Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Google Docs: Presentations Are Here

Category: Google, Screencast, Showcase

<>p>Google Docs has been updated with a new presentation file type:

Starting today, presentations — whether imported from existing files or created using the new slide editor — are listed alongside documents and spreadsheets in the Google Docs document list. They can be edited, shared, and published using the familiar Google Docs interface, with several collaborators working on a slide deck simultaneously, in real time. When it’s time to present, participants can simply click a link to follow along as the presenter takes the audience through the slideshow. Participants are connected through Google Talk and can chat about the presentation as they’re watching.

Building applications like these with WYSIWYG editing always pushes the limits of browsers, so it is interesting to see them at work. The key for the presentation side of things is of course the collaboration features that we are all used to from docs and spreadsheets. Oh, and you can embed them too.

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Oh, I think its a good effort and I wish I can use this. Thanks for the sharing.

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Comment