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  • Smarter Forms
    Spend less time building questions with smarter Forms

    Since its launch in 2008, more than a billion questions have been asked in Forms, allowing us to identify common patterns, like question types and the response options that usually go with them. With the help of neural networks, we can now predict the type of question you’re asking and suggest potential responses for you to choose from, giving you back about 25 percent of the time you used to spend creating a Form.

    Let’s say you’re planning an all-day event at the office and need to know which day works best for your team. When you type “What days are you available next week?” Forms will intelligently determine that “Checkbox” is the ideal question type, and generate related response options that you can add one by one or all together.  Note - Asking What Size, or Which Month also lists items for you automatically.  

    Also debuting today is a top-requested feature from our business and education customers — the new “File upload” question type. Your respondents can now upload files from their computer or Drive — all of which are neatly collected for you in a new Drive folder. Note: This feature is only available for G Suite customers in Forms shared within their organization.

    Posted Oct 20, 2016, 7:13 AM by James Hatz
  • Table of Contents now with page numbers

    Page numbers now in table of contents in Google Docs

    Posted: 05 Oct 2016 10:47 AM PDT

    The table of contents in Google Docs makes it easy to organize and navigate long and complex documents. Starting today, you have the option to include page numbers in these tables, a frequent request from Google Apps customers. To do so, simply select the numbered option when inserting a table of contents from the Insert menu.

    Launch Details
    Release track:
    Launching to Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming in two weeks

    Rollout pace:
    Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility)

    All end users

    Change management suggested/FYI

    Posted Oct 6, 2016, 6:23 AM by James Hatz
  • Use regular expressions to search in Gdocs

    Use regular expressions to search in Google Docs

    Posted: 27 Sep 2016 07:18 AM PDT

    Starting today, you can use “regular expressions” to more quickly and easily find what you’re looking for in Google Docs on the web, much like you can in Google Sheets. With regular expressions, you can search for patterns of text, lists of words, and more, instead of single words or phrases.

    For instance, imagine you need to find all the US zip codes referenced in a lengthy document. To do so, you can simply search for [0-9]{5}(-[0-9]{4})?. This will identify any zip code in your document consisting of five numbers with an optional hyphen and four-digit add-on.

    To use regular expressions in the Find and Replace function, type the expression into the Find box and check the "Match using regular expressions" box. For more details, including info on those expressions that are supported in Docs, check out the Help Center.
    Posted Sep 28, 2016, 6:50 AM by James Hatz
  • Google Drive Search Changes

    What you love about Google Search — now for Drive

    Posted: 20 Sep 2016 09:56 AM PDT

    (Cross posted from the Google Drive blog

    Innovation is critical for business success, so we're constantly trying to build tools that enable our customers to do more. Starting today, you can use Natural Language Processing (NLP) and other new and improved features in Drive search on web to find files easier and faster. You'll also see a couple of highly-requested Google Docs features that have been added based on your feedback (thank you!).

    Search faster and with ease
    Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a fancy way of saying “search like you talk.” You can type things like “find my budget spreadsheet from last December” or “show me presentations from Anissa.” Drive will understand what you mean and give you the option to click for those specific search results. Drive NLP will get better with each query — so keep on searching. ;)

    Get help with speling — er, spelling
    When you're trying to find a doc fast, it's easy for typos to slip into your search. Drive now has a new autocorrect feature that suggests corrections to misspelled search terms — which can really help when your brain is moving faster than your fingers.

    Enjoy other updates based on your feedback
    We’ve also added a few small but mighty features in Google Docs to help you create your best work:

    • You can now easily split your document into multiple columns in Docs. Just choose “Columns” in the “Format” drop-down menu when you need more formatting options to get your point across.
    • We know that work happens in all types of file formats. So, when you open, convert and edit non-Google files in Docs, Sheets and Slides, we’ll now save a copy for you. Just view or download the non-Google source file in its original format directly from Revision History in Docs, Sheets and Slides on the web.

    These features are available globally and will roll out gradually starting today. As always, tell us know what you think about these new features on Google+ and Twitter. We’re listening. 

    Posted by Josh Smith, Product Manager, Google Drive

    Launch Details
    Release track:  
    Launching to Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming in 2 weeks

    Rollout pace: 
    Gradual rollout (potentially longer than 3 days for feature visibility)

    All end users
    Change management required
    Posted Sep 21, 2016, 12:44 PM by James Hatz
  • Google Drive deduplication flow

    Improving the deduplication flow when uploading to Google Drive

    Posted: 06 Sep 2016 07:30 AM PDT

    A common use case for Google Drive users is to download a file from their Drive to modify it locally, and then to re-upload the new version. In the past, this would result in duplicate files (the original and the new one), and users would have trouble finding the latest version. That’s why we’re introducing a change in Drive to deduplicate files which were uploaded in this way.

    Once launched, when users upload files that have the same filename as an existing file, they’ll be deduplicated, and the old file will be in revision history. This is so that if any mistakes are made, users can get back to the previous version. Similarly, uploaded folders will be merged with folders of the same name.

    To prevent the files from being deduplicated, click on “Keep as separate file” once it’s been uploaded.

    Available on the web today for Rapid release users, we hope you enjoy the simpler way to update your files.

    Launch Details
    Posted Sep 7, 2016, 5:29 AM by James Hatz
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  • Computer Best Practices   0k - Dec 7, 2015, 8:05 AM by James Hatz (v1)
    ‎Changes for the 2010/2011 school year for staff to be aware of.‎
  • Changing Browser Home Page   0k - Jul 5, 2011, 6:27 AM by James Hatz (v1)
    ‎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
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