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September 18, 2007

Google adds online presentation package to Google Docs and Apps

Posted by David Hunter at 11:29 AM ET.

Last week’s rumor of an impending free Google online presentation offering was realized today when Google today announced that they had brought presentations to Google Docs and Google Apps:

And today we’re unveiling the new Google Docs presentations feature and invite you to try it at documents.google.com. Maybe more than any other type of document, presentations are created to be shared. But assembling slide decks by emailing them around is as frustrating as it is time-consuming. The new presentations feature of Google Docs helps you to easily organize, share, present, and collaborate on presentations, using only a web browser.

The pitch is as expected – it’s not as full featured as Microsoft Office PowerPoint, but it sure is easy to share Google Docs files as is hyped in this professionally produced video.

By the way, the online application suite used to be Google Docs and Spreadsheets and the name has now thankfully been shortened to just Google Docs. The Google Apps custom domain version of Google Docs also got the presentation package as well.



Filed under Coopetition, Google, Microsoft, Office, PowerPoint

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One Response to “Google adds online presentation package to Google Docs and Apps”

  1. Microsoft fights online office foes with Office Live Workplace -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] Microsoft has a fundamental problem competing with the online office application offerings like Google Docs in that they want to avoid cannibalizing their considerable Microsoft Office revenues. Therefore they have to try to emulate the desirable features of the online offerings while still requiring that the users have a fully paid up copy of Microsoft Office. That’s just what they did today when they announced “Microsoft Office Live Workspace, a new Web-based feature of Microsoft Office that lets people access their documents online and share their work with others.” [...]

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