Thursday, October 13, 2016

G Suite - Fall LC Update Highlights

Biggest announcement first: Google Apps has been rebranded as "G Suite". While this, in itself, does not mean big changes for functionality, it does mean we'll be thumbing through our documentation to eliminate all traces of "Google Apps." It is important to know that whenever you happen to see "G Suite", it is referring to what was previously known as "Google Apps."

As a reminder, the updates listed below represent those currently available on Lewis & Clark's domain. If you're interested in what has been announced and on-the-way (like the way cool Google Drive for Teams), check out the Official G Suite Update Alerts.

Now for the updates:

Explore in Docs, Sheets and Slides makes work a breeze — and makes you look good, too - 9/29/2016

For Google Slides, this means design recommendations to make your presentation more engaging and dynamic.In Google Sheets, you can type plain English inquiries about your data and get answers based on your Sheet data. Finally, for Docs, Google recommends related topics, images, and content to bolster your documents. All these are available using the "Explore" feature found in the bottom-right corner.

Use regular expressions to search in Google Docs - 09/27/2016

Need to find a specific pattern of text, numbers, or words in your document? You can now use "regular expressions" when searching. 
For more information on how to use this feature, as well as example of the syntax used, check out the Google Support article for Find and Replace.

See a snapshot of information about a file in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides - 8/29/2016

If you need some quick information about a document you're currently working on in Google Drive, you can view the details including it's location, owner, date last modified, and date created. To do so, select File > Document Details.

Add images to questions and answers in Google Forms - 08/17/2016

This update went live in August, but in case you haven't seen it yet, you're now able to add images to questions and answers in Google Forms. 

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