Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Google Apps: Forms, Sheets, and Drive get new look along with new features


Check it out. Google Drive, Forms, and Sheets have new features and new looks. Google will automatically upgrade your existing Forms and Sheets to the new versions. Once upgraded, you will no longer be able to revert to the old versions. Give the new Google Drive experience a try! Starting in early 2015, Google will automatically switch your Drive to the new look.  You may opt out of the new Drive briefly before the new interface is permanent.

Old Forms upgrade started on Nov 19, 2014

Go to Recent in Drive and you may notice that Forms appears at the top of the list. Google has started migrating existing Forms to the new interface. Following soon will be the auto-upgrading of legacy themes to allow for customization and a better mobile experience moving forward. After the theme upgrade, some text and colors from older Forms may not show up properly, so plan accordingly and take a look at any existing Forms.

Migration of Forms info (help page)

Old Sheets migration starts Jan 12, 2015

Auto-migration of older spreadsheets (those created prior to Dec 2013, including any subsequent copies) to the new version of Google Sheets starts soon. New sheets have a green circle with a checkmark located at the bottom. 

New Google Drive becomes default starting Jan 13, 2015

Since the launch of the new Google Drive in June, the new experience has been opt-in, allowing people to try out and become accustomed to it. Starting in 2015, the new Drive will be the default experience, while retaining the option to return to the old Drive (via the Settings drop down). In the future, Google will remove the option to return to the old Drive.


ITS Help Desk 

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