[hcs-d] Google Docs Blog: Templates bring Docs to life

Grant Dasher gdasher at fas.harvard.edu
Wed Jul 16 20:13:05 EDT 2008


Yup.  This is what I've been working on this summer?

--Grant

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 7:35 PM, Konstantin Pozin <pozin at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
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> Templates bring Docs to life
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> via Official Google Docs Blog by Google Docs on 7/16/08
> What do wedding planners, gas mileage calculators and photo albums have in
> common? They're all examples of templates available in the Google Docs
> Template Gallery that Sarah Beth Eisinger (Docs Templates engineer), Grant
> Dasher (intern), and I built and (happily!) released today.
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> When researching how people use templates, we saw that lots of you create
> documents for all aspects of your lives. You need resumes and cover letters
> to look for jobs and fax cover letters and invoices to run your businesses.
> And of course you want to use documents in fun ways with family and friends,
> such as unique designs and layouts for invitation cards and calendars.
> Finally, everyone wants to be able to have tools that "just work": print
> mailing labels, track portfolio values, and manage projects without having
> to painstakingly create documents from scratch.
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> These needs inspired our new templates and gallery. We developed these in
> conjunction with Avery Dennison, Vertex42.com, TemplateZone, and Visa
> Business.
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> Many templates leverage the collaborative aspect of Google Docs so that
> several people can work on a single document online without having to email
> attachments back and forth. To hear the story behind two templates, watch
> these videos:
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> To get started, go directly to the template gallery or access it from the
> "New" menu in your document list. Templates are currently available only in
> English, but other languages are coming soon. They're also available to
> Google Apps users.
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> Posted by: Valerie Blechar, Google Docs Templates Engineer
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