How to Suggest an Edit to a Document in Google Docs

Edit suggest collaboration Google Docs Document
Edit suggest collaboration Google Docs Document

Do you know how to suggest an edit to a document in Google Docs? You create a document in Docs and would prefer for collaborators to have to suggest edits to your document. Otherwise, to directly edit them you can allow and set the access permission to Suggestions. This will allow other users to make an edit to a file without the fear of others messing about in your document. In this option, the owner of the document will receive a notification via email regarding the suggested edit and can choose to discard or save the change.

Read: Google Docs the Definitive Guide for Beginner

How to Check the Google Docs File Status

When you open a document in Google Docs and you see the Edit option to the upper right side of your document. Then you will need to do so in one of three options or states:

  1. Editing: Click on Editing option mean you can edit directly the file or document
  2. Suggesting: When select Suggesting option it will show you the edits make up as suggestions to the right side
  3. Viewing: This option will give you a complete and clean view for printing or reading

How to Suggest an Edit to a Google Docs File

Here are the following steps to know how to suggest an edit to a document in Google docs:

  1. Open any Browser on your PC
  2. Log in to your Google Account if not
  3. Click on Google Apps and select Google Docs icon
  4. You can also type docs.google.com in URL or Address bar of your browser
  5. Click on the Document or More option or Three-dots bottom right side of the file in Google docs
  6. Go to the top right side once the File or Document open on your screen
  7. You will see your current state and if you See Suggesting to the right side
  8. Click on the Editing or Viewing option if you see it
  9. Then select the Suggesting option from the menu below the Editing option
Go to Editing Drop-Down Menu
Go to Editing Drop-Down Menu
Open Google Docs, Click Edit, and Suggesting option
Open Google Docs, Click Edit, and Suggesting option

Alternative Way to Review Your Suggestion in Google Docs File

Let’s show you an alternative way to review your all suggestions in editing in Google Docs document. Here are the following steps:

  1. Open your Google Docs with any browser
  2. Select a File or Document in Google Docs
  3. Go to the Toole Menu from the top of the file window
  4. Now select Review Your Suggestion from the Menu or you can also press the Ctrl+Alt+O or Ctrl+Alt+U shortcut keys from your keyboard
  5. After that, the Suggesting box will pop-up to the upper right side of your document
  6. From here you can Accept or Reject all or One By One your suggesting edits from the document
Click on Tools Menu & Review Suggested Edits option
Click on Tools Menu & Review Suggested Edits option
Suggested Edits, Accept or Reject option
Suggested Edits, Accept or Reject option

How to Accept or Reject Suggestions In Google Docs

You can Accept or Reject suggestions in a File or Document of Google Docs in two different ways. Let’s show you how to accept or reject suggestions in a couple of ways.

First Way to Accept or Reject Suggestion One By One

Here are the steps to accept or reject suggestion in a file of Google Docs one by one:

  1. Open your Google Docs with any browser
  2. Click on the Document to open in Docs
  3. Check the status of the Document should be Suggested from the top right side
  4. Once the File Open and then click on the Comment Panel to the right side
  5. You can click on Accept or Reject option by Tick or Cross option
  6. Select the Reply option to type your comment and click on Reply or Cancel option
Click on the Google Doc File to Open
Click on the Google Doc File to Open
Click on Tick Mark or Cross to Accept or Reject One by One
Click on Tick Mark or Cross to Accept or Reject One by One
Reply to Suggested Comment
Reply to Suggested Comment

Second Way to Accept Or Reject All Suggestion in Google Docs

Let’s show you an alternative way to accept or reject editing suggestion in a File of Google Docs in a few steps:

