For those who interact with MS Office users, it’s always handy to have easy ways to skip between MS and Google formats. Google have just made things a little smoother by allowing you to access and add comments to MS docs directly from the Google Drive Preview pane.
A new update to Google Docs makes it easy to change the case of selected text into all uppercase (ABC DEF), all lowercase (abc def), or Title Case (Abc Def).
Simply highlight the text in question and select Format > Capitalisation from the menu, then choose one of the three options:
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.
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:
Some time ago I posted about templates, and how to use them in Google Drive. Google has now introduced a new template gallery for the desktop versions of Docs, Sheets and Slides, offering a new interface design and lots of new template designs.
If you’re using the Chrome browser, you can type in a document using your voice, provided that you have a working microphone built in to your device or connected via a port.
In your document, open the Tools menu and find Voice typing…
Google have made it a little easier to handle relative font sizes within Google Docs and Slides.
Now, if you highlight some text (or a number of text boxes) in Docs or Slides, you can manipulate the font size of the highlighted text in increments of 1pt.
Google Docs is gradually improving into a fairly capable word processor, but there are still one or two features available in many other word processors that haven’t yet made it into Docs. One such feature is the ability to print documents in booklet format, i.e. to print the pages side by side on a page turned to landscape format.