Google Docs Get a Series of Updates With an Eye on the Cloud

April 12, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Are you some one who is more into cloud-based services these days? If yes, Google has ushered in a handful of updates to your favorite Google Docs. The new series of updates comes close on the heels of requests and suggestions by many who bank on the free cloud-based service.

Log on to the updates and you get to see quite a line up of them. Take a look what all Google has brought in!

As mentioned, the new series of updates come following requests for features you are used to in desktop software. As per the guys at Google, they have incorporated into documents a margin ruler, better numbering and bullets and options that help in easier image placement. In case you a spreadsheets’ addict, the additions come in the form of a formula editing bar, cell auto-complete and drag-and-drop columns.

Further, Google has infused more life into document upload features by adding capabilities towards easier moving of files from the PC to the cloud. One aspect you are sure to love is that imported documents retain their original structure in a more accurate manner. This means text alignments and formatting stay intact even after import.

Google has also added power to browsing techniques by ushering in technologies of the likes of faster JavaScript processing. Try it out and you will know for yourself that you can work and complete even large spreadsheets in a jiffy with in your browser. And, you won’t believe this one, Google Docs can now be worked on by as many as 50 people at once. Collaboration capabilities have been spruced up to that extent. You will be able to see who are all are on the job, editing your docs. Moreover, flow charts, diagrams and other schematics can also be collaborated in real time. Google Docs have got to on cloud nine. Don’t you think so? View video below to know more.

(Via Googleblog)

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