You can use Google Docs to suggest changes to a document when you collaborate with others. After suggesting editing, the owner of the document can accept or delete it. Thats how it works.
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Suggestions for Editing in Google Docs
When you view a document in Google Docs, you do so in one of the following three states:
- Edit: This view means you are editing the document directly.
- Suggestion: This view means that the changes made are shown as suggestions.
- Show: This status gives you a nice clean view for reading or printing.
If you look in the upper right corner of the document window, you will see your current status. If you see "suggesting", you can start. If "Edit" or "Show" is displayed, click this button and then the "Suggestion" option.
If the option to propose changes does not appear, you may have to ask the owner to give you the appropriate command to edit permissions.
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To propose editing the file, all you need to do is enter your changes in the document. Any changes you make will be displayed in a different color than the original text. Deleted words are crossed out. To the right of the document, a comment field is displayed to clarify the proposal. You can even reply to this comment with additional information explaining your suggestion.
If you suggest changes to a document, the owner will receive an email with your suggestions and can keep editing or completely remove it from the file. You do this by clicking on the check mark with the check mark or "X".