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Google Docs/Gears Webinar by Mind Map: Google Docs/Gears Webinar
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Google Docs/Gears Webinar

New in Google Docs

Key Points

Powerful new features

Faster Performance

Improved document import fidelity

Better collaboration

Quicker Innovation

Document Editor

importing from word, greatly improved fidelity

Collaborators see each other's actions in real time, Can comment to each other /w inline chat

Spreadsheet Editor

Auto Complete

Editable formula bar

Drag and Drop

Direct Sheet Links

Speed and Performance

Drawing Editor

Multi user collaboration

Download in standard formats (PNG, JPG, SVG, PDF)

Copy/Paste into other Google Docs

Publish and embed to web as images

Supported by ff, saf, chrome, and IE /w Chome Frame

Inline image creation tool, can also import or upload images, alignment guides, Resizing/reformatting, custom shape creation tool

How to get started

Spreadsheets

Click NEW VERSION in the top right

Documents

Visit Document settings

Choose the Editing tab

Check the box 'Create new documents using the new version.'

Save your settings

Google's position on collaboration options

Google Docs

Create documents, spreadsheets, drawings and presentations

Advanced (niche) formatting features

Multi-user editing and real-time update capabilities

Cursor presence and instant message

Storage in the Cloud

Mobile web access

No patches or updates to manage

Cost - Included with Google Apps

Microsoft Office 2010

Create documents, spreadsheets, drawings and presentations

Advanced (niche) formatting features

Multi-user editing and real-time update capabilities

Cursor presence and instant message

Storage in the Cloud

Mobile web access

No patches or updates to manage

Cost - $499 per user before discounts, plus administrative overhead

Summary

New Document, Spreadsheet, and darwing editors

Enhanced collaboration features

Streamlined bridging between the desktop and the cloud

Documents and Spreadsheets

Opti-in preview access for all consumers and customers

Fully supported in 44 languages

Drawings

Available for all consumers and customers

Fully supported in 48 languages

Resources

Google Docs Help Center

Info about the new

Documents

Spreadsheets