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New version of Google Docs?

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, June 26, 2007
13 years ago4,047 views

Google announces a new version of Google Docs...
google-d-s.blogspot.com/2007/0 ...

Is Google spreadsheets coming? Or is this only an enhancement of the existing features?

SQ89 [PersonRank 3]

13 years ago #

Spreadsheets are already there, and it will only be an update to the docs list (probably not to the editors):
groups.google.com/group/GDSupd ...

Tue Abrahamsen [PersonRank 7]

13 years ago #

But one could imagine that this is an update to the UI, which makes it easier to add new document types, and perhaps even integrate tightly with other gSoftware(tm).

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Art, did you mean Google presentations?

Danny [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Oh great, maybe they will also add powerpoint....

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Can't wait!!!! ^_^

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Philipp, i meant presentations indeed. Of course: spreadsheets are already there, I've shared one with all of you ages ago ;-)

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Agreed – it must be slideshows. It's got to be a big update if they're announcing it on their blog before it has even been released.

...besides, it's summer, isn't it?

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

From docs.google.com/support/ (on the right hand side):

"6/26/2007
That's right, very soon we're going to launch a new Docs list – a wish fulfilled for those of us who've wanted an easier way to organize and manage our documents and spreadsheets. Why are we announcing the launch of our new Docs list before it has ...
Read more"

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Full link: groups.google.com/group/GDSupd ...

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

New Favicon?
docs.google.com/favicon.ico

I want Presentations!!!

Pau Tomàs [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Ummm... new favicon?

docs.google.com/favicon.ico

Pau Tomàs [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Mrrix32, you're faster than me :)

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I'm guessing that means it's new then :-)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Yeah, but what is that exactly?

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

You can sort the list of Documents now (I'm not sure you could before). Also if a document has a long title and tags it is now cut on to two lines.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

The " New Features " page has the following on top:

<< Easier invitations
You shared your concerns about the old invitation system: needing to invite everyone on a mailing list, or having problems inviting users who had multiple addresses and multiple Google Accounts. So we've simplified our invitations to work better in those cases.
Best of all, inviting people is as easy as ever. >>

google.com/google-d-s/whatsnew ...

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

It seems to me that Google are testing the waters to see if people really are waiting for presentations (by attempting to build up hype and seeing if the community latch on).

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I just hope the servers won't let us down when the moment of truth arrives.

(I know it's rare, but anything is possible)

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

The new design is live for me in the US. Here is the main interface upon logging into Docs & Spreadsheets.


farm2.static.flickr.com/1229/6 ...

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

You can create a new Document, Spreadsheet or Folder by clicking on the 'New' button.


farm2.static.flickr.com/1226/6 ...



Selecting one of the checkboxes next to a Document or Spreadsheet and selecting the 'More Actions' button will give you the following options.


farm2.static.flickr.com/1107/6 ...

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Clicking on the 'New > Folder' option brings you to a screen similar to this:


farm2.static.flickr.com/1062/6 ...



The folder name and description area becomes an editable field just by mousing over it.

After creating a couple of folders, you can click on any folder that you like from the left hand menu. Also, you can minimize any link section on the left by clicking on the plus/minus image.


farm2.static.flickr.com/1272/6 ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Now that it's live I would like to invite you all over to the new thread:
blogoscoped.com/forum/100662.h ...

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