Set expiration dates for access to Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides files

This is something that we’ve been waiting to see, and it’s now here.

Google Apps is introducing the ability to set an “expiration date” for specific user access to files in Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides. This can be done by accessing the advanced sharing settings, where a new button will appear beside users that you have shared your file with who have either edit or comment rights only (this function is not available for viewers).

For more information, visit the official Google Apps update.

Navigate documents quickly and easily with the outline tool in Google Docs

It can be difficult, not to mention time-consuming, to navigate lengthy, complex documents. To make that process easier, today we’re launching an outline tool in Google Docs on the web and Android. Displayed in a pane to the left of the page, this outline features headers for each section of your document, making it simple to quickly jump from section to section.

Document Outline View

For a demonstration of this new feature, watch this video.

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New Google Forms now the default option, with improvements to add-ons, script editing, and more

The new Google Forms is now the default option for Form creators. Don’t worry, the ‘running man’ in the bottom-left corner will still be there to opt-out.

Other updates to Google Forms includes:

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Searching Google Drive just got easier!

Drive IconGoogle recently came out with a new release about searching Drive that has many people excited.

Now, when you use the search in Google Drive, before typing what you want to look for it prompts you in a drop-down list what type of file you are looking for!Google Drive Advanced Search

And for you iOS users out there, to find a file in your Drive, you can use the iOS search bar now without having to open the Drive app!iosDriveSearch

For more information on this update, visit Google Drive’s official blog post for more new features:

Because it’s gotta be super easy to find your files

Welcome to GafeHelp.ca!

GAFEhelp.ca logoWell… it is finally here.

After many hours of planning our site through Google Hangout discussions and shared Google Docs, after endless screencast recording restarts, Google Drawing edits, HTML fiddling, and litres of coffee, GafeHelp.ca is live!

Our help site was made for all of you Google Apps for Education users out there looking for a little Gafe-Help!

We have a lot planned for GafeHelp – what’s here now is just a start. We look forward to sharing our ideas and curating those of others so that you can get the best out of this amazing suite of tools.

We hope you enjoy the site and find it helpful.

Tim & Pete