Get started with GPT for Docs

What is GPT for Docs?

GPT for Docs is an AI writer for Google Docs. It is like using ChatGPT directly in Google Docs. You could think of it as DocsGPT. It is built on top OpenAI ChatGPT, GPT-3 and GPT-4 models. You can use it for all sorts of tasks on text: writing, editing, extracting, cleaning, translating, summarizing, outlining, explaining, etc

Installation and setup

Launch the add-on

In Google Docs:

Extensions > GPT for Sheets and Docs > Launch sidebar.

Quick tutorial

GPT for Docs is an AI writing assistant that lets you prompt OpenAI GPT-3, ChatGPT and GPT-4 (if you have access) directly from Google Docs. To try it, just type “Say hi” in the doc itself and click submit.

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You can type your prompt in two different places:

  • In the document itself
  • In the sidebar prompt box

You can highlight part of your document if you want your prompt to apply to a selection only.

You can ask it anything you want. It is extremely powerful at:

  • writing any kind of text: taglines, ad copy, product descriptions, subject lines, emails, outlines, blogposts, speeches, etc.
  • manipulating text: fixing grammar, extracting data, cleaning data, changing the style or tone, making shorter or longer, translating, etc

Learn more in the reference

Why use GPT for Docs instead of ChatGPT?

ChatGPT is a chatbot interface, which is great to learn and play with GPT. But you probably do most of your work in real document editors like Google Docs because your content is already in Google Docs. Using GPT for Docs will save you a lot of time by allowing you to:

  • work on pieces of a long document
  • structure your prompts in Docs
  • save answers in Docs for easier retrieval
  • generally save you a ton of copy/pasting
  • benefit from all the Google Docs editor features, including real-time collaboration