  1. Log in to your Google Account with any browser
  2. Click on the Google Docs icon from Google Apps
  3. Now select to open your Document or File in Docs
  4. Go to the top of the document and click on the Tool Menu
  5. Select Review your Suggestions or Ctrl+Alt+O or Ctrl+Alt+U shortcuts key on your Keyboard
  6. The Suggestions Box will pop-up to the right side below the Edit drop-down
  7. Now you Select Accept All or Reject Accept All option from the dialog box
  8. You can also click on the Drop-Down menu Show Suggested Edit then click on the following option         
    • Show Suggested Edits
    • Preview Accept All
    • Preview Reject All
  9. If you want to Preview Suggested Edits one by one then click on the Up and Down Arrows to from one to another
Click on the Google Doc File to Open
Click on the Google Doc File to Open
Click on Tools Menu & Review Suggested Edits option
Click on Tools Menu & Review Suggested Edits option
Show Suggested Edits, Preview Accept All or Reject All
Show Suggested Edits, Preview Accept All or Reject All

How to Manage Your Suggestion in Google Docs

When you share and give permission to a Google Docs document or file with other people or friends or users then they will give you suggested edits to you. Learn how to share your document with others.

How to Import a Document with Tracked Changes

Once you import a Microsoft Office document to Google Docs editors and convert them. After that select the suggestion option from the upper-right drop-down menu in the following steps:

  1. Open Google Docs with any browser on your Computer
  2. Import the Microsoft Office File to Google Docs
  3. Now open the Word File in Docs
  4. Then Convert the Word File to Google Docs Editor
  5. After that, any changes in Microsoft Office will be tracked and become suggestions in Google Docs editors
  6. Any suggestions in Google Docs editors become tracked changes in MS Word Office

How to Suggest Changes to a Google Docs File on Android and iOS (iPhone or iPad)

If you are using a smartphone and want to know how to suggest changes in Google Docs file. Then follow the steps to suggest changes a Docs file or document on your android and iPhone or iPad devices:

  1. Tap on the Google Docs Mobile App on your Device
  2. Then tap on the Document in Google Docs from the home screen
  3. Select the More option or Three-dots from the top right corner of the file
  4. Then tap to Enable the Suggest Toggle to on changes from the menu
  5. Now Make a suggestion change in the document
  6. After that tap on the Done option when you are finished
Tap to Open Google Docs, File, Tap on More or Three-Dots & Suggest Changes
Tap to Open Google Docs, File, Tap on More or Three-Dots & Suggest Changes

How to accept or Reject Suggestions in Docs on iOS and Android Device

If you are using android or iOS (iPhone & iPad) or Tablet and want to accept or reject suggestions in a Google Docs document or file. Let’s show you how to accept or reject suggestion in Google Docs on your mobile (android or iPhone) in the following steps:

  1. Open Google Docs App on your Android or iOS Device
  2. Select the File from Docs home screen to open it
  3. When you Enable Suggestion Change
  4. Now you will see Suggestions and Find the highlighted text in the document
  5. Next tap on Suggestion
  6. Then tap on Accept or Reject option
Click on Done Option Enable Suggestion and Tap to Accept or Reject-min
Click on Done Option Enable Suggestion and Tap to Accept or Reject-min

Alternative Way to View Suggestions and Add Comment

Here is an alternative Way to View Suggestions to accept or reject them and you can also add a comment to the suggestion chang or send a reply.

  1. Open Google Docs on your Mobile
  2. Tap to Open a Docs File
  3. Enable Suggest Change option from the More or Three-dot option
  4. tap on Done option
  5. Select the Eye icon at the bottom left side of the file
  6. Now tap on the Suggest highlighted text in the document
  7. Then Four option will appear on your screen
    1. Paste: To past the copy text in the file
    2. Select All: To select all the text of the document
    3. View Suggestion: To see the suggested changes to accept or reject
    4. Add a Comment: Add a comment to the suggestion
  8. Then Accept or Reject Suggest change and once you select View Suggestion
  9. If you select Add Comment option then type your comment and Comment option
Tap on Eye icon, Select Suggest, View Suggestion, & Accept or Reject-min
Tap on Eye icon, Select Suggest, View Suggestion, & Accept or Reject-min
Hit Eye icon, Tap Suggest, Add Comment, & Comment Option-min
Hit Eye icon, Tap Suggest, Add Comment, & Comment Option

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