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    More options for copying presentations in Google Slides

    Posted: 08 Jan 2020 07:00 AM PST

    Quick launch summary 

    When creating a copy of an existing Google Slides presentation, you'll now be able to:
    • Select specific slides to copy instead of the whole deck. 
    • Remove the speaker notes from the copy. 
    This feature makes it easier to parse out and share the most relevant content with your team, audience, or other stakeholders.

    Getting started 

    End users: To remove speaker notes from a full-deck copy, go to File > Make a Copy > Entire Deck and check “Remove all speaker notes.”

    Removing speaker notes from presentation copy



    To copy only certain slides, go to File > Make a Copy > Selected Slides. There, you’ll also have the option to remove all speaker notes from the selected slides.

    Select specific slides to copy instead of the whole deck

    Rollout pace 



    Availability 


    • Available to all G Suite customers

    Break out a single value within a pie chart in Google Sheets

    Posted: 08 Jan 2020 06:16 AM PST

    Quick launch summary 

    You can now “pull out” and highlight a slice from a pie or donut chart in Google Sheets. This feature gives you more ways to control the look of your charts and better display the most important data in Sheets.


    Getting started 

    End users: This feature is available by default. Visit the Help Center article to learn more about using this feature.

    Rollout pace


    Availability 


    • Available to all G Suite customers 

    Resources 


    Posted Jan 9, 2020, 5:23 AM by James Hatz
  • Help your team get more out of G Suite with four new resources

    Help your team get more out of G Suite with four new resources

    Posted: 18 Dec 2019 02:16 PM PST

    We’ve launched four new ways to help your organization learn how to use G Suite and move to a more modern way of working.

    • The G Suite Welcome Center: The Welcome Center offers resources and a roadmap for users to get to know G Suite. This Center contains details on the Learning Center, help guides for each app, switching guides, our new Sheets Coursera course, and more.
    • The Hangouts Meet Starter Kit: The Kit helps drive change and encourage staff to migrate to Hangouts Meet. It includes:
      • Customizable email templates that admins can send to users about how to use Meet.
      • Tip sheets with adoption best practices, change management resources, and IT Admin Q&A to help manage the transition.
      • Printable posters and meeting room cards to drive Meet awareness and show your team how to use it.
    • G Suite for Power Users: This page contains resources specifically curated for advanced users so they can get even more out of G Suite.
    • G Suite Hack for power users: This training has five challenge tasks employees can complete at their own pace, giving them a fun way to learn about G Suite.
    Posted Dec 19, 2019, 5:27 AM by James Hatz
  • G Suite Updates: 2 new posts

    G Suite Updates: 2 new posts

    Link to G Suite Updates Blog

    Send emails as attachments in Gmail

    Posted: 09 Dec 2019 12:06 PM PST

    What’s changing

    You can now attach emails to other emails in Gmail without downloading them first.


    To insert emails in a new thread, drag and drop them into the draft window.

    Another way to insert emails in a new thread is to select the emails and then from the overflow (three-dot) menu select “Forward as attachment”.

    To reply to an existing thread, you can pop-out the compose window and then drag and drop emails to it. 


    Who’s impacted

    End users 

    Why you’d use it

    We’ve heard from you that there are situations where attaching emails makes more sense than forwarding separate emails, like wanting to forward multiple messages related to a single topic. With this new functionality, you can do exactly that. Sending emails as attachments allows you to write a summary email message to your recipients, and attach the set of supporting emails that recipients can directly open in their mail client. 

    How to get started

    • Admins: No action required.
    • End users: You'll know this feature is available to you when you see the "Forward as attachment" option in the three-dot More menu. Follow the steps in this Help Center article.

    Additional details

    When emails are sent as an attachment: 
    • The attached email becomes a .eml file.
    • You can attach as many emails as you’d like.
    • When you click on a .eml email attachment, it will open in a new window.

    Helpful links

    Availability

    Rollout details
    *Please note that this feature is rolling out gradually. You’ll know this feature is available to you when you see the “Forward as attachment” option in the three-dot More menu.

    G Suite editions
    • Available to all G Suite editions

    On/off by default?
    • This feature will be ON by default.

    Stay up to date with G Suite launches

    Propose a new meeting time or add a note to Calendar invites from Gmail

    Posted: 09 Dec 2019 09:50 AM PST

    Quick launch summary
    When you open a Google Calendar invite in Gmail, you’ll see a new “More Options” dropdown menu, allowing you to propose a new time for the meeting or add a note to your RSVP. Selecting either option will open the respective event section in calendar.google.com, where you can make those updates directly.




    Note that this feature is only available for Gmail on the web at the moment. 

    Availability

    Rollout details
    G Suite editions
    • Available to all G Suite editions

    On/off by default?
    • This feature will be ON by default.
    Posted Dec 10, 2019, 5:32 AM by James Hatz
  • New Features for new Google Sites

    Improvements to image carousels, table of contents, and buttons in new Google Sites

    Posted: 02 Dec 2019 01:21 PM PST

    What’s changing

    We’re adding new options to recently released features in new Google Sites. You’ll now be able to:

    • Add captions to images in an image carousel
    • Set a transition speed for an image carousel
    • Hide headings from a table of contents
    • Choose between different styling options for buttons

    Who’s impacted

    End users

    Why you’d use them

    We recently launched the ability to insert image carouselstable of contents, and buttons in new Google Sites. Based on user feedback, we’re introducing several highly requested options to these features, to help you better customize your sites.

    How to get started


    • Admins: No action required.
    • End users: See below for more information on getting started with these features. Or, use our Help Center to learn more about customizing image carouselstable of contents, and buttons.

    Additional details

    Add captions to carousel images and set transition speed:
    To add a caption, hover over any image, click the “Add text” button, and select “Add caption”.


    To specify a transition speed for image carousels that auto-start, go to Settings > Transition speed and select an option from the dropdown menu.


    Hide a heading from a table of contents:
    To hide a heading from a Table of Contents, hover over a heading and click the Hide button. The heading will be hidden from view on your published site.


    More styling options for buttons:
    Buttons now have three styling options: filled, outlined, and text. By default, a newly added button will be filled, but you can can change the button’s style using the dropdown in its toolbar.


    Helpful links



    Availability


    Rollout details



    G Suite editions

    • Available to all G Suite editions


    On/off by default?

    • These features will be available by default.
    Posted Dec 3, 2019, 5:38 AM by James Hatz
  • Drive File Search

    Drive file suggestions in Google Chrome will be generally available beginning in December

    Posted: 02 Dec 2019 12:00 PM PST

    What’s changing

    Earlier this year, we announced a beta for Drive file suggestions in Google Chrome. This feature will start rolling out to customers beginning on December 16, 2019.
     For more information on this setting, see below.

    Drive file suggestions in Chrome allow users to search their Google Drive files directly from the Chrome URL bar, instead of drive.google.com. Currently, this functionality is limited to files that users have previously opened in Chrome. Starting on December 16, 2019, users who restart their browsers will be able to search for any Drive files that they have access to, including ones they haven’t previously opened in Chrome.



    Who’s impacted

    Admins and end users

    Why it’s important

    Starting December 16, 2019, Drive file suggestions in Chrome will be enabled by default for your organization.
    Posted Dec 3, 2019, 5:36 AM by James Hatz
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