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Google Docs Tip: Organize with Collections

posted Feb 6, 2012, 6:33 AM by

Collections are a combination of the best features of labels and folders. A file can have multiple collections, much like the labels in Gmail. Collections can also be stored hierarchically, like folders on your desktop. In addition, collections can be shared.

Creating a collection

To create a collection, follow these steps:

  1. Click the red Create button at the top left of your Documents List.
  2. Select Collection from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the screen that appears, place your cursor over the field labeled New Collections and enter a name.

The collection you created now appears in both the My collections section on your left, and in your Documents List. If you want to create a second collection inside the first, then use the drop-down arrow to the right of your collection and select New - Collection

Add color to your collections

Brighten up your Documents List by adding some color to your collections. Select the collection and choose Change color.