+ Friday December 13th, 2019


Google has updated one of its productivity apps, with Google Docs has received a small update today that brings a couple of new (though minor) features. What we’re seeing is support for cutting, copying, and pasting text, images, and tables in Office Compatibility mode. Additionally, you’ll now have the ability to insert links into Google documents.

The official changelog from Google is as brief as our story:

  • Support for selecting, cutting, copying and pasting text along with images, tables, and charts in Office Compatibility Mode
  • Ability to insert links in Google documents

It isn’t much, but if you’re doing a lot of work with Microsoft Word format documents, this update will be a welcome improvement. You can grab the update on the Play Store today.

Google Docs
Google Docs
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free
Source: Google.

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Phill Edwards
Phill Edwards

I’m amazed they have the balls to trumpet this as a new feature: “Ability to insert links in Google documents”. Do what?!? They should be ashamed it was never there before. Just how rubbish is Google Docs compared to MS Office if it couldn’t do basic things like this and “copying and pasting text”?

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