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Google Launches Add-Ons For Docs And Sheets

Google Launches Add-Ons For Docs And Sheets

By Chris Crum March 11, 2014

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. …

Google Docs Adds Spreadsheet Protection Feature
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Google has launched a feature for spreadsheets in Google Docs called Sheet Protection. Basically, this will allow a user to let collaborators edit certain sheets of a spreadsheet while restricting them from others.

To use the feature, simply go to the sheet, and bring up the menu. You will find the option that says "Protect Sheet."

Google Docs List View Not Just for Mobile Anymore

Google Docs users may recall last month when Google improved the mobile version by adding list view for spreadsheets, which allows you to view, edit, sort, and filter them. Before that you could only view them.

Google has now made the same list view available for working on spreadsheets from desktop and notebook computers. It can be found in the View menu.

Google Makes Mobile Spreadsheets More Accessible
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Today Google announced an improvement to the mobile version of Google Docs. That is list view for spreadsheets, which allows you to view, edit, sort, and filter your spreadsheets from your mobile device.

Previously, you could only view your spreadsheets on mobile devices. Now, they basically have full functionality.

One Laptop Per Child Needs a Spreadsheet Solution
Dan Bricklin has ported the SocialCalc spreadsheet to the OLPC XO as an Open Source project. 

Hiding, Color Rules Added to Google Spreadsheets

Google Spreadsheets has several new features, as a Google Docs Guide in the official help group on the subject announced today:

Google Locks Up Spreadsheet Features

A round of updates at Google Docs & Spreadsheets added some handy features to users of the spreadsheet side of the service.

Google Spreadsheets Hooks Into Google Q&A
Google Q&A is a little-known feature in Google Search that determines data based on Google’s index of the web and returns answers straight up in your searches (like a famous person’s birthday).

Google Spreadsheets Updated
Google Spreadsheets has been updated, a minor release bumping the version number to 1.2.0i. The update fixes these issues:

  • spreadsheets not loading quick enough
  • spreadsheets not loading
  • disconnect error messages (and if you are disconnected, you will be reconnected automatically)
Microsoft Writes Off Google

Microsoft’s co-head of the Office software team says the company is not intimidated by Google’s web-based word processing and spreadsheet applications, claiming they will not appeal to corporate customers.

The Psyche of PC Owners

Apparently I’m not the only one wondering if Microsoft is going to take a big belly flop with Vista: David Morgenstern at eWeek has a column asking “What if Microsoft Held a Vista Party and Nobody Came?”.

Google Docs & Spreadsheets Launches

Check it: docs.google.com.

TechCrunch already has an overview.

Google Docs Takes Over For Writely

By combining the Writely online word processor and the Spreadsheets service into a single sign-on product, Google has moved ever closer to fulfilling the expectation they will someday place an online competitor to Microsoft Office online.

Google Spreads Out Spreadsheet Options

The search advertising company has added several features from the wish lists of Google Spreadsheets users to the service.

OLAP, An Alternative Technology Over Spreadsheets

Are Spreadsheets Robbing your Enterprise of Competitive Advantage?

Guide to Instant Product Creation

One day, not too long ago, most Internet Marketing forums had threads talking about creating eBooks for the purpose of Viral Marketing and the large sums of money that could be made by marketing eBooks. Since then, the evolution of the eBook has come a long way to include software applications which are really just compiled HTML with some kind of JavaScript.