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  • Rotated Text and more for Google Sheets

    Support for rotated text, accounting number formats, and more in Google Sheets

    Posted: 22 Feb 2017 01:18 PM PST

    We’re working hard to ensure that Google Sheets meets your business needs. As part of that effort, today we’re introducing several enterprise-friendly features that you’ve been asking for in Sheets on the web, Android, and iOS:

    Rotated text
    You can now rotate the text in a cell in Sheets (Format > Text rotation). This is especially useful when you need to fit long header names into thin columns, or when you simply want to fit more text on a single screen.


    Accounting number formats
    We’re making it easier to read your budgets, expense reports, and other spreadsheets containing monetary amounts by aligning the currency symbols within them (Format > Number > Accounting). We’re also making improvements to the way numbers, decimal points, and repeated characters line up to make them simpler to scan and analyze.


    More border styles
    You can now choose from several new border styles in Sheets, including various thicknesses and double borders, which are commonly used in financial statements like balance sheets (Toolbar > Borders > Border styles).

    Additional improvements on mobile
    In addition to the features described above, we’re also launching the following improvements to our mobile apps:
    • Support for using a mouse with the Sheets Android app
    • Ability to view and select existing custom colors in the Sheets Android app
    • Ability to drag and drop rows and columns in the Sheets Android and iOS apps
    • Formatting suggestions in Explore in the Sheets iOS app


    For more details, check out the Help Center articles below.

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

    • All mobile features
    • Additional border styles on the web

    Launching to Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming on March 6, 2017

    • Rotated text on the web
    • Accounting number formats on the web

    Editions:
    Available to all G Suite editions

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

    Impact:
    All end users
    Posted Feb 23, 2017, 5:36 AM by James Hatz
  • New feature to Google Sheets

    Link to cell ranges in Google Sheets

    Posted: 13 Feb 2017 12:11 PM PST

    Because it can be difficult to navigate large and complex spreadsheets, we’re introducing the ability to link to specific cell ranges in Google Sheets on the web.

    With this new functionality, you can create a “table of contents” for your spreadsheet, direct others to specific content within your spreadsheet, and retain links to cells when you import spreadsheets from other applications.

    To link to cells in your spreadsheet, simply go to "Insert link" > "Select a range of cells to link" and type or highlight the desired range. For more details, visit the Help Center.


    Launch Details
    Release track:
    Launching to Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming on February 21st, 2017
    Posted Feb 14, 2017, 5:44 AM by James Hatz
  • Insert videos from Google Drive in Google Slides

    Starting today, you can insert and play your Google Drive videos in Google Slides, in addition to videos from YouTube.




    Once you’ve added a Drive video to your presentation, you can choose when to start and end it, whether it should autoplay when presenting, and whether it should be muted or play with audio. Simply right-click on the video and select Video options.


    If a person viewing your presentation doesn’t have permission to view a video embedded within it, they’ll be prompted to request access.

    Note that while you can play Drive videos in Slides on the web and mobile, you can only insert them from the web application. For more details, visit the Help Center.


    Posted Feb 10, 2017, 8:15 AM by James Hatz
  • Google Drive Templates

    Creating files from templates now easier in Google Drive

    Posted: 30 Jan 2017 01:10 PM PST

    Since 2015, we’ve been making it easier to focus on your content—not your formatting—with templates in Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms. We’ve introduced templates for invoices, pitch decks, and cases studies, as well as templates designed by experts and developed specifically for your organization.

    Today, we’re making it easier for users to create files from templates by granting access to templates directly from Drive. Instead of navigating to the DocsSheetsSlides, or Forms home pages, you can simply go to Drive > New > Google Docs/Sheets/Slides/Forms > From a template. From there, you’ll be directed to the applicable template gallery, where you can select the template of your choice.


    For more details on templates, visit the Help Center.

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

    Editions:
    Available to all G Suite editions

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

    Impact:
    All end users
    Posted Jan 31, 2017, 5:28 AM by James Hatz
  • Google Calendar Changes


    Smarter meeting scheduling in Google Calendar on the web

    Posted: 19 Jan 2017 09:02 AM PST

    Last year, we made scheduling meetings smarter in Google Calendar for Androidand iPhoneby enabling them to find time for meetings and book rooms. Today, we're happy to announce that room suggestions and showing guests' time zones are coming to Google Calendar on the web

    Room suggestions
    When you create meetings, Calendar will suggest rooms based on your and your guests' previously used rooms. You can continue to browse or search for rooms as you do today.



    Guest time zones
    Finding time to collaborate across time zones is now easier with Google Calendar. The "Find a time" tab shows the time of the meeting in the time zone of each guest – if they are different. You can can learn more about sharing calendars and time zones here



    We have more scheduling improvements planned for 2017 including better ways to help you manage calendar resources. Stay tuned! 

    Launch Details
    Release track:
    Launching to Rapid release, with Scheduled release coming in 2 weeks
    Editions:
    Available to all G Suite editions
    Rollout pace:
    Gradual rollout (potentially longer than 3 days for feature visibility)
    Impact: 
    All end users
    Action:
    Change management suggested/FYI
    Posted Jan 20, 2017, 5:51 AM by James Hatz
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