Google Spreadsheets

Three New Google Docs Features

Posted by in Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets on August 20th, 2010 | Comment »

New Google Docs FeaturesGoogle Docs recently rolled out three new features into Google Docs.

The first feature is auto-linking of items that are recognized as web addresses, which can also be disabled for those who do not want their documents to contain links.

Google has also added more page sizes to their print options for those are printing on paper other than standard letter size (8.5″x11″) such as legal-sized paper (8.5″x14″) or executive-sized paper (7.25″x10.5″).

Lastly, spellcheck has been added to Google Spreadsheet.…

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Google Docs Adds New Features, Threatens Microsoft Word

Posted by in Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets on April 12th, 2010 | 5 Comments

Google DocsI conduct all of my word processing in Google Docs. The reason I started using Google Docs, which you can read more about in Zadling’s very first blog post, Why I began using Google Docs, was convenience, speed, and accessibility.  The ability to access the latest version of my documents from any computer was a boon for my productivity and simply made my life easier.

The question has been asked for months ever since Google Docs began gaining traction: can Google Docs truly challenge Microsoft Word as a competitor? Previously, Google Docs was simply a place to store documents.  Essentially acting as an online backup resource for your documents rather than a person’s primary word processor.  I use Google Docs as my primary word …

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Create a Google Map from a Spreadsheet

Posted by in Google Maps, Google Spreadsheets on March 20th, 2010 | 2 Comments

Create Google Map From SpreadsheetHere is a neat feature that you can use with Google Spreadsheets. Let’s say you want to publish a map on your website with a list of locations such as your favorite restaurants. This can be easily accomplished using Google Spreadsheets and Google Maps. I’ll go over how to create a map with custom locations that you can publish on your website with this tutorial.

In this example, I’ve created a map of my favorite cheesesteak joints in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania. Although the process of creating a map is rather cumbersome, it is a very useful tool that can be accomplished through a few easy steps. The greatest benefit of this tool is that current entries can be edited and new entries can

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The Power of Google Apps

Posted by in Google Spreadsheets on March 11th, 2010 | Comment »

Google announced yesterday that they’ve added an Apps Script Gallery to Google Spreadsheets. The video below basically demonstrates how Google Spreadsheets can be used to integrate with Gmail and your contacts. As this video demo will show, scripts can be used in Google Spreadsheets that make various tasks that you perform streamlined.

It’s unlikely that you’ll use this particular script to plan a movie night with your friends, but there are tons of scripts in the script gallery that you can use to make everyday tasks simpler and faster.

Examples of how to use Google Scripts:

  • Send e-mails or schedule events based on the e-mail addresses stored in Google Speadsheets.
  • Automated tasks – Have data that is submitted through Google forms automatically added to spreadsheets.

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