Tag Archives: Share

Sharing Settings for Google Drive Folders

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: ...read more

Let Calendar Choose Suitable Event Times

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. ...read more

Using Google’s Cloud Print Service

On our home network we have a Windows PC (with printer attached), a Chromebook, a Linux netbook used as a media centre, and, intermittently, an Android phone. Visitors often bring their own devices too. The idea of configuring the network and all of these clients to be able to print to the Windows PC’s printer sounds pretty terrifying and, even were I to achieve it, printing would only be possible from within the local network. ...read more

Disable File Download, Printing and Copying

I’ve discussed the sharing of files in quite a number of previous posts – it is, after all, one of the main collaboration features of Google Drive.

Google has just strengthened its sharing system a little more, with the new ability to let owners of shared files lock some functions like downloading, printing, or copying. ...read more

New Edit Warnings in Google Sheets

In this previous post (and others) I discussed how to protect spreadsheet cells to prevent your collaborators from messing up your sheets with inappropriate edits.

Google has just made this a little more flexible by allowing you to add a warning text to selected ranges or cells within a sheet that can be edited by collaborators. ...read more