Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Simpler printing from more places

I usually never want to talk about how to print more, but if you got to print Google Cloud Print could be helpful. The following is taken from the Google Chrome blog.

Have you ever needed to print a boarding pass, whitepaper, or speech, and didn't have your computer at hand? Google Cloud Print helps you print from anywhere to anywhere using any device, and we’ve recently made several improvements on that front.

First, if you have an Android smartphone or tablet, we've released the Cloud Print app in Google Play to make it easier to print documents and files on the go.

Second, if you work out of different offices or other public spaces like a school, you can now easily share a printer with anyone nearby, by simply publishing a link.
In addition, we’re releasing two new tools today to make it even easier to print anywhere, anytime. The first, Google Cloud Printer, makes it possible to print to any of your cloud printers from Windows applications such as Adobe Reader.
The second, Google Cloud Print Service, runs as a Windows service so administrators can easily connect existing printers to Google Cloud Print in their businesses and schools.

We’ll continue evolving Google Cloud Print to make printing simple and easy from as many devices as possible. For now, the future looks good on paper.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Print Google Forms in a fillable format

As much as I've tried to get some of you to print less, printed forms may help out.

You now have the option to print Google Forms. When you print a form, each question is formatted in a way that makes it simple for people to fill in when printed on paper. To try it out, just create a form and press the print button.

Change the default font in Google Docs

The question came up twice this week so there are probably a few more that could find this helpful. If you are looking for a new default font for your documents or you're simply tired of Arial 11. Here are the steps:
  1. Type some sample text "have a nice day"
  2. Change the text to the font/format you want.
  3. Click the dropdown menu that says "Normal text"
  4. Click on the arrow to the right that appears.
  5. Click on the option "Update Normal text to match"
  6. You have now set the default font for the current document, To set this font as the default for all new documents:
  7. Click on "Normal text" again
  8. At bottom of menu, Click on Options (the gear)
  9. Click Save as my default styles
If you are constantly adjusting fonts in new docs, this could save you some time.