Since the release of the iCloud in June, regular internet users have become enthralled with the concept of the cloud computing. However, many don’t realize that they already use it on a day-to-day basis through programs such as regular e-mail, Google Docs, and Flickr. Businesses have long been incorporating cloud technologies into their IT departments, but the recent surge of interest in and the prices of cloud computing have led many wondering if colocation services wouldn’t be better.
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Google Spreadsheets and Google Documents have become essential tools for those who regularly need to deal with documents and spreadsheets. But sometimes, you need to insert a table created in Google Spreadsheets into a Google Document. Google Docs doesn’t let you insert a Google Spreadsheets directly into a Google Document. This feature on the other hand is easily available in Microsoft Office. Don’t worry, here is a workaround for inserting a Google Spreadsheets into a Google Document.
Creating a mail merge function with Google Spreadsheets can be a herculean task if you aren’t familiar with the charms of programming. Well, you don’t have to worry much about it; you can use the Map Mail Merge template for Google Spreadsheets to send out customized invitations and attach a custom Google map with each email, varying with the address of each invitee.
With addition of great useful features, one can get all the basic benefits of standalone desktop word processing software on Google Docs. Google Docs lets you insert images into a document as well. But you cannot extract the images directly from the document editor in Google Docs. Here are some tricks for downloading images from Google Docs documents.
Zoho or Google Docs are popular not only because of their online editing and storage features but also because of document sharing and collaborative editing functionalities. But at times, you also need to create documents on computer using Word or some other software like OpenOffice. Direct uploading of such documents will hamper document editing capabilities in Google Docs or Zoho. Here are a few things that should be kept in mind.
Keeping a track of things that we do on the internet is very difficult. Hooey Webprint is a recent startup that helps you recall webpages visited in the past with much ease. It is an approach towards building a library of your Internet history. It keeps an archive of the pages you visit and you can search through them later as they are stored on your own computer.
Documents are shared generally in formats like PDF or .doc over the internet. Generally we all have standalone software like Acrobat reader for viewing PDFs and Microsoft Word for viewing and modifying word documents. But, documents on the web can also be viewed on your browser without having these software installed on your computer. Here are some options for viewing documents online or in your browser without installing any of these. Moreover, these don’t require sign-ups either.
iPad and Android platform mobile owners should be happy to hear that Google is soon bringing mobile editing capabilities to online Google Docs on iPad and Android based mobile phones. People who use Google Docs off and on will now find it easy to edit documents on the fly with their iPad and Android devices.
You can get a Twitter widget from Twitter’s site to embed in your blogs. Or there are other third party tools that make it easier for you to show a Twitter widget on your blog. Do you know that you can also make your custom Twitter widget with Google Spreadsheets? This is very easy to do and you can fully customize the colors, number of tweets to show, size of the widget etc.
The latest version of Microsoft Office Excel till date i.e. Excel 2007. The extension of files created or edited with Excel 2007 are saved as .xlsx files. This kind of file is not supported by the earlier versions of Microsoft Excel i.e. by Excel 2003. This kind of file was also not supported by Google docs. But recently they have added a feature letting you to upload Excel 2007 files.