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An Excellent New Feature for Google Docs

An Excellent New Feature for Google Docs
July 1, 2014 A few days ago Google released a few interesting updates to its Drive applications. One important update that I want to share with you today is called "Suggested Edits". This new feature is great for collaborative work on Google Docs. Before, when you share a Google document with your collaborators and grant them the editing rights they can edit anything in it. But with "Suggested Edits" you, as the owner of the document, can control this editing process by allowing collaborators to make only suggestions which you can either accept or reject. This new feature is not available on Google Docs for mobile. Here is how you can enable "Suggested Edits" in your Google Docs : 1- Open the document. 2- In the top-right corner, make sure you are in Suggesting mode 3-To suggest an edit to existing text, highlight the text you want to change and type the suggested edit. Owners of the documents will receive an email with your suggestions and be able to accept or reject them.

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