Google Docs: 450 new sources, 60 templates and scripts for all
It was not enough the recent launch of Google Drive, tied hand in glove with Docs. The Mountain View giant has presented today an update to its suite “in the cloud”: users will have to place as many as 450 new sources of character and 60 models to be used freely in their documents.
” Often the best way for your idea will be appreciated is to present it in a creative, engaging and attractive , “wrote Isabella Ip, a Google software engineers, the company’s official blog. After logging into Google Docs and required the creation of a new document, users – accessing the drop down menu that allows you to select the font favorite font – will find dozens and dozens of styles of “unpublished” by simply clicking on the command Add Fonts .
Regarding the document templates “unpublished” Google explains how they were designed for any kind of use: work, school, leisure, holidays and so on (more details are given in the note shown on the company blog). Less “hyped” is rather a change that will particularly affect developers. In early 2010, Google introduced Google Docs in a special scripting language dubbed Google Apps Scripts : This instrument is used to automate certain tasks in your spreadsheets and, in general, in documents with the online suite ” made-in-Mountain View ” .
Few services have similar functionality and Google, with edits applied at this time, is to always remain on top. Through the use of scripts, users of Google Docs may require the conduct of certain activities, for example, regular time intervals, or when they occur loanable events (events “trigger”). The latest version of Google Apps Script is able to integrate tightly with Google Drive service (with the possibility, with permission, to manipulate even the account of others), enables the automatic sending of emails with attachments of size up to 25 MB (passed Therefore, the previous limit of 5 MB) and allows the creation of documents weighing up to 50 MB (the previous limit was only 2 MB). In this article we explained how to use Google Docs to constantly check the reachability of any website and get a notification if something goes wrong.