New updates for Google Apps – OctoberPosted: October 21, 2014
Improved publishing interface for Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides
What’s new: Google has launched a new publishing interface for Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. The interface makes it easier for people to understand how document, spreadsheet, and presentation content can be published as a webpage or embedded in their own website(s). In the new Google Sheets, the new interface also provides the ability to publish specific sheets and charts without publishing the entire document.
How it works: In Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides, from the File menu, select Publish to the Web and choose to link to or embed your content.
Check out the Help Centre to learn more.
Simplified sharing experience for Google Docs editors and Google Drive
What’s new: Google has launched a new simplified sharing experience for the Google Docs editors and Google Drive, making it easier for people to find and copy the link for a file or folder to share with others.How it works: To give access to your file to others, click the blue Share button (or select a file or folder in Drive and click the person icon), and you’ll see a new Get shareable link button and grey icon in the upper right corner of the pop-up window:
With one click on Get shareable link, you’ll see your file’s link appear and that the icon turns from grey to green, meaning that the file is ready to be shared with view-only access:
If you want anyone with the link to do more with your file, like leave comments and suggestions or make edits, just change “Can view” to “Can comment” or “Can edit” in the dropdown. And as always, if you only want certain people to be able to view, comment on, or edit your file, add their email addresses and we’ll send them a link that only they can access.
Check out the Google Drive blog post and learn more about sharing in the Help Centre.
Faster syncing, better uploads with the new Google Drive app on iOS
What’s new: A new version of the Google Drive app for iOS is now available in the App Store, containing the following features:
- Faster syncing
- New upload experience that shows progress and destination
Get the Google Drive app in the App Store.