How to Make Periods Bigger on Google Docs

When we talk, we take breaks according to the situation and after that, our sentences start to make sense. Have you ever tried to learn a new language other than your mother tongue?

If yes, then you must be aware of the fact that taking breaks while speaking a language is so important in order for our sentence structures, but what to do when you are writing a sentence and not speaking.

We will talk generally here; we use punctuations alongside grammar, right?

Yes, those small commas and dots seem so underrated but they are actually the backbone of the language – if we are speaking of the English language – it does not apply only to the English language but also it matters in almost all languages.

When we include punctuations while writing, it adds life to our sentence structure and language skills. Now, many among us use online platforms to read and write, all thanks to the COVID-19. This has become a new norm, and honestly, not many people disliked the idea.

You can access files and documents online, get done with your assignments or job tasks, that too online. All official documentation is being online and you can even use Google docs to share, edit, and create tasks for yourself and others as well.

We will briefly explain how you can make periods bigger in Google docs to enhance the impact of your work, because dot matters!

A little bit about Google Docs:

Google Docs is a segment of Google Workspace and it is very efficient in writing and saving documents without them taking any space in your device. All work you have done on Google Docs will be saved on your Google Drive and you can access whenever you would like to, with no hassle to copy it in the USB or send files via any other platforms. In short, this is your safe space after all.

Google Workspace is comprised of Google docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Forms, Google Keep, Google Sites, Google Drive, Gmail, Google Meets, Google Calendar, as well as Google Chats. All these applications are linked with each other somehow and can easily be accessed from anywhere in the world with your Gmail account and Google Drive.

Google Docs is available in more than 100 languages and can easily be accessed via Android, Mac, or IOS devices you may use. You can keep the Google workspace in your phone or laptop for easy access to all applications. All you will need is your account’s login credentials alongside some internet connection and you are good to go.

The best is it is compatible with your web browser –mostly people use Google and Chrome as your web browsers worldwide – and it is an extension of your software. Easy access and great work on the fingertips of your hands!

Now, let’s talk about how to add your dot in Google Docs. We will share a few easy methods to do it with ease and comfort:

Make your dot matter

The top of the list method is simple in terms of understanding but it might take a bit more time than average in order to complete the whole process. This method is suitable if you do not have a longer document. You can perform this manual method in two ways; either change the size of each period when you are compiling the document. The second option is to change the periods once you have finished your whole document.

It is highly recommended to choose this method when you have a short document, if you choose to apply this method on a long document it will cost you lots of time. Here is how to do it:

  • The very first step is to open the document in which you want to make changes in the Google docs
  • Tap on the period by right-clicking on it –the period you want to change – and select it

  • Now, you need to tap on the Font Size option from the home section in the top bar

  • Tap on the font size that you want and click on it
  • A bigger font size is highly recommended in order to make your dot matter
  • Same goes for the method in which you want to decrease the size of your dot

That is it. Your period size is changed already and we are sure that if you have selected a good size for it, it is now visible.

This method has both good and bad sides; the good one is you can select manually the period whose size you want to change without much hassle and the bad side is that if you have many periods whose size needs to be changed, then time is what you need the most.

Change the Font entirely

The second method on the list is to change the entire font alongside the period. This method is not very reasonable unless you are going to have a bigger font for the entire document or for the entire sentence. Unlike the first method, it requires less effort and saves your time too.

This method might not work for everyone out there, so you can skip this method if you do not like it if it does not concern you.

Now, if you are still reading this method, let us get straight to it:

  • Once again, open your Google Docs and go straight to your desired folder
  • Now, for this method, it will be a lot easier if you have the document compiled and written already
  • But of course, you can change the size of your sentences as you are writing, it is totally your call
  • Select the text; word, sentence, paragraph, or even entire document

  • Now, go to the Font size option in the home section once again

  • Select your desired font and your desired size as well

If you have followed all the steps accurately, you will have changed the font style easily alongside your period.

This method works well if you are changing only a paragraph or a sentence in the document. On the other hand, if your document requires the exact font size and style you have chosen this might work well but, if not. We would prefer to stick with the first method or the next method.

Keep on reading to find out!

The Easy method

This method is one of my personal favorites and I like to call it the Easy Method. Here is why and how.

This method uses the ‘find and replace’ tool available in your Google Docs and you can easily find and select all periods – as it is quite obvious by the name – in the entire documents and change their sizes at once. Isn’t it great!

Let’s see how we can do this in a few simple steps:

  • Open the Google Docs and the document in which you want to make changes:

  • There you will find the ‘Add-ons’ option which will be placed right next to the Help section

  • Tap on it and you will find a drop-down with a list of option

  • Choose the ‘Get Add-ons’ and tap on it

  • This will take you to the Google Workspace Marketplace – make sure you are connected to the internet – directly

  • You will see a search bar option at the top, find ‘Advanced Find & Replace’ – make sure you choose this one – and press the enter

  • Click on the very first result after the search
  • You will find an install option there, tap on it to install this

  • You might need Google Account permission to do so
  • You can also add different Add-ons from here to enhance the quality of your work and make it way easier for you in the longer run
  • Once it is installed, go back to Google Docs and again to your document in it and then to the ‘Add-ons’ option once again

  • There you will find the ‘Advanced Find & Replace’ option

  • Now, from the drop-down list, please select ‘Find & Replace once again

  • Once you click on it, a new pop-up window will appear with some options
  • In the very first option ‘Find’, type the period (.).

  • In the second option given named ‘Replace’ again add the (.).

  • Now, you can choose your desired font size from here

  • You can also choose the font style, text color, or even if you want to add a highlight color here. That totally depends on you.
  • Now, scroll down and choose the Replace All option from there

By following these steps, you have now successfully changed the size of the period on your Google Docs. This method works quickly, saves your precious time, and gets the job done with 100% accuracy. However, we might want to add that this will work only if you want to increase the size of all periods in your document.


All three methods to change the period size mentioned here work for different requirements. The one might not suitable for you but it can be a lifesaver for another. So choose wisely and work flawlessly.