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19 Dec 2008

New in Labs: Turn an email into a Google doc

What’s the quickest way to create a new document in Google Docs directly from Gmail? If you enable “Create a document” in Gmail Labs and you activate keyboard shortcuts, you can press g then w to open a blank document.

The experimental feature adds a new option next to each Gmail conversation that lets you create a new document from it. Gmail merges the content of all the messages from the conversation and it removes the attachments.

From GMail Blog:

“More than once, I’ve had a conversation over email and later realized that the information contained in the messages would make a great starting point for a document. So I built an experimental feature for Gmail Labs that does just that: with one simple click, “Create a document” converts an email into a Google Docs document.”

No more copying and pasting the text from your email — just open the message you wish to convert, click the “Create a document” link on the right side of the page, and voila, you have a brand new document which you can then modify and share!”

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