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30 Sep 2008

Changes to the spreadsheets interface

Google had introduced a new interface for the spreadsheet application, polishing up the navigation and making it look and feel like their word processing and presentation tools. At the top of the page, a new set of menus is the place to look for all of your favorite spreadsheet features. In the toolbar, they’ve concentrated the most commonly-used features as shortcuts to make formatting data easier and faster. And the Share menu (look for the big blue button) contains everything you need to invite people to work together, publish to the web and share with the world.

Some of your favorite details are the subtle ones. For example, whenever a form is active, the menu shows a count of your total responses. And now it’s even easier to insert a formula, switch between number and date formats, or access help content.

Behind the scenes, the new streamlined interface loads the spreadsheets application even faster.

Everything you know and love about spreadsheets will still be available—just better organized. And the best part of these changes is that we’ll have room to add more great new features. Stay tuned.

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  • 23 Sep 2008

    Creating bibliography

    One of the huge headache when writing a paper was that dreaded and extremely tedious bibliography. As a way for students, teachers, and professors to ease into the school year, The Google team had decided to create four bibliography templates representing various citation styles. They’ve created these templates so that students in various disciplines could reap the benefit of using one of these templates and copying these styles in their papers.
    You’ll find these templates in the Students & Teachers section of the templates gallery. As a sneak preview, take a look below at the American Psychological Association style bibliography template. All of you social science majors will get good use out of this one.
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  • 12 Sep 2008

    Table of Content for Google Docs

    Google Docs had added Table of Contents. In the Format menu, you can use the following for section headings: Heading, Sub-heading and Minor heading. Then, insert a Table of Contents on the first page of your document.

    To learn more about Table of Contents, check out this help center article.

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