Add A Cool Linen Background To Google Docs

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Today’s PSA is brought to you by the letter L. What word starts with L? Linen! If you’ve ever used Google Docs, you’ll recall that the interface is wildly ugly. Well no longer. Using a plugin and a nice, big Linen JPG, you can turn GDocs into a thing of beauty.

For whatever reason (probably for SEO), a Brisbane, Australia driving school is hosting this Linen background for GDocs and is offering a set of simple instructions to set it up. While I don’t want to ruin their Google juice, here’s how to do it:

1. Install Stylish for Chrome or Firefox (IE users can pop over here).
2. Install the UserStyle.
3. Enjoy.

The creator, Matt Williams, noted that the background is “inspired by iOS/OS X Lion” and his noble goal was to make Google Docs pretty. Thanks to you, Mr. Williams. And if I’m ever in Brisbane, I promise I will take driving lessons from your teachers.