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Introducing ‘Spreadsheets Shortcuts, PPTX Support, RSS Gadget, Improved Mobile Rendering’ to Google Docs and Sites

Google Docs and Site this week, introducing a number of enhancements as follows:

Spreadsheets shortcuts
A new shortcuts menu added to spreadsheets make it easier to find. Hit Ctrl+/ (or Cmd+/ on a Mac) to pull up the list of shortcuts and learn new ways to sharpen your spreadsheet skills. Below is a list of shortcuts: (click to enlarge)

Support for conversion of PPTX files to Google presentations by either uploading the file from a desktop or converting the file from a documents list. Just follow the same simple steps as you normally would when converting files to Google Docs formats.

Better customization for your RSS Gadget in Sites
A new RSS gadget for Google Sites to added to “Featured” gallery, gives gives you complete control over the appearance of the gadget: You can customize any aspect of the feed, including font, color, size, number of items to display, and post length.

To set your gadget, go to Insert > More Gadgets > Featured, and look for RSS Feed.

Improved mobile rendering
“After initial version of Google Sites automatic mobile rendering was released, you enabled the option for over 50,000 sites, making it clear that you’re looking for a better way to easily publish content for mobile devices. Based on what you’ve told us, we’re adding the additional behaviors to make automatic mobile rendering on Google Sites even better,” google stated. Including:

  • Images and header logos automatically scale in mobile mode
  • Gadgets and text boxes have widths that fit mobile devices
  • Pages with multi-column layouts stack columns vertically on mobile

[Source: Google Docs blog]

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