I find that when I upload Styled HTML to Google Docs, eg. with CSS

.underline { text-decoration: underline; }
.del { text-decoration: line-through; }
mark { background: yellow } 

None of these will take effect. However if I use CSS produced when downloading a Google Docs as HTML like

.c9 {

It works. Can I say that Google does not take into considerations any CSS?

  • What about inline CSS?
    – digitxp
    Jan 1 '11 at 4:27

The latest version of Google Docs strips (most) CSS and the feature to edit HTML or edit CSS will not be returning.


I presume this is done to maintain consistency across multiple devices, especially mobile, which now supports document editing.

Here's another discussion with a possible (temporary) workaround:


Have you tried to add : !important like

underline {text-decoration: underline !important;}

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