All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Docs’

Google Adds Features To Docs, Slides

Google announced some feature updates to Google Docs and Slides over on Google+. In Docs, you can now merge table cells together and customize images from within documents. In Slides, you can now add slide numbers. Here’s the announcement post with more details: Google made a separate announcement about editing Office files: Google is currently using Google Drive to help …

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Google Docs Makes Sharing Files Easier

Google announced a new sharing experience for Google Docs aimed at making it easier to share your files with other people. You can still click the big “Share” button at the top of an open file lis usual, and you can share from the Drive list by clicking the person icon at the top of the page after you have …

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Google Now Lets You Delete Documents From The Editor

It’s hard to believe this wasn’t already a thing, but Google announced in a Google+ post on Wednesday evening that you can now delete files from Docs, Sheets, and Slides without having to leave the editor. Just go to file, then move to trash, and you’re all set. There’s not much else to say about this, but it’s certainly a …

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Google Launches Add-Ons For Docs And Sheets

Google announced the launch of add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets. These are third-party apps that add features to the programs. You’ll find an “add-ons” menu at the top of your screen when you have a document or spreadsheet open. From there you can browse available add-ons by going to “get add-ons”. There is also an option to manage the …

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Google Drive Gets Activity Stream So You Can Keep Track Of Changes To Files And Folders

Google announced on Tuesday that it’s rolling out a new activity stream feature for Google Drive, enabling users to see all changes made to and actions taken on files and folders. This should be ideal for collaborations, making it easier to see who did what, and when. Specifically, the activity stream will show when files are moved or removed, renamed, …

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Google Adds Handwriting Support To Gmail, Docs

Google announced today that it has added handwriting input support to Gmail and Google Docs. You can now input words directly into Gmail and Google Docs with your mouse or trackpad. First, you’ll need to enable input tools in Gmail or in Docs, and then select the handwriting input (which is shown with a pencil icon) of the language you …

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Google Now Suggests Search Results For You To Link To While Creating Documents In Google Drive

Google is now suggesting actual search results for people to link to while they’re creating documents and slides in Google Drive. Google has already had a feature that lets you find results to link to, but now it’s adding the power of suggestion. The company explains in a Google+ post: Google Drive21 hours ago You can hyperlink text in Docs …

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Apple Announces iWork For iCloud, Its Answer To Google Docs

At its Worldwide Developers Conference today, Apple announced its answer to Google Docs, iWork for iCloud. This is a browser-based version of Apple’s productivity suite, iWork, which works on a Mac or a PC. Pretty straight forward. It’s iWork, but cloud-based. It works for Pages, Numbers and Keynote. It also works on non-Apple browsers, and on Windows. Public beta will …

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Rob Schneider IS The Latest Microsoft Anti-Google Spokesperson

Microsoft has come out with a new attack-on-Google ad. You’re shocked right? This time it’s an Office ad called “Google Docs isn’t worth the gamble,” where Google Docs (which you might know better these days as Google Drive) is somehow equated with a shady casino game in which Rob Schneider is the swindler. Yes, that Rob Schneider: Now here’s Microsoft’s …

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Google Adds Offline Editing Support For Slides

Google announced today that Slides users can now create, edit, comment, and present presentations offline, just like with Docs. “Any new presentations or changes you make will be automatically updated when you get back online,” says Google software engineer Michael Frederick. “So you can continue polishing slides on your next flight, and head to your upcoming presentation without worrying about …

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Google Drive Gets Thousands Of New Stock Photos

Remember back in August, when Google was calling on Google Drive users to select the ThinkStock images they liked best, so they could expand their selection of stock images? Well, Google has now added the selected photos, and there are 5,000 of them. “Thanks to your suggestions, 5,000 new photos of nature, weather, animals, sports, food, education, technology, music and …

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You Can Now Edit Google Drive Spreadsheets From Your Mobile Device

Google announced today that it has added the ability to edit spreadsheets from your mobile device with the Google Drive app for Android and iOS. You can now create a new spreadsheet or edit an existing one, as you would be able to from the desktop. “You can switch fonts, resize columns, sort data, and more,” says software engineer Shrikant …

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