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What you love about Google Search – now for Drive

05/10/2016

Innovation is critical for business success, so we’re constantly trying to build tools that enable our customers to do more. With this launch, you can now use Natural Language Processing (NLP) and other new and improved features in Drive search on web to find files easier and faster. You’ll also see a couple of highly-requested Google Docs features that have been added based on your feedback (thank you!).

Search faster and with ease

Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a fancy way of saying “search like you talk.” You can type things like “find my budget spreadsheet from last December” or “show me presentations from Anissa.” Drive will understand what you mean and give you the option to click for those specific search results. Drive NLP will get better with each query — so keep on searching. 😉

Google Search - now for Drive

 

Get help with speling — er, spelling

When you’re trying to find a doc fast, it’s easy for typos to slip into your search. Drive now has a new autocorrect feature that suggests corrections to misspelled search terms — which can really help when your brain is moving faster than your fingers.

 

Google search - get help with speling — er, spellinga

Enjoy other updates based on your feedback

We’ve also added a few small but mighty features in Google Docs to help you create your best work:

  • You can now easily split your document into multiple columns in Docs. Just choose “Columns” in the “Format” drop-down menu when you need more formatting options to get your point across.
  • We know that work happens in all types of file formats. So, when you open, convert and edit non-Google files in Docs, Sheets and Slides, we’ll now save a copy for you. Just view or download the non-Google source file in its original format directly from Revision History in Docs, Sheets and Slides on the web.

Note: These features are available now to customers on the Rapid release track, and will be available to customers on the Scheduled release track in early Oct.

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