Googles Apps Suite Gains Presentation Component - PPT Import Issues

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2007-09-19
 
 
 

Googles Apps Suite Gains Presentation Component

Your friendly neighborhood Google Docs dropdown menu now sports a new application option.

Googles Apps Suite Gains Presentation Component

Googles Apps Suite Gains Presentation Component - A Clean Slate

The look of a blank presentation in Google Docs is more or less the same as in Microsoft Office or OpenOffice.org.

Googles Apps Suite Gains Presentation Component - A Clean Slate

Googles Apps Suite Gains Presentation Component - Google\s Undoing?

After dragging a text box around the screen, and then hitting Control-Z to undo my actions, Googles presentation app instead undid the earlier text Id typed.

Googles Apps Suite Gains Presentation Component - Google\s Undoing?

Googles Apps Suite Gains Presentation Component - No PDF Export

I was disappointed to find that PDF export was not among my File Menu options. I frequently convert PPTs to PDF for more agile viewing.

Googles Apps Suite Gains Presentation Component - No PDF Export

Googles Apps Suite Gains Presentation Component - PPT Import Issues

Googles Presentation Tool can work with PPT files, but the formatting is not always spot-on.

Googles Apps Suite Gains Presentation Component - PPT Import Issues

Googles Apps Suite Gains Presentation Component - Publish Your Slideshow

As with the rest of Googles online office suite, publishing your presentations for broad consumption is fairly easy.

Googles Apps Suite Gains Presentation Component - Publish Your Slideshow

Googles Apps Suite Gains Presentation Component - Collaborate on Your Slide Deck

Adding collaborators to your presentation project is also rather easy.

Googles Apps Suite Gains Presentation Component - Collaborate on Your Slide Deck

Googles Apps Suite Gains Presentation Component - Revision Control

Googles very good revision control feature is one of the bright spots of its presentation tool, and of its suite as a whole.

Googles Apps Suite Gains Presentation Component - Revision Control

Googles Apps Suite Gains Presentation Component - Background Themes

I could select from a set of requisitely ugly-looking slide templates.

Googles Apps Suite Gains Presentation Component - Background Themes

Googles Apps Suite Gains Presentation Component - Take Control

I could assume control of the slide deck, as well as surrender that control to a fellow attendee. Theres also a nice chat box with which to coordinate such handovers.

Googles Apps Suite Gains Presentation Component - Take Control

Googles Apps Suite Gains Presentation Component - E-mail the Slide Deck

Googles presentation application makes it easy to e-mail out a copy of the slide deck.

Googles Apps Suite Gains Presentation Component - E-mail the Slide Deck

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