New functions enable you to use the power of Google search to automatically pull up-to-date information from all over the Web, including stock quotes and news, into your Google Docs spreadsheets. Use these functions to keep tabs on prospects and competitors or identify new business opportunities.
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Microsoft is busy readying a web based version of it's popular Office Suite. Microsoft does have the upper hand here, especially with tight control over file formats. Would you switch from Google Docs to the Microsoft version? Distributed by Tubemogul.
When Microsoft Office releases its web applications into beta this year, it has a good shot of surpassing Google Docs right off the bat: The mainstream reliance on Microsoft Office makes Microsoft web apps a natural extension.
"I think that one of the things that makes us a little different is that we're really trying to make the experience between going offline to online and online to offline as seamless as possible," Michael Schultz, the Director of Microsoft Office Live, told me in a Skype interview from his office in Redmond, Wash. earlier this month. The merging last week of Windows Live and Office Live reflects into a single online portal reflects that.
I asked him about the alpha testing of Microsoft Office 14, but Microsoft is still tight-lipped about the new improvements. "When the time comes when we can talk a little bit more about that, I'm sure folks like you will be some of the first to know, and we'd be excited to come back and talk about it," he said. You can read CNET's article on Office 14's alpha testing here.
--Kelsey Blodget, Associate Producer
The Google Docs Template Gallery offers such a wide range of pre-made templates, you begin to realize just what you can do with Google Docs. In this article we take a look at the Google Docs Template Gallery and what you can find there.
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Lee Keller and Kim Cavanaugh look at a cool but somewhat unknown feature of Google Docs, the forms. This makes it easy to create online forms and use the data you collect in spreadsheet format. This is continued on the next segment. Distributed by Tubemogul.
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It won't take long for your Google Docs home screen to become overrun with all the documents you've created and uploaded. A Internet tutorial series by butterscotch****.
In Google Docs, you can easily link one document to another. You can link a sales write-up to a slideshow presentation for example or just link one text document to another in order to provide context. A Internet tutorial series by butterscotch****.