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Pixelisation [PersonRank 1]

Thursday, July 17, 2008
12 years ago6,792 views

Here there are... the only 390 templates, for docs, spreadsheets, and presentations.
docs.google.com/templates

The release:
google.com/google-d-s/whatsnew ...

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My questions:
Why haven't they merge Presentations' template and the gadgets directory with the global directory?
Why no templates use any gadget (at least Google's ones)?
Why to propose "Calendars & Schedules" if there's no way to sync a Google Calendar with a Google Spreadsheet (this should have been implemented first!)
Why not to create forms... for documents? (as they no separate forms from spreasheet, they could make form a whole app so that we could attach them to docs or spreadsheet and access forms from the Docs List)
And why not to create templates for forms?

Pixelisation [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

There's also a new (?) full screen editor mode for documents.

Above 2 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Pixelisation [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Here the official blog entry for the new gallery:
googledocs.blogspot.com/2008/0 ...

Keith Chan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Wow, the gallery is amazing, at least it would be one thing better than Office since their template sucks.

Pixelisation's questions are valid though but I think they should be able to fix those soon.

Keith Chan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Google even run ads to promote this features:

When searching "template" in Google:


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On Blogoscoped:


lh4.ggpht.com/album.keith/SH7g ...

Ulf Sjöström [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Comcast parody in "Blue Rays Resume"-template?

"wannajob[put at-character here]comcast.com"

Keith Chan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I realize there is no way I could use a template for existing documents. How interesting ...

Pixelisation [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

>I realize there is no way I could use a template for existing documents. How interesting ...

Yeah, I've noticed too. I don't know why it doesn't work to copy/paste the CSS code.
Is there any workaround?

Ahab [PersonRank 5]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]Pixelisation
A template may not be just the CSS defintition. The Document default styles may have been changed or turned off), and the template document may be using tables (and perhaps headers and footers).

Vertex42 [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Great suggestions, Pixelisation. The launch of the gallery was a huge step. 300+ templates all at once was quite an achievement. I know for myself that the main reason for not providing more templates was time.

Pixelisation [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Now, there's "only" 294 templates (vs. 309 few days ago). Why?

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