Google has unveiled a range of new online collaboration tools for his Google Docs Platform.
The users of desktop software will soon be able to add drop-down bullets and table templates to their documents, which Google says will make it easier for users to collaborate on projects.
Drop-down bullets will allow Google Docs users to indicate the status of their document or add project milestones to it.
Going forward, Google Docs users will have access to two default drop-down options, described in a Workspace update blog post announcing the news.
The first, Project Status, will include selections for ‘Not Started’, ‘Stuck’, ‘In Progress’ and ‘Completed’ projects.
The second, Review Status, will include selections for “Not Started”, “In Progress”, “Under Review” and “Approved” projects.
In addition, users of the online site word processor will be able to create a drop-down chip with custom options and different colors to suit their particular needs.
Google is also set to add table templates to Docs, which it says allow users to insert “building blocks” indicating common project workflows such as: “start content tracking “, “project asset”, “revision tracking”, and “product roadmap”. ‘.
Users will be able to insert a drop-down bullet by selecting “Insert > Drop-Down”.
To insert a TableLook, users will need to select “Insert > Table > TableLooks”.
These features will be available by default to all Google end users, including personal Google Accounts and Google Workspace customers.
When is the Google Docs update available?
The new drop-down bullets are scheduled for gradual rollout starting May 2, allowing 15 days for feature visibility.
The new table templates will be rolling out gradually starting May 2 for rapid release domains and May 9 for scheduled release domains.
Productivity-focused users have had a great year when it comes to Google Docs updates.
Google has announced that it is adding Markdown support to Google Docs.
Markdown, created by John Gruber, is a lightweight language created to make it easier to add formatting elements to a plain text document.
This update allowed Google users to create rich text documents without having to learn keyboard shortcuts.