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Google documents, now with web fonts!
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
(Cross-posted from the
Google Docs Blog
In the past month we’ve made updates both big and small to Google Docs, and today we’re announcing one more: web fonts in Google documents. Often the best way to get your point across is to present your idea in a creative, captivating way. Today, we added over 450 new fonts to
to make it easier for you to add a little something extra to whatever you create.
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
Once you’ve selected new fonts, you’ll be able to select them from the font menu.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect font for
your first comic book
fancy handwriting for your wedding invitations
, we hope you try out the new fonts and create some eye-catching documents.
In addition to hundreds of new fonts, we have a lot of other exciting updates to report:
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
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
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.
Posted by Isabella Ip, Software Engineer
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