Google launches new Spreadsheets interface

Google launches new Spreadsheets interface

Summary: Google has just rolled out a new version of Google Spreadsheets -- the last one of all three products in the Google Docs suite. I have to say, this new version works great for me -- it has the familiar menus at the top, a bunch of new toys, and of course, now it works well in Chrome.

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Google has just rolled out a new version of Google Spreadsheets -- the last one of all three products in the Google Docs suite. I have to say, this new version works great for me -- it has the familiar menus at the top, a bunch of new toys, and of course, now it works well in Chrome.

The previous version of Google Spreadsheets, for me at least, was extremely bad in Google Chrome -- this version is quite speedy.

Here's what's new in Google Spreadsheets, from their documentation:

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  1. Menus neatly provide access to all commands and functions.
  2. The updated toolbar gives shortcuts to the most commonly-used commands, including one-click access to currency, percent, and other cell formats.
  3. Hover over the sort bar to expose sorting tools. Drag it by the handle on the left to freeze header rows so they are visible while you scroll.
  4. Formulas are now accessible from the toolbar (or, as always, by typing them directly into the cell).
  5. In the Share menu you can invite people, see who has access, publish to the web, and find other advanced sharing features.
  6. Chat with people who are editing at the same time, or just see who's there.
  7. Your edits are always automatically saved.

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  • Sux

    I lost connectivity last night while editing a spreadsheet (using FF3.0) and lost the last row I added. So much for offline savings or "cloud" reliability.

    In addition, when using the new spreadsheets interface with Chrome, there were several display problems.
    markbn
    • by the way

      my internet connection was working perfectly, but the browser reported: cannot contact Google and kept waiting.
      markbn