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.
For those of you who prefer to base their activities around the Gmail Inbox, Google has introduced a new feature that may help you run things more efficiently.
Add-ons for Gmail allows third-party applications to work seamlessly within your inbox to help you complete tasks without leaviong Gmail.
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:
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.