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How to Insert Diagrams in Google Docs

Lucid Content Team

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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. From an open Google Doc, select Extensions from the top menu bar.
  2. Hover over Add-ons and click Get add-ons.
  3. Search for Lucidchart and click Install. Select Continue to give Lucid permission to begin installing.
  4. Click Allow to give Lucid access to your Google Account.
  5. In the confirmation window that appears, click Done.

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. Click Browse Documents in the Lucidchart add-on sidebar on the right. 
  3. Select the thumbnail of the document you want to insert. If you are importing a multi-page Lucidchart document, only the first page will be inserted by default. 
  4. Click Select.

How to create a new document with the Lucidchart add-on  

You can even access the Lucidchart editor to create a new diagram and add it to your doc. To do this, click Create New from the corresponding add-on sidebar. The add-on will direct you to the editor.

Frequently asked questions

Can I share my Lucidchart document from Google Docs? No, but you can access Lucid using the add-ons and share your documents from there. To do this, click the three-dot menu in the top-right corner of the add-on sidebar and select Manage diagrams to access all your Lucid documents and share with collaborators.

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. To learn more about the Lucidchart add-on, read our how to make a flowchart in Google Docs post or our post on creating a diagram in Google Sheets.

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

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