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Are you tired of seeing low-resolution diagrams when you print from Google Docs? This is no longer a problem!

Support for high resolution images  has been added to the Google Docs Add-on, which allows you to embed diagrams directly in your documents.

Step 1: Install the Add-on for Google Docs

If you haven’t used with Google Docs before, add it from the Chrome webstore, or from within a Google document, select Add-ons from the menu, and then search for using the search function at the top right of the dialog box. Google Docs - search for add-ons

Accept the permissions that are displayed to install the add-on.

If you don’t have any diagrams stored in your Google Drive, you’ll need to create a diagram: Go to, click New and then select More → Diagrams. When you are finished, save your diagram.

Now, you are ready to insert a high resolution version of your diagram into a Google document.

Step 2: Insert a high resolution diagram

Select Add-ons → Diagrams → Insert Diagrams

Insert diagram in Google Docs

Select the diagram you want to insert into your document, and click Select.

Make sure the Retina checkbox is selected in the following dialog, and click Insert.

Insert high quality diagram in Google Docs

Your diagram will be inserted into your document and automatically linked to the file stored in your Google Drive. You can see that it is a high-resolution version because ?scale=2 has been added to the diagram link.

High resolution diagram in a Google document

Tip: Convert existing diagrams to high-resolution

To convert an existing diagram in a Google document, simply add ?scale=2 to each diagram link, as you can see in the image above.

Now your diagrams will look stunning when printed!