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Friday, June 13, 2008

Now you can upload and share PDFs with Google Docs

7:12:00 PM Posted by Oscar Berg No comments
The Google Docs Team has listened to a common user request and adressed a need that many of us have - to be able to share PDFs and thereby being able to share files created with other applications. So now it is possible to upload, preview and share PDFs in Google Docs. You can copy text from the PDFs, but there are no editing capabilities. I don't believe that is necessary at all since the value is in the possibility to easily share PDFs with others. Though it would have been nice to be able to highlight and annotate content in a PDF, expecially when sharing articles, reports and such where you might want to direct others to the parts in the PDF that you find interesting. I guess these features are not that hard to add.

Read more on the Official Google Docs Blog or try it out yourself in Google Docs.

The missing piece in the Google application portfolio is an light-weight document / content management application that allows users to upload, store, manage and share their files. It seems as Google Docs is now heading in that direction. Surprising? No. Appreciated? Yes.


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