How to Print Your Tasks From Google Docs, Chat, and Gmail

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When using one of Google’s apps like Docs, Sheets, Slides, Chat, or Gmail, you can easily add tasks using the side panel. But did you know you can also print your to-do list directly from this convenient location?

Maybe you have a list of tasks you want to put on the fridge for your family or project tasks you want to give to your team. You can easily print this list and place it wherever you want or distribute it to those who need it.

View your tasks

To view your to-do list in any of Google’s apps, first show the side panel. You can do this by clicking on the arrow that appears in the lower right corner of the screen.


Use the arrow to display the side panel

You will then see icons for Calendar, Keep, Tasks and Contacts in this panel on the right. Open Tasks.


When you see your tasks in the sidebar, also on the right, choose the list from the drop-down list at the top.

Drop-down list to select a task list

If you want, you can also see your completed tasks by expanding Done at the bottom of the sidebar.

Completed tasks expanded in the side panel

Print your tasks

Once your tasks are open, click on the three dots at the top right to display More actions, sort the list first, then choose “Print list”.

Print list in the More menu

Follow your operating system and browser prompts to print your task list. When you print unfinished tasks, you will see all details, due dates and times, and starred tasks marked on the printout. If you have a recurring task, you will simply see the snooze icon.

To-do list with details, due date and star

If you also want to print your completed tasks, be sure to expand the Completed section in the sidebar. Next, select the Print List option from the More drop-down menu. The only additional information you’ll see for completed tasks is any details you’ve added.

To-do list with completed tasks

When you’re done, use the X at the top right of the Tasks sidebar to close it.

We may not be printing as much as we used to. But if you want a physical copy of your own tasks or a list for someone else, it’s easy to print from Google’s apps.

To learn more, take a look at how to use Google Calendar for tasks and reminders.

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