A couple of weeks ago Google announced several new features for both the Documents and Presentations applications. Google docs got the option to add a header or footer while Google Presentations got embeddable presentations, the option to drag and drop an image insertion, and more. They’ve been doing quite a bit of work to their online office suite, and now there are a few more new presentation features to add to the list.
First is the option to save your presentation as a PDF. This they say, is one of the most requested features. If you want to use this feature just go to File>Save as PDF. Another new feature will allow you to save paper and ink if you need to print a presentation. With PDF-based printing, you can select how many slides you would like on a page. Your options include 1,2,4,6,8,9, or 12 slides per page. You’ll find this feature when you go to print, it’ll be under “layout.”
The last new feature will be helpful for those of you who put diagrams and drawings in your presentations. They’ve added vector shapes like block arrows, call-out bubbles, and more. You can customize the shape by flipping it vertically or horizontally, and you can also add some color and text to it. Below is an example of two different vector shapes that you can use:
And finally, while we’re on the subject of Google Docs, Google Operating System Blog pointed out how Google has released a very basic application for Windows that will allow you to bulk upload files from your desktop to Google Docs. It’s a simple drag and drop method, so if you have several documents you’d like uploaded, this will be a huge time-saver.