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Google Adds New Google Docs Features, Subtracts One

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In Google Docs, there is a new sort-by-relevance feature for search results. When you search in Google Docs, your results will be organized by relevance, rather than "last modified date", which has been the way of the past. There is a menu on the right side of the toolbar that lets you decide how you want your results sorted.

Google Docs Relevance Feature

"This improvement to search within Docs also includes automatic stemming and synonyms," says Vijay Bangaru, Product Manager, Google Docs. "So if you search for ‘check account’, we’ll also include results for a few variations of those words, including ‘checking account’ (which is what you probably meant to type). Or if you search for "mac book", we’ll also include results for ‘macbook’."

There is also a new "export all" option in Google Docs to let you export all of your documents (limited to 2GB at a time) with a single click. Google says that’s the equivalent of about 100,000 documents.

Google Docs - Export All

In addition, you can export one file and email it to anyone by selecting an item, clicking "share", and selecting "email as attachment." You can then choose if you want to send it as a PDF, MS Office file, etc.

Finally, Google is removing the "email-in" feature from Google Docs because it has been too buggy and it only supports a small subset of document types compared to the Docs list. They’re taking it down temporarily to work on it, and will bring it back with better functionality.

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