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  • Google Drive now supports Import and Export from Open Office formats

    Export presentations in OpenDocument Presentation (ODP) format from Google Slides

    Posted: 17 Nov 2016 09:44 AM PST

    Being able to save Google Slides in the OpenDocument Presentation (.odp) file format has been a popular request from the open-source community and organizations that use open-source office suites, such as LibreOffice and OpenOffice. Starting today, you can download your Google Slides presentations in the ODP file format. 

    From a Google Slides presentation, click File > Download as > ODP Document (.odp) to download your presentation as an ODP file. The file will be saved to your default download folder. 

    With this update, you can now import and export all three major OpenDocument file formats: .odt files for documents, .ods for spreadsheets, and .odp for presentations.



    Please note that some formatting (e.g. tables and complex shapes) may be lost during file conversion.

    Launch Details
    Release track:
    Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release 

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

    Editions:
    Available to all G Suite editions 

    Impact:
    All end users 

    Action:
    Change management suggested/FYI 


    Posted Nov 18, 2016, 5:39 AM by James Hatz
  • Save time with new custom templates in Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms

    Save time with new custom templates in Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms

    Posted: 16 Nov 2016 10:01 AM PST

    We recently launched new tools in G Suite like ExploreAction items, and other features to help your teams save time and focus on what’s important: creating impactful work, quicker. We know time spent re-creating files in the workplace takes away from the time your team can spend collaborating and achieving results.

    That’s why, today, we’re introducing custom templates in G Suite for the Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms files your teams use the most.

    Simply submit files to shared template galleries in the DocsSheetsSlides, and Forms home screens for your co-workers to adapt and use as needed. With these customizable templates, your teams can focus less on formatting and more on driving impact and sharing success.

    Posted Nov 17, 2016, 7:16 AM by James Hatz
  • New Google Sites - available for all


    A totally rebuilt Google Sites—now available to everyone

    Posted: 09 Nov 2016 12:12 PM PST

    Earlier this year, we began previewing a completely revamped Google Sites with a select group of early adopters. Starting today, we’re making the new version of Sites generally available to G Suite customers. In addition to the intuitive technology, integration with G Suite apps, and attractive design that our early adopters have come to know and love, the new Sites now includes the ability to track performance with Google Analytics, six new themes, and other helpful features. Read on for more information regarding this launch, and check out the Help Center and Learning Center to learn more about the new Sites.
    The classic version of Sites will continue to exist
    The previously existing, classic version of Sites will continue to exist in parallel with the new Sites as we add capabilities that are similar to those found in the classic Sites. The classic Sites and the sites created with it will continue to follow the Sites-specific settings in the Google Admin console at Apps > G Suite > Sites.

    Please note:

    • In 2017, we’ll provide and recommend options to migrate your sites from the classic Sites to the new Sites.
    • Beginning in 2018, we’ll send a timeline and instructions regarding the gradual process to shut down the classic Sites. The specific date for the shutdown of the classic Sites has yet to be set, but we’ll inform you at least one year in advance of that shutdown.
    Posted Nov 10, 2016, 12:29 PM by James Hatz
  • 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)

    Impact:
    All end users

    Action:
    Change management suggested/FYI

    Posted Oct 6, 2016, 6:23 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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