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  • Google Apps Update Alerts for March 30th

    Conditional formatting improvements in Google Sheets

    Posted: 30 Mar 2015 02:58 PM PDT

    People using Google Sheets will now have more powerful conditional formatting options. This launch will add the following features:

    • Ability to add gradient conditional formatting rules (e.g. green -> orange, where the lowest numbers are shaded green and the highest are shaded orange, with gradient shades in between)
    • More style choices like bolding, striking through, and italicizing text based on conditional formatting rules
    • A new look for the conditional formatting editing pane
    • Import/export of color scale conditional formatting

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    Conditional formatting can be added by highlighting the relevant cells and selecting Format > Conditional formatting from the menus.

    Release track:
    Rapid release and Scheduled release

    For more information:
    Help Center


    Note: all launches are applicable to all Google Apps editions unless otherwise noted

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    Google+ Photos coming to Google Drive

    Posted: 30 Mar 2015 02:42 PM PDT

    Google Drive allows you to store and access your files anywhere—on the web, on your hard drive, or on the go. We’re now making it easier to store and organize your photos and videos in Google Drive as well.

    Moving forward, people using Google+ Photos will see their photos and videos automatically in Google Drive. They will appear in a new menu item called Google Photos, and can be shared, moved, and renamed like any other Drive file:

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    This feature will start rolling out for consumers today in Drive for Android, iOS and the web, and will roll out gradually to Apps customers in the coming weeks. A notification in Drive will give people the option to add a Google Photos folder to My Drive, allowing them to manage their photos and videos alongside other types of files if they so choose. Existing Google+ Photos users will notice their photos and videos available in Drive in the coming weeks. 

    Note: photos and videos backed up to Drive via Auto Backup will not count towards storage quota, but Apps users may want to review their Google+ Photos Auto Backup settings to avoid inadvertent syncing to their corporate Drive account.

    See the Help Center for more information on organizing, syncing and deletion options.

    Release track:
    Rapid release (gradual rollout) starting in the coming weeks, with Scheduled release to follow two weeks after rollout to Rapid. See the release calendar for specific dates as they are available.

    For more information:
    Help Center
    Get the latest Google Drive apps from Google Play and the App Store
    Drive blog post
    Posted Mar 31, 2015, 5:53 AM by James Hatz
  • Two new GAFE announcements


    Posted: 25 Feb 2015 11:22 AM PST

    Today we announced several improvements to Google Classroom. On the web, teachers can now bring their own personal touches to Classroom by uploading their own images to use as themes. They can add their own custom images, or choose from our gallery of options, which has been updated with 18 new images and 30 pattern themes.

    For the Android and iOS Classroom apps, we added the ability for students and teachers to view the class resource page, and a few other features for both Android and iOS. 

    The Classroom app allows students to do their work anytime, anywhere and is designed for schools with iPads or Android tablets and students' personal devices. If you are a Google Apps for Education admin and your school is using managed Android tablets, iPads, or ChromeOS devices, please consider installing the Classroom app centrally, as students may not be able to install it themselves. To make sure students have a great experience using the Classroom app, be sure to install the Drive and Docs apps (Docs, Slides, and Sheets) to the devices at the same time. 

    To learn more about our native mobile apps, please visit the Classroom Help Center.

    Release track:
    Rapid release and Scheduled release

    For more information:
    Help Center

    Note: all launches are applicable to all Google Apps editions unless otherwise noted

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    Customizable headers and footers, page numbers in Google Docs

    Posted: 25 Feb 2015 10:17 AM PST

    People using Google Docs can now use different headers and footers on the first pages of their documents, which comes in handy for:

    • Following academic formatting guidelines (e.g. MLA, CMS, APA)
    • Starting page numbering on the second page
    • Making a title page without headers or footers

    After inserting a header or footer in your document you’ll see a new checkbox―just tick it and you’ll be able to set a different header and footer on the first page:
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    There’s also a new Insert > Page Number menu that lets you customize how and where you start your page numbers―like on the bottom of the second page, for example.
    Posted Feb 26, 2015, 11:06 AM by James Hatz
  • Offline access to Google Docs editors auto-enabled when signing into Chrome browser on the web

    Offline access to Google Docs editors auto-enabled when signing into Chrome browser on the web

    Posted: 03 Feb 2015 02:46 PM PST

    When working in a Chrome browser, people using the Google Docs editors with offline access enabled can work on files even when not connected to the internet. Files are synced so they can be viewed and edited offline, allowing for continued productivity regardless of one’s internet connection.

    Setting up offline access manually can be cumbersome, so in a couple of weeks you’ll be able to just sign into Chrome on the web and visit Drive, Docs, Sheets, or Slides―and offline will be enabled automatically. This is already the default behavior on Chrome OS, so nothing will change there.

    Note that Google Apps users should not sign into a Chrome browser on public/non-work computers with their Google Apps accounts to avoid unintended file syncing.

    Posted Feb 4, 2015, 5:55 AM by James Hatz
  • Google Updates Alerts

    Protected sheets and ranges improvements in Google Sheets

    Posted: 21 Jan 2015 02:50 PM PST

    We’re launching several improvements to the protected sheets and ranges functionality in Google Sheets, providing faster and more granular control when locking down sections of content in spreadsheets.

    Key changes include:
    • Ability to lock down all content in a sheet except a particular cell or range
    • Faster set up with the ability to re-use the same permissions you previously chose on a different set of cells
    • Ability to quickly lock down a sheet or range to only a single person, a small number of people or a domain
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    Release track:
    Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming in two weeks

    For more information:
    Help Center

    Note: all launches are applicable to all Google Apps editions unless otherwise noted

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    New versions of the Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps on Android and IOS

    Posted: 21 Jan 2015 02:05 PM PST

    New versions of the Google Docs, Sheets and Slides apps are now available on Google Play and the App Store. New features include real-time spell-checking in documents (new for iOS only), inserting links (Android only) and hiding rows/columns in spreadsheets, and grouping shapes in presentations. We’ve also added support for Touch ID on iOS, so you can unlock Docs, Sheets and Slides with your unique fingerprint.

    Release track:
    Rapid release and Scheduled release

    For more information:
    (New) Google Docs blog post
    Download the latest Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps on Google Play and the App Store

    Note: all launches are applicable to all Google Apps editions unless otherwise noted

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    Posted Jan 22, 2015, 6:16 AM by James Hatz
  • New Google Drive coming soon

    New status menu, bandwidth control for Google Drive for Mac/PC

    Posted: 14 Jan 2015 12:20 PM PST

    Google Drive for Mac/PC syncs any or all of your files to Google Drive on the web, making them available anywhere, at any time, on any device. It also provides secure cloud-based storage for your files.

    A new version of Google Drive for Mac/PC is rolling out this week, featuring a new, more visually rich status menu. The menu allows people using Google Drive for Mac/PC to more clearly follow their sync status, including guidance on already synced files, files currently syncing and files yet to be synced. When you hover over a recently synced file, you’ll see an icon that saves you steps by letting you share it right from the menu:

    You can also now choose to limit how much bandwidth Drive consumes while syncing your files for those times when you need extra bandwidth for something else. You can do that in the Advanced section of the Preferences menu.
    Posted Jan 15, 2015, 6:28 AM by James Hatz
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    ‎Links to instructions on how to change various browser homepage settings for both Mac and Windows users.‎
  • Saving to your networked Home drive from Microsoft Office on a Windows 7 PC.doc   258k - Mar 14, 2011, 12:40 PM by James Hatz (v1)
    ‎Instructions for saving from classmate pc‎
  • Saving YouTube Videos as a file   0k - Oct 6, 2010, 1:54 PM by James Hatz (v1)
    ‎Sometimes you may wish to save a youtube video for use in another program or at a computer without Internet access. This document explains how.‎
  • moodle template.xls   30k - Oct 6, 2010, 9:00 AM by James Hatz (v1)
    ‎Template to import students into Moodle‎
  • Changing File Associations on the Mac   0k - Aug 14, 2010, 8:12 PM by James Hatz (v1)
    ‎Simple four step process for changing default file associations.‎
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