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Friday, January 25, 2019

GSuite Enhancements for January 2019









Posted: 07 Jan 2019 10:51 AM PST

What’s changing 

Now you can embed Google Drawings files saved in Drive into Google Docs and update the content of linked drawings embedded in Docs. When the source file is updated, you’ll see an “Update” button in the upper right hand corner of the embedded drawing.


Why you’d use it 

Instead of having to create drawings manually in a document, you can embed drawings from Drive in a document and refresh the content to keep it current. When you embed a drawing, the drawing is placed in the document, but linked to the original in Google Drawings. By using the “Update” button, you can update the drawing’s content with one click if changes are made to the source file. You can also choose to unlink drawings at a later date.

How to get started 

  • End users: This feature can be accessed from the “Insert” menu in Docs. For further instructions, check out the Help Center

Helpful links 

Help Center: Create, insert & edit drawings 

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Posted: 07 Jan 2019 10:07 AM PST

What’s changing

Now, when you’re working on a chart in Sheets, you can give a design element (such as a bar on a bar graph or a point or line on a line graph) a unique color, instead of all similar elements being the same color. This works for bar charts, column charts, line charts, scatter charts and for certain series in combination charts.


Why you’d use it

You can emphasize a part of a chart by changing its color to a different one than the main color of the series, allowing you to tell a better story.

How to get started

Helpful links

Help Center: Add & edit a chart or graph


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Posted: 22 Jan 2019 11:06 AM PST

What’s changing

We're adding three new features to Gmail:

  • Shortcut to undo/redo in the compose window
  • Shortcut to strikethrough text
  • Ability to download messages as .EML files in rfc822 format from Gmail on the web


Why you’d use it

  • Undo/Redo: If you need to undo an action, like if you accidentally delete the content of your draft of an email, you can do so straight from the compose view. Anytime you have undo, you want to also have the option of redo, so we’ve added that as well.
  • Strikethrough: Strikethrough is a visual cue that something has been completed or can be used as an edit suggestion. We’ve heard from you that this functionality is critical to quickly and efficiently write emails, especially when you want to visually indicate a change in language.
  • Download as .EML: This format is recognized by other email clients, allowing you to view the Gmail content along with attachments within these clients. In addition, with this functionality users can now add these downloaded messages as attachments in their emails.

How to get started

  • End users - new compose formatting: Click on the formatting menu in the Gmail compose window.

  • End users - new download format: Open the overflow (three dot) menu and select “Download message.”