Format Painter, Google Fusion Tables, Drag & Drop Images Coming To Google Docs

Google this week introducing following three new features in Google Docs:Format painter in Google documentsGoogle added a new format painter help that allows you to copy the style of your text, including font, size, color and other formatting options and apply it somewhere else in your document."To use the format painter, select the text for […]

Google this week introducing following three new features in Google Docs:

Format painter in Google documents
Google added a new format painter help that allows you to copy the style of your text, including font, size, color and other formatting options and apply it somewhere else in your document.

"To use the format painter, select the text for the formatting you want to copy, press the paintbrush button in your toolbar, and then select the text where you want to apply that formatting. If you double-click on the format painter icon, you'll enter a mode that lets you select multiple sections of text so you can apply the same formatting to each section.

You can also use keyboard shortcuts for format painting. To copy the style of your selected text, press Ctrl+Option+C for Mac or Ctrl+Alt+C for Windows. To apply any copied styles to whatever text you have selected, press Ctrl+Option+V for Mac or Ctrl+Alt+V for Windows," Google's Micah Lemonick, Software Engineer, explains.

Google Fusion Tables in documents list
Google Fusion Tables is a data management web application that makes it easy to gather, visualize and collaborate on data online. Now you'll be able to store and share your Fusion Tables with the rest of the files in your documents list.

"All you have to do is just go to Create new > Table from your documents list menu to get started visualizing or sharing tables of data in .csv, .xls or .kml files," said Lemonick.

Google Apps will soon be getting Google Fusion Tables.

You can take Google Fusion Tables tour here.

Drag & drop images in Google drawings
It is now easier to add images from your desktop to Google drawings. If you're using the latest version of Chrome, Safari, or Firefox, you can now drag an image from your desktop and drop it directly in the drawing canvas.