For many who use use open-source office suites such as LibreOffice and OpenOffice, the ODP format is the first choice for presentations. Following today’s announced update, you can download your Google Slides presentations in this file format.
Some time ago I posted about the Table of Contents tool built in to Google Docs.
At the time, and ever since, there’s been a demand from users for a simple way to include page numbering in the auto-generated Table of Contents. Happily, Google have now included this ability.
Navigating around long, complicated documents can be slow and a little tedious. I offered one possible workaround in this post, but a new Google Docs feature helps even more.
The new Outline Tool displays in a panel to the left of the page, where it lists headers for each section of your document. Using these links you can quickly hop from section to section within the document.
A while ago I wrote this post about exporting your presentations for use on mobile devices such as phones, tablets and e-readers.
Now a new feature from Google Docs offers a further option – you can now download your documents in the popular EPUB format.
A while back I wrote this post about splitting data into multiple columns in Google Sheets.
A small update has made this task a little easier. When you paste data into a sheet, a small contextual menu now appears. Clicking on this offers the option to Split text into columns:
A small update from Google has made it easier to view the sharing settings on shared Google Drive folders.
Previously it was not always easy to find out who the folder has been shared with or how to update the permissions. Now, for shared folders, a new icon appears next to the folder’s name in the navigation menu:
Google has made a few upgrades to the new version of Google Forms. They’ve also now made the new version of Forms the default, though you can still opt to return to the earlier version if you wish.
Google’s latest update makes it simpler to comment on your own or your colleagues’ Docs, Sheets, and Slides files on both the web and mobile platforms. Now, if you highlight some content, an icon appears at the right-hand page edge:
Google has overhauled the Recent view for files in Drive on the web.
The previous options Last modified, Last modified by me and Last opened by me have now disappeared, replaced by a dynamically-generated list based on how you’ve interacted with drive.
A while ago (nearly a year, in fact – how time flies…) I wrote this post about using Google Search as a countdown timer.
Google has now tweaked this feature to offer a little more functionality. As well as a countdown timer, the card now offers a second tab, this one offering a stopwatch instead: