Thursday, February 26, 2015

Customizable headers and footers, page numbers in Google Docs

Update from Google:

People using Google Docs can now use different headers and footers on the first pages of their documents, which comes in handy for:
§ Following academic formatting guidelines (e.g. MLA, CMS, APA)
§ Starting page numbering on the second page
§ Making a title page without headers or footers

After inserting a header or footer in your document you’ll see a new checkbox―just tick it and you’ll be able to set a different header and footer on the first page:
There’s also a new Insert > Page Number menu that lets you customize how and where you start your page numbers―like on the bottom of the second page, for example.

Custom themes, mobile app improvements for Google Classroom

Updates from Google:
Today we announced several improvements to Google Classroom. On the web, teachers can now bring their own personal touches to Classroom by uploading their own images to use as themes. They can add their own custom images, or choose from our gallery of options, which has been updated with 18 new images and 30 pattern themes.

For the Android and iOS Classroom apps, we added the ability for students and teachers to view the class resource page, and a few other features for both Android and iOS.

The Classroom app allows students to do their work anytime, anywhere and is designed for schools with iPads or Android tablets and students' personal devices. If you are a Google Apps for Education admin and your school is using managed Android tablets, iPads, or ChromeOS devices, please consider installing the Classroom app centrally, as students may not be able to install it themselves. To make sure students have a great experience using the Classroom app, be sure to install the Drive and Docs apps (Docs, Slides, and Sheets) to the devices at the same time.

To learn more about our native mobile apps, please visit the Classroom Help Center.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

New Google Docs Android App!

Posted: 18 Feb 2015 11:23 AM PST
A new version of the Google Docs Android app is now available on Google Play. New features include:
· Support for selecting, cutting, copying and pasting text along with images, tables, and charts in Office Compatibility Mode
· Ability to insert links in Google documents

Release track:
Rapid release and Scheduled release

For more information:
Download the latest Google Docs app on Google Play

Note: all launches are applicable to all Google Apps editions unless otherwise noted

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