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Google Docs Android App Now with Offline Access and Improved Reading Layout for Tablet PCs

Google Docs Android App update now lets you select any file in the Google Docs app to “make it available offline.” So regardless of whether you’re connected to the internet, you’re always connected to those files.

Even better, Google Docs “automatically updates your offline files when you’re on Wi-Fi. You can also manually update files anytime you have a data connection by opening the file or tapping ‘Update’ from the Offline section of the app,” informs Google Docs blog.

Google Docs for Android now with offline modeGoogle Docs Android App with Offline Mode

Google Docs for Android tablets, also has an improved reading experience. Now, when you open a Google document on your tablet while online, you’ll get a high-resolution version of the document. Swipe left and right to flip between pages, or use the slider at the bottom to page ahead quickly.

You can learn more about offline capabilities and the new reading layout in Help Center.

Make file available offline:

Google Docs for Android Tablet: Offline Access, Enhanced reading mode: Make file available offline

Update offline file:

Google Docs for Android Tablet: Offline Access, Enhanced reading mode: Update offline file

New reading layout on Android tablet:

Google Docs for Android Tablet: Offline Access, Enhanced reading mode: New reading layout on Android tablet

Also, in the news, less than 2% of the Gmail users have enabled keyboard shortcuts, however many people complained that Gmail’s rich text editor doesn’t have a shortcut for inserting hyperlinks, it’s now available: Ctrl+K (or Cmd-K if you use a Mac).

The same shortcut is also used in Outlook, Microsoft Word, Google Docs and other apps. “Just select any text, and then press the Ctrl and K keys at the same time. A dialogue box opens where you can type a link,” informs the Microsoft Word blog.

Gmail's Shortcut for Inserting Hyperlinks

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