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Rollout update for adding audio to Google Slides presentations

Quick launch summary

Earlier this year, we announced the ability to add audio to Google Slides presentations. This feature is fully available to Rapid release domains now. It’s currently rolling out to Scheduled release domains and should be fully available to all users by the end of November.

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Insert collapsible text boxes into new Google Sites

Quick launch summary

Site editors can now insert collapsible text boxes into a new Google Site, which site viewers can click to expand. Collapsible text boxes can help condense large blocks of text, like content on FAQ or Help Center pages, allowing site viewers to quickly navigate to the most relevant information.


To learn more about using collapsible text boxes in Google Sites, visit our Help Center.

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Learn how to organize and analyze data with Google Sheets on Coursera

Quick launch summary 

You can learn how to organize information and analyze data using the Getting Started with Google Sheets course now available on Coursera. This course is ideal for users who are new to Sheets, such as new employees being onboarded to G Suite, or students looking to sharpen their analytical skills. 

This course is free for all users, or you can pay an additional fee for access to additional content, projects, quizzes and a course certificate. The Getting Started with Google Sheets course will be available in most countries, see here for more information about availability.

Visit the Coursera website to access the Getting Started with Google Sheets course. To find other learning opportunities, visit the Coursera Google Cloud Learning Site.

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Instantly create new docs, events, spreadsheets and more from your browser

Quick launch summary

You can quickly create new files directly from your browser with “.new” domains for several Google products. For example, you can type “Cal.new” into your browser to create a new Google Calendar event.



The current “.new” domains are:

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Directly click on chart elements to move and delete them in Google Sheets

What’s changing 

We’re adding new features that give users more options to easily customize their charts in Google Sheets. Now you can click directly on data labels, chart titles or legends and drag to reposition them. Or you can easily delete these elements using the delete or backspace keys.

Deleting chart elements in Google Sheets

Repositioning chart elements in Google Sheets.

Who’s impacted 

End users

Why you’d use it 

These features give you more ways to control the look and feel of your charts. For example, you can now easily reposition data labels that overlap to avoid clutter and ensure that key data points stand out. Or you can reposition the legend inside the chart area in order to maximize chart space.

How to get started 



Additional details 

When clicking on a group of items (like a set of data labels), the entire group will be selected first. If you want to drill down further (for example, to select an individual data label), simply click again on the specific element.

Note that most chart elements can be repositioned and deleted, except those that derive their position from data. So, you can reposition elements like chart titles or legends, but data points will remain fixed.

Also included in this launch is the ability to navigate through chart elements using your keyboard.

  • Tab: move between elements 
  • Enter: select an individual element from a group 
  • Escape: go back from an individual element to a group 
  • Arrow keys: reposition the selected elements 


For those who use a screen reader, chart elements will be verbalized as you navigate through them.

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Customize text size and position for captions in Google Slides

Quick launch summary

You can now personalize caption text size and position while presenting in Google Slides. These features can help make captions easier to read, like ensuring all audience members can view captions in a large room. Or, you could make your text smaller to maximize the number of words on screen at once.


While presenting, select the dropdown menu next to the Captions button on the toolbar. From there, you can then set the text size and position.


See our Help Center to learn more about presenting Slides with captions.


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Goal Seek add-on now available for Google Sheets

What’s changing

The Goal Seek add-on for Google Sheets can now be downloaded and installed from the G Suite Marketplace.


Populating and triggering the solve functionality for the Goal Seek add-on.

The Goal Seek add-on running and successfully finding a solution.


Who’s impacted

Admins and end users

Why you’d use it

You can use the Goal Seek add-on to calculate the required value of a cell to achieve a desired value in another cell. This is particularly useful when conducting break-even analysis or sensitivity calculations, like determining how changing one value affects other correlated values in your sheet.

How to get started

Additional details

This add-on is developed in Apps Script and requires making requests via the Sheets API. That means that the API request quota for your domain will be affected and the number of requests that can be made by other App Script projects could be limited. See the Help Center for more information about monitoring API quotas and adjusting the request quota for your domain.

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A new look for the Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides Android apps

Quick launch summary 

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides now have a new look and feel on Android devices. While there are no functionality changes, users will notice visual improvements, including a restyled document list, highly-legible typefaces, consistent controls, and updated iconography.

This redesign is already reflected in the latest versions of the Google Docs and Slides Android Apps. It will begin rolling out to Sheets on Android today.

Screenshots of Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets with the Material redesign.


This Material redesign is part of a larger effort to bring consistency to the look and feel of our G Suite apps, with ease-of-use in mind. See here for more information on the Google Drive Material redesign on iOS and Android and here for the Docs, Sheets, and Slides redesign on the web

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Migrate your apps to the latest Sheets API by March 2020

Quick launch summary 

We’re retiring the Sheets v3 API on March 3, 2020. To ensure that projects that were originally built on the v3 API continue to work, migrate your apps to the Sheets v4 API before that date. To learn more about this change, see our post on the Cloud blog. For information on transitioning your apps, check out our migration guide.

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Better line spacing support for branding in Google Docs and Slides

Quick launch summary

You can now set custom line spacing to be less than one in Google Docs and Google Slides. This allows for more detailed control of line spacing so you can better control the appearance of your fonts. Our users have told us this is a critical need for meeting brand guidelines or creating documentation that requires visual polish. Additionally, this will help preserve formatting when importing and exporting files in legacy formats.



To customize your line spacing, go to Format > Line Spacing > Custom Spacing.

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