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 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’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.
Google has added ‘recycle bin’ features to Calendar, similar to those available in Gmail and Drive, allowing you to easily restore calendar events that have been deleted.. The name of the feature varies according to your language and location settings; in my ‘British English’ setup it’s called Bin, but I suspect that in the USA it will be called Trash.
When you create an event for multiple people in Google Calendar, you usually want to choose a date and time when all of the people you want to invite can attend without rearranging their own agendas.
If your guests have shared their calendars with you, Google Calendar can make this task easier for you by suggesting times that work for everybody.
Sometimes you might want to quote a small part of an email in your reply. This can be achieved with a handy Gmail Lab. (It was originally launched as a standard Gmail feature, but later moved into Labs).