Google is working on a new update for its office software (opens in new tab) that will make formatting documents in Google Docs (opens in new tab) even easier on mobile.
Last year the search giant added the ability to add a page break before paragraphs (opens in new tab) in Google Docs on the web and according to a new post (opens in new tab) in the Google Workspace (opens in new tab) blog, this same functionality is now rolling out to smartphones.
This feature is particularly useful for journalists and other writers that want certain paragraph styles to always create a new page such as titles, subtitles or headings.
Page breaks before paragraphs on mobile
Just like in Google Docs on the web, users will now be able to mark paragraphs to always begin on a new page with the new “Add page break before” option.
In addition to helping keep your formatting the same throughout a document, this feature will also allow users to import and export Microsoft Word (opens in new tab) and other third-party documents that have “Page break before” applied to paragraphs and Google Docs will retain that formatting.
While the ability to add page breaks before paragraphs is now rolling out to Google Docs users, it could take up to 7 days on Android (opens in new tab) and up to 15 days on iOS (opens in new tab) before it becomes available. Once it does though, a new formatting menu will appear at the bottom of your screen that will make it much easier to configure the style of your documents on the go.
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