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Google Docs Adds Over 300 New Templates

Google Docs Templates

Google Docs recently added over 300 templates for a variety of business documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Need templates for a calendar, a letter, a resume, or even Avery-compatible labels? You're good to go.

My favorites are in the eclectic "Miscellaneous" section, where you'll find templates for athletes, parents, wedding or event planners, wine nerds, screenwriters -- even "animal guardians".

Cool new resource and a neat idea. Yet another reason for MS Office to keep an eye on its dwindling lunch.

I'm looking forward to spending some time with these, because I'm a huge GDocs nerd. Can't wait until you can edit Google Documents via your iPhone. That's when the game really changes.

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Templates + Google Docs make me a happy boy

I'm 95% switched over to Google Docs for all my writing and presentations at this point. This just makes things that much better. Get Zotero or some other bibliographic program to play pretty and I could completely switch.

My wife and I paddled the Mississippi River in 2005. Started half-arsed writing the book on the trip that fall. We were both doc students at the time, so I was working on multiple computers, losing sections, versions, etc the whole way. Stopped for 18 months in frustration.

Enter Google Docs.

Put the whole shebag on Gdocs, in 60 different sub-sections. Totally changed the way I work. With Google Gears, I'm all set. The released templates look to play OK with our Powerpoints of the river, so they're getting converted by the end of the month.

More on the trip down the river at http://www.sourcetosea.net




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