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How to Insert Diagrams in Google Docs

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Google Docs isn’t just the go-to program for writing and editing papers on the fly—millions of businesses use Docs to communicate with teammates, partners, and clients. And sometimes you need to use a diagram to get your point across and add a level of professionalism to your work. 

Giving your work an extra punch just became easier because Lucidchart fully integrates with G Suite, making it easy to create and add diagrams to your documents in an instant. Learn how to insert diagrams into Google Docs with the free Lucidchart add-on.

See, it’s easy to get started with Lucidchart’s add-on for Google Docs. Add diagrams to your doc now when you install the add-on. For more help using this integration, visit our Help Center or read the step-by-step instructions below.

How to install the Lucidchart add-on 

  1. Open a new Google Doc.
  2. Select  Add-ons > Get Add-ons.
  3. Search for Lucidchart and click to add. This is the first and only time you have to hunt down the listing; in the future, it will appear directly below the Add-ons tab.
  4. Give Lucidchart access to Google Docs
  5. Log in with your Lucidchart credentials, and your diagrams will appear in the sidebar.

How to insert a diagram with the Lucidchart add-on

Already have a diagram you need to add to your Google Doc? Use the add-on to insert it directly into your document.

  1. Open the correct Google Doc. 
  2. Go to Add-ons > Lucidchart Diagrams > Insert Diagram. 
  3. Find the diagram you need to insert into your doc.
  4. Click the orange “+” button in the corner of the preview image. A preview will appear. 
  5. Click “Insert.” Now you’ve added your diagram to your Google Doc! 

How to create a diagram with the Lucidchart add-on  

You can even access the Lucidchart editor to create a new diagram and add it to your doc. 

  1. Open your Google Doc.
  2. Go to Add-ons > Lucidchart Diagrams > Insert Diagram.
  3. Click the orange “+” button icon at the bottom of the sidebar.
  4. Choose either a template to customize or a blank document from the pop-up.
  5. Start diagramming within the Lucidchart editor. 
  6. Go back to your Google Doc and select your newly created diagram.
  7. Click the “+” in the corner of the picture.
  8. Select “Insert” to add your new diagram to your Google Doc.

Frequently asked questions

Can I share my Lucidchart document from Google Docs? No, but you can click your email address in the sidebar to share from Lucidchart. You can also edit user settings, alter subscription level, contact customer support, and manage diagrams from here.

Is it possible to connect any Lucidchart account to any Google account? Yes! Your Lucidchart account does not need to correspond to your Google account and vice-versa.

How will my diagram look in the Google Doc? Diagrams should look crisp and clear. They'll automatically size to the width of the page, and you may resize the image by dragging its corners.

What about multi-page documents? If your Lucidchart document has more than one page, use the arrows in the sidebar preview to find the right page. You can only select and insert the contents of one page at a time.

Can I update inserted diagrams? Yes—just click the Add-ons tab and select Lucidchart Diagrams > Update Inserted Diagrams. The images will automatically reflect any changes you've made. This only works if you're the document owner.

Choose the Lucidchart add-on for Google Docs

Avoid the stress of trying to create diagrams within Google Docs. Lucidchart not only gives you access to dozens of diagram templates, but it also makes it easy to start from scratch and collaborate with others. With the Lucidchart add-on for Google Docs, it’s easier than ever to create attractive, professional documentation. 

Beef up any meeting materials when you give Lucidchart a shot and add a diagram to your Google Doc. 

Start diagramming with Lucidchart today—try it for free!

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The most popular online Visio alternative, Lucidchart is utilized in over 180 countries by millions of users, from sales managers mapping out target organizations to IT directors visualizing their network infrastructure.

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