Over 450 New Fonts Added to Google Documents; Google Apps Device Policy v4.05 Now Available for Android; Legacy Documents Migrating to the New Document Editor

To help users present their idea in a more creative, and captivating way, Google Docs today, added over 450 new fonts to Google documents. To use these new fonts, click on the font menu and select "Add fonts" at the very bottom, which will take you to a menu of all the Google Web Fonts […]

To help users present their idea in a more creative, and captivating way, Google Docs today, added over 450 new fonts to Google documents.

To use these new fonts, click on the font menu and select "Add fonts" at the very bottom, which will take you to a menu of all the Google Web Fonts available. Once you've selected new fonts, you'll be able to select them from the font menu.

In addition to aforementioned new fonts, Google also announced a lot of other updates to report including:

  • "Google Drive launched as a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all your stuff.
  • There are now a few more options for inserting images in Docs, including inserting from Google Drive, searching for images from the LIFE Photo archive, or taking a snapshot with your webcam.
  • Charts in spreadsheets now has support for minor gridlines and options to customize the formats of axis labels
  • Accessibility in Docs got better with support for screenreaders in presentations and with the addition of NVDA to our list of supported screenreaders.
  • From File > Page setup... you can now set the default page size for your new documents.
  • It's now easier for speakers of right-to-left languages by automatically showing bidirectional controls when you type in a language that might use them.
  • Apps Script had many improvements, including
  • A new ScriptService for programmatically publishing your scripts and controlling when they run.
  • A new function to find the root folder of someone's Drive.
  • An increase in the allowed attachment size in emails from 5MB to 25MB.
  • An increase in the size of docs files you can create from 2MB to 50MB.
  • There are now over 60 new templates in our template gallery," informs Google.
  • Here are some screens of the new features:

    google documents adds over 450 new fonts

    google docs new 450 fonts list

    Also, version 4.05 of Google Apps Device Policy is now available for Android users with the following improvements:

    • Multiple Account support: Google Apps Device Policy app allows users to register with multiple Google Apps domains.
    • New supported settings for Android in the Google Apps control panel Settings > Mobile > Org Settings:
      • Number of days before password expires for Android 3.0+
      • Number of expired passwords that are blocked for Android 3.0+
      • Allow/block camera for Android 4.0+
    • NOTE: If a Google Apps domain is enforcing policies that are not supported by a user's Android device, the affected users will be blocked from accessing their accounts. Learn more about enforcing device policies.

    And, finally, starting Wednesday, May 16th, Google will begin the process of migrating legacy Google documents (those created before July 2010) to the new document editor. The new editor has the following features:

    • Real time collaboration: See updates from other collaborators as they edit the document
    • Higher-quality imports: More consistent imports from your desktop into Google Docs
    • Ruler: Google documents have a ruler for setting margins, indentations, and tab stops
    • Chat with other collaborators: As you make your edits, you can chat with other document editors about the changes, from within the document.