoting your entire paragraph instead of just the quote you wanted? Do you want to be able to easily select the part of the paragraph you want to quote? Well, then you need to learn how to blockquote in google docs.
Creating Block Quotes in Google Docs
How to use block quotes in Google Docs
If you want to use block quotes in a document, you’ll first need to identify the block of text that you want to use as a block quote.
To do this, go to the blockquote toolbar (located in the top left corner of your document), and click the down arrow next to the text box. This will launch the Block Quote Options dialog box.
In this dialog box, you’ll need to select the text box that you want to use as the block quote, and then pick the style that you want to use.
The three styles that are available are:
Normal: The text is printed verbatim.
quotation: The text is enclosed in quotation marks.
abbreviation: The text is enclosed in square brackets.
Once you’ve selected the style, you can enter the number of block quotes that you want to use, and then click OK.
Now, when you paste the block quote in to your document, it will be inserted as a block of text with the correct number of block quotes.
Why you should use block quotes
If you’re like most people, you probably don’t think block quotes are that important. After all, they’re just parentheses, right?
Without block quotes, your readers may not be able to clearly understand the words you’re quoting. They may not even realize you’re quoting someone at all.
But block quotes aren’t just for quoting people—they can also be used to emphasize important points in your text.
For example, suppose you’re writing a blog post about the importance of exercise. You might include a handful of quotes from famous exercise experts to support your point.
But if you only included block quotes, your readers would have a difficult time figuring out which quotes to read and why.
Instead, you could use a block quote symbol ( ¶ ) to mark the start of a block of quoted text, and then use italics to indicate which quotes are being referenced.
This way, readers can easily see which quotes you’re quoting and how they relate to your main argument.
In addition to helping your readers understand your text, block quotes can also help you sound more professional and witty.
For example, if you’re writing an email to a colleague, you might use block quotes to mock their ideas.
Or, if you’re writing a report for your boss, you might use block
How to format block quotes in Google Docs
Google Docs allows you to format block quotes by clicking and holding down the control key and clicking and dragging the quotation marks around the text you want to include in a block quote. You can also type a few quotation marks in the text box and Google Docs will automatically format them for you.
Block quotes: the do’s and don’ts
1. Use block quotes to give your readers a taste of what you’re discussing, without giving away too much information.
2. Don’t overuse block quotes. Once you’ve used them to introduce your argument, you can move on.
3. Use block quotes sparingly. Every time you use one, you could be missing another opportunity to add your own thoughts and ideas.
4. Choose the right block quote style. A few common styles include formal quotes, complete sentences, and italics.
5. Use block quotes to add a little humor and spice to your writing.
6. Keep your block quotes short. A couple of sentences is usually enough.
7. Use block quotes sparingly. Every time you use one, you could be missing another opportunity to add your own thoughts and ideas.
8. Choose the right block quote style. A few common styles include formal quotes, complete sentences, and italics.
9. Use block quotes sparingly. Every time you use one, you could be missing another opportunity to add your own thoughts and ideas.
10. Use block quotes sparingly. Every time you use one, you could be missing another opportunity to add your own thoughts and ideas.
Google Docs tips: how to use block quotes like a pro
- To insert a block quote in a document, first click the blockquote icon in the toolbar and choose where you want the quote to appear.
2. Next, type the text you want to include in the block quote and press Enter.
3. To format the text inside the block quote, use the same style formatting as you would in any other text in your document.
4. To add a link to the source of the quote, click the “Link” button, and then enter the URL of the source you want to include.
5. To format the link, choose the appropriate style from the “Link” menu.
6. To add a note about the source, click the “Notes” button, and then enter any extra information you want to include.
7. To close the “Notes” panel, click the “Close” button.
Google Docs does not currently allow you to blockquote text within a document.