Are you dealing with many Google Document suggestions in your work? We’ve got your back!
In this post, we’ll show you how to accept all changes in Google Docs using two easy methods. It’s time to stop wasting your time and effort by accepting each suggestion one by one. Simply read and follow the methods below to improve your efficiency.
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How to Accept All Changes in Google Docs Using the “Review Suggested Edits” Feature
Usually, you can only see the check and cross marks on the suggestion cards in Google Docs when reviewing edits. Imagine the tiring work you’ll do if you click them one by one as you read your document.
But did you know that Google Docs has a built-in feature that allows you to accept all suggestions at once? This is called “Review suggested edits,” and it’s honestly annoying that Google didn’t place it somewhere that’s more convenient and easier to see.
To accept all changes in Google Docs using the “Review Suggested Edits” feature, follow these steps:
- Go to https://docs.google.com/ and open your document.
- Bring your cursor to the menu bar, then click on “Tools” > “Review suggested edits.”
- You can also use keyboard shortcuts to show your document suggestions:
- Press the keys “Ctrl” + “Alt” + “O.”
- Release the “O” key.
- Without releasing the “Ctrl” and “Alt” keys, press “U.”
- Ensure that you didn’t select any document suggestion (or comment) found on the right side of your screen. (Refer to the comparison below.)
- Hit the “Accept All” button on the panel at the top-right of your screen.
- If you’ve selected a particular suggestion (the suggestion card on the right is enlarged), click on the drop-down button beside “Accept.”
- Click on “Accept All (number).”
The “Preview Suggestions” Feature
Before clicking that “Accept All” button, reviewing the suggested edits in your documents still matters. What if someone deleted important information or added inaccurate details to your file? Google Docs offers a handy feature for that: “Preview suggestions.”
To access the “Preview Suggestions” feature, simply follow the steps below:
- On your Google document, go to “Tools” > “Review suggested edits.”
- Click on the “Show suggested edits” drop-down list.
- Select from “Preview ‘Accept all’” or “Preview ‘Reject all” options.
The steps above would generate a modified preview of your work — one with the changes already applied (or not, if rejected). What an easy way to revise your documents, right?
Related: How to Track Changes in Google Docs [Step-by-Step Guide]
How to Accept Suggestions in Google Docs Using a Third-Party Script
The previous method isn’t as intuitive as it could be. You still have to click at least three or four times to accept all suggestions in Google Docs. But you can reduce that to one click by using a third-party script you can set up on your computer.
Before discussing how to do it, here are some things you should know:
- This script isn’t made by Google. Based on our first-hand experience, the script is safe to use as it doesn’t require any access permissions related to your account. But with Google releasing updates from time to time, the script might not be compatible with future versions of Docs.
- This script mainly works on Chrome. After putting it to the test, we concluded that the script is most compatible with Google Chrome. Here, you can type a URL manually to create a bookmark — a required step in this method. If you know of other browsers that let you do the same, you can also use that one.
- You need to enable your bookmarks bar. When you create a script, you must also click the bookmark to enable the bookmark bar. We’ll discuss the steps to activate it below.
Step 1: Enable Your Bookmarks Bar
To display the bookmarks bar on Google Chrome, follow these steps:
- Launch the Google Chrome app on your computer.
- Click on the vertical three-dot icon at the top-right of your screen.
- Hover your mouse over “Bookmarks,” then select “Show bookmarks bar” on the drop-down menu.
- Alternatively, you can quickly display it by pressing “Ctrl” + “Shift” + “B” (or “Command” + “Shift” + “B”) on your keyboard.
Step 2: Prepare the Script
- To get started, copy the script provided below:
- Right-click on your bookmarks bar, then click “Add page” in the appearing context menu.
- Paste the script into the URL field.
- Enter a bookmark title in the Name field.
- Click on the “Save” button to finish.
Step 3: Accept Suggestions in Google Docs
After setting all that up, here’s how to accept changes in Google Docs in bulk:
- Open your document at https://docs.google.com/.
- Bring your cursor to the Chrome bookmarks bar, then click on the bookmark you just created.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can You Accept All Changes at Once in Google Docs?
Yes, you can. Simply go to Google Docs and open your document. Next, click on “Tools” > “Review suggested edits” on the menu bar. Hit the “Accept All” button on the top-right corner of your screen. By then, the existing suggestions in your document should have been accepted.
How Do I Accept All Changes in Google Docs Mobile?
As of this writing, you cannot accept all changes at once in the Google Docs mobile app. Instead, you must resolve every comment and suggestion individually.
Accepting all changes in Google Docs is a straightforward process that can be completed in just a few clicks. Whether you’re working on a group project or simply reviewing your own work, learning how to accept all changes in Google Docs can save you time and effort while improving the overall quality of your documents.
So, give it a try and see how it can enhance your productivity and collaboration in the future!
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