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Google Site Pages

Learning Goals

  • Create Pages in Google Sites
  • Insert and format text
  • Insert pictures, videos and more

Creating a Page

Now that you've created your site, you can create a new page by clicking the Create page button.

create page button

Then, name the new page and select the type of page you want: webpage, dashboard, announcement, file cabinet, or list. After you've selected where you want to locate the page, click the Create Page button at the bottom of the page.

Editing Your Page

Once you create your page, you can edit it at any time (instructions reproduced from the Google Help site).  Go to the page you wish to change and click the Edit Page button in the upper right hand corner of the screen.

edit page

The edit toolbar will provide you with the tools necessary to edit your site.

Sites toolbar

Here's what each option does:

Undo and redo changes

You can undo and redo changes by clicking the arrow buttons in the toolbar. You can also use these keyboard shortcuts:

  • Undo (Ctrl-z)
  • Redo (Ctrl-y or Shift-Ctrl-z)

Change the font type and size

You can select the font type and size using the two drop-down menus.

Edit text

Add boldface type and italics, underline text, and change the color of your text or text background:

  • B adds boldface type
  • I allows you to italicize
  • underlines text
  • A changes text color
  • The marker changes the text background color

Create a link

Highlight the text that you want to turn into a link, and click the Link button. A window appears with these options for creating your link:

  • Existing page
  • Web address
  • Create a new page and link to it

add link

Create a list

Click the Numbered list button or the Bulleted list button, depending on the type of list you need to add to the site. Then type the first item, and press Enter. The next number or bullet point appears.

The Tab key can help you indent your bullet points, while the Enter key will move back your indentation.

Indent or move your list

Click the two buttons next to the bulleted list to indent or move back the starting point when adding a bulleted or numbered list. Click twice to move each item two spaces, and so forth.

Align your text

Use these buttons for your page alignment. You have the option to align the text on your page to the left, center, or right side of the page.

Remove formatting and edit HTML

You can remove the formatting from any part of your page by highlighting the relevant text and clicking this icon.

Click the HTML button to edit the HTML on your site. Please keep in mind that we do limit the amount of editing that can be done. Some advanced coding won't work.

Save the Page

Once you've finished editing the page, click Save to save your work and put the page back into view only mode.