Using Google Docs to create interesting and engaging documents could become much more enjoyable thanks to a series of new updates.
The Word Processor has announced a number of upgrades to improve integration and collaboration between other Google Workspace apps and external services.
As part of its Smart Canvas technology platform, Google Docs is increasing the number and type of “smart bullet” offerings for users to make your documents more intuitive to use not just for you, but also for your team. at large.
Google Workspace makeover
Among the new additions to Google Docs is the ability to write calendar invitations from a document.
Using a building block feature similar to the previously announced email template feature, users can now work with colleagues or a larger team to collaborate on an event invitation before it’s sent, ensuring all the right people are invited, with the right details included.
Elsewhere, an updated variables tool allows users to identify certain values in documents such as contracts or invoices (e.g. customer name or contract number) and then have the ability to put update every mention of this value in the document at any time. modified or modified.
Teams will now also be able to use emoji to vote or choose between certain options in a Google Doc. While there are a number of choices listed, users can now interact with the emojis by typing @-voting chip to insert the emoji of their choice.
Google says all of these updates will be rolling out over the next few weeks, but the Google Docs upgrades are just part of a smart canvas platform-wide improvement rolling out across the country. set of Google Workspace.
The office software suite is giving many of its most popular apps a facelift inspired by the idea of Google Material Design 3, giving a modern look that will deliver “a simpler, more streamlined user interface” that helps users work harder. effectively.
It looks like the company is taking many of the design elements from its refreshed Gmail platform and bringing them to Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Google Drive, along with a more vibrant color palette for toolbars and comments. , and a much more rounded design for the buttons.
There will also be a new Stopwatch smart chip option for Google Docs, which will allow users to start, stop and reset a timer, which the company says could help time the duration of a presentation.
“Work today is more fluid and dynamic than ever,” Vishnu Sivaji, director of product management at Google Workspace, wrote in a blog post. (opens in a new tab) announcing the news.
“It’s happening in conference rooms and living rooms, across all time zones and on all devices. To thrive, users need tools that are as nimble as they are. We’ve built a smart web to bring people together and data in a single, helpful, action-oriented workflow with easy-to-use prompts in the Workspace experience.”
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