Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Presentations Added To Google Docs

Googe Docs New menuAs intimated way back in February, Google have been working on adding PowerPoint-like functionality into their online office applications suite - Google Docs. Well, now it's live and you can create your presentations online.

Here's what you can do with presentations:
  • Import existing presentations in .ppt and .pps file types.
  • Export your presentations as HTML.
  • Edit your presentations using our simple WYSIWYG editor.
  • Insert images, and format your slides to fit your preferences.
  • Share and edit presentations with your friends and work colleagues.
  • Allow real-time viewing of presentations online, from separate remote locations.
  • Publish your presentations on the web, allowing access to a wide audience.
  • Each presentation can be up to 500K, plus 2MB per embedded image.
  • Each user has a combined limit of 5,000 documents and presentations and 5,000 images.

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It also integrates well into Google Docs and you get the same sharing, publishing and revisions features as for documents and spreadsheets. You can also get a preview of the presentation, which is useful for fine-tuning those slides.

There's no support for animations, sound or video in there yet and you can't export a presentation in PowerPoint format so it's not quite a PowerPoint killer but, if all you need is a simple set of presentation slides with a few images in there, it's ideal and, of course, free!

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