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Google Docs adds Office 2007 Support

by Jason GreenSeptember 11, 2009

office_logoGoogle has finally gotten around to supporting the not so well received Standard-Compliant Office 2007 (.docx) format to their list of supported formats. For those who may not remember, Microsoft basically forced their way into the standards organization and had their (.docx) format made into a standard. But this maybe the first sign of widespread adoption of the new format. Even older Microsoft products couldn’t open the new .docx format (Which was the first time Microsoft documents were not backwards compatible).

But that’s not the only new feature the big G has released with the new Google Docs update. Along with DOCX Import (You can now import Word 2007 files (.docx) into Google Docs) they’ve added a slew of new features. Like:

Forms in the templates gallery
We’ve added 13 spreadsheet forms to the Templates Gallery under a new document type “Forms”

Footnotes for your school assignments
You can now annotate your documents with footnotes. Use Insert > Footnote to add a footnote into the right margin. When printed, the footnotes will appear at the bottom of the page. Learn more.

Forms improvements
We’ve added a new question type (grid), support for right-to-left languages in forms, and a new color scheme for the forms summary. Also, you can now pre-populate form fields with URL parameters, and if you use Google Apps, you can create forms which require sign-in to access. Learn more.

Forms in the templates gallery
We’ve added 13 spreadsheet forms to the Templates Gallery under a new document type “Forms”. Browse the new forms.

and much more! Hit the Link for more info.

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About The Author
Jason Green
The writer and owner of Green Complex, Jason is an A+ Certified for Computer Hardware egghead and Eagle Scout since 1999 but has been building computers and programming for much longer. An enthusiast to say the least, his hobbies also include photography, video games, and reading. See his proficiencies on Smarterer.

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