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New Update announcements from Google

1. Introducing the Google Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office

2. Addition of Docs, Sheets, and Slides icons to App Launcher

3. Animation Improvements in Google Slides

4.Updated mobile apps for Docs, Sheets, and Slides

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1. Introducing the Google Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office

With Google Drive, you can keep all your important files in one place, then open them with your choice of apps and devices. Building on this open approach, we recently made it possible to launch your favorite desktop applications directly from Google Drive. And today we’re taking it a step further by bringing Google Drive to Microsoft Office. Using the new Google Drive plug-in, people using Office for Windows can now open their Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents stored in Drive, then save any changes back to Drive once they’re done.

2. Addition of Docs, Sheets, and Slides icons to App Launcher

Google added Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides to the App Launcher for Google Apps customers, making it easier for people to get straight to the Docs editors when signed into other Google products.

Groups and Contacts were moved to the ‘More’ screen to make room.

How it works: To access the Docs editors and your other Google Apps products, open the App Launcher from the Google bar. Click on ‘More’ to access Groups, Contacts, and other products.

3. Animation Improvements in Google Slides      

Animations are an easy way to make your presentations look more dynamic in Google Slides. Starting today, you can improve your Slides presentations with two new animations: Appear and Disappear. You can also now set the direction (to and from left, right, top, and bottom) of two previously existing animations: Fly in and Fly out.

4. Updated mobile apps for Docs, Sheets, and Slides


Google Docs help you work better, everywhere you are. So today’s Android and iOS updates for Docs, Sheets and Slides make it easier to get things done while you’re on the go.  

Improvements include real-time spell-checking in documents, hiding rows and columns in spreadsheets, and grouping shapes in presentations.

*** Keeping your content safe ***

Online security is really important, so functionality like two-step verification to protect your Google account is offered. Starting today, Google Docs supports Touch ID on iOS, so you can unlock Docs, Sheets and Slides with your unique fingerprint.

Google Tips and Tricks!!

Attach Google Drive Files on Gmail:Google Drive is linked to your Google account, you can attach files stored in Google Drive directly to your Gmail.

Google Tips and Tricks

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