What's new in Google Docs?
We're still working to make Google Docs a better place, and we're listening closely to
suggestions. If you have anything you'd like to tell us, don't hesitate to let us know,
and keep checking back for additions and improvements.
Try the new Google presentations
Introducing a new Google presentations
Whether you’re trying to wow your boss with an end-of-quarter presentation or impress
your classmates with an animated book report, the new version of presentations can help.
Here’s a quick look at the latest features available in presentations: Character-by-character
collaboration lets you see others’ updates as you edit presentations together.
- Chat with collaborators directly within the presentation.
- Draw organizational charts, flowcharts, design diagrams and much more right within
- Transition between slides to add more effects to your presentation.
- New and improved animations make your presentations more dynamic.
- Shape linking lets you turn shapes within your presentation into hyperlinks that link
to other slides, presentations, or webpages.
- Revision history stores edits so you can revert back to previous versions.
- New themes make it easy to create show-stopping presentations.
Google Docs are more accessible
To help blind users read, edit and navigate content, Google Docs (including documents
list, documents and spreadsheets) and Sites now support two screen readers: JAWS and
ChromeVox. Learn more
Paint format tool in documents
The new paint format tool in Google documents lets you copy the style of your text --
including font, size, color and other formatting options -- and apply it somewhere else
in your document in a single click. Learn more
Google Fusion Tables in documents list
Google Fusion Tables let you easily gather, visualize and collaborate on data online.
Now, you can create one directly from your documents list. Learn more
Drag-and-drop images in drawings
You can now drag-and-drop an image from your computer into a Google drawing. From there,
add text, shapes, or any other drawings flair.
Comment-only access in documents
With this new sharing option, you can allow people to view and comment on a document
without giving them the ability to directly edit the document.
Subtotal function in spreadsheets
Use the subtotal function to summarize spreadsheet data in various ways. It also works
well with filters so you can get the most information out of your spreadsheet quickly and
Page numbers and page count in documents
Keep track of pages in a long document by adding page numbers or the total page count to
your document. Learn
Print Google Docs in one click from your mobile device
We’ve made it easier to print on the go directly from your mobile documents list. Once
you enable Google Cloud Print, simply select a document from the documents list and click
on Actions > Print from the bottom toolbar.
46 languages supported in the Google Docs App for Android
With the Google Docs App for Android, you can now create, edit, upload, and share docs
from your phone in 46 languages.
Insert images from your Android phone into a document
You can now take pictures with your phone and insert them into a Google document using
the Web Clipboard feature in the Google Docs App for Android. Learn
What's been keeping us busy
Google spreadsheet functions are easier to discover and use
You’ll now find help snippets for every single function directly in your spreadsheets and
improved help documentation in the Google Docs
Documents list gets a new look and keyboard shortcuts
As part of our effort
to provide an improved and consistent web experience across Google products, you can now
try out a new look for the documents list by clicking on Try the new look in the upper
right of your documents list. You can also sharpen your documents list skills with new
Use Google spreadsheets charts in your documents and drawings
You can now copy and paste a chart from a spreadsheet into a document or drawing.
Try four new Google spreadsheets chart types
You can try four new chart types to Google spreadsheets: candlestick, combo, geomap and
Copy and paste Google drawings
You can now copy shapes from drawings and paste shapes into drawings embedded in Google
spreadsheets, documents and presentations, or use the web clipboard to move a drawing
from a document into the standalone drawing editor. Learn more
Added support for right-to-left tables
If you’ve enabled right-to-left text editing for your docs, you’ll now have the option to
create tables in your documents that are visually right-to-left. Learn more
Improved spreadsheets shortcuts
Sharpen your spreadsheets skills by hitting Ctrl+/ (or Cmd+/ on a Mac) to pull up a list
Support for conversion of PPTX files to Google presentations
You can convert PPTX files to Google presentations by either uploading the file from your
desktop or converting the file from your documents list. Learn more
New file types available for the Google Docs Viewer
You can now view and download ZIP and RAR files in the Google Docs Viewer and in your
documents list. Learn more
New features for Google Docs videos
You can now embed your videos in Google Sites or on the web, and you can add captions to
any of your videos. Learn more
Improvements to mobile Google Docs
An updated look to mobile Google Docs that includes the ability to sort, narrow, and
share multiple docs in your mobile docs list.
The Google Docs Help Center gets a makeover
We reorganized the help center to make finding useful help articles easier and more
efficient. Learn more
Improvements to Google Cloud Connect
If you’ve uploaded Microsoft Office files to Google Docs, you can now open them from
within Microsoft Office using Google Cloud Connect. Learn more
Improvements to discussions
We’ve added a handful of improvements to discussions including document statistics,
collapsible discussions, improved email notifications, and a more detailed discussion
Pivot tables in spreadsheets
Pivot tables make it easy to process and summarize large data sets in seconds. Learn more
in the step-by-step
guide or by watching the video below.
Upload images in spreadsheets
You can now upload images stored on your computer, search for an image online, or add
personal photos directly from one of your Picasa Web Albums to spreadsheets. Learn more
Docs Android App
Search, view, and share Google Docs on the go with the new Docs app for Android. Download
the app from Android market, and you’ll be able to work anywhere with an internet
connection. Download the app
Improved file upload
You can now upload entire folders, drag-and-drop files to your documents list to start an
upload, and manage your uploads in the new progress window. Learn
Pagination in documents
You can now see visual page breaks on your screen. If you're using Google Chrome, you'll
also be able to print without needing to download and open a PDF. Learn more
Improved printing in spreadsheets
Take advantage of new desktop printing options and the ability to print a Google
spreadsheet to any cloud-connected printer from your mobile device. Learn more
38 more languages and minimize toolbar in Google Cloud Connect
Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office is now available in 38 more languages. You can
also minimize Google Cloud Connect by clicking on the new minimize arrow. Learn
Revision history in drawings
It's now easy to go back and see all the edits that went into your drawing.