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

Grant Dasher gdasher at fas.harvard.edu
Wed Jul 16 20:13:17 EDT 2008


And by ? I mean .

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 8:13 PM, Grant Dasher <gdasher at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
> Yup.  This is what I've been working on this summer?
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> --Grant
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> On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 7:35 PM, Konstantin Pozin <pozin at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
>> Grant Dasher?
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>> Sent to you by KP via Google Reader:
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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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