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Add-ons for Google Docs

Over the past few days, you may have noticed an “Add-ons” folder in your Google word processing documents.  Well, as I’m sure you’re aware now, Google has added yet another feature: Add-ons, for Google Docs.

What are add-ons?

Add-ons are little programs or plug-ins that integrate with Google Docs and add new and exciting features.  Currently, add-ons are supported only for Google Docs (the word processor) and no other Google Drive apps.

Can you show me an example?

I sure can!  Last week we announced Lucidchart Diagrams, well, they have an add-on that integrates these same diagrams directly with Google Docs.  If you haven’t already set up Lucidchart for your Baker.edu account, you should do so by clicking here and following the instructions.  Once that’s set up, or if you already did this last week, Lucidchart has a blog post (here) that tells you how to set the add-on up and get started.

What does this mean for me?

You can add on any add-ons that are available within the selection, including the Lucidchart one referenced above.  For more info, please see Google’s blog post about the new feature, however, keep in mind that at the moment, we do not have the new Google Sheets or the referenced add-ons feature within Sheets.  This is planned to be released to our domain sometime near the end of April or beginning of May.


LucidChart for Google Drive comes to Baker College
We have just updated Google Drive with LucidChart Diagrams! LucidChart is a free
diagramming tool (similar to Visio) that lets you create flowcharts, floor plans, mockups, mind
maps, and more. For full set of instructions to get started click here.

LucidChart



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