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Google Docs Just Made A Big Update
Google updates Docs, Sheets and Slides with new collaboration features (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 266)
Aug 17, 2017 Science & Technology
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People using Google Docs will have an easier time collaborating.

G Suite, Google's set of online productivity tools, got a major update yesterday that adds a number of new features to Goole Docs, Sheets and Slides. Most of these updates focus around collaboration to make it easier to use for big projects that require a lot of input from others, often at the same time.

Back in the dark ages, people used to share documents by email and to make sure that everybody was on the same page, they'd change the files' name for different versions of their Word or Excel documents. For the most part, that's not really needed anymore, but with this update, the changes are intended to improve how people are updated about multiple, recent edits.

For example, one update lets users see all of their team's edits in one place, while another one lets people see "clean" versions of documents without other people's edits or comments. People can also choose to either accept or reject a person's edits all at once to avoid having to manually approve each individual change on a document. In addition, users can also now more easily compare documents in Docs with the help of the new Litera Change-Pro and workshare add-ons for Docs. Previously, clients had to specially go to Cloud Search to look for documents, but it is now possible to kick off searches directly from inside Docs and Slides.

For mobile users, this update also brings the ability to suggest changes on Android and iOS, something that was sorely missing in earlier versions.

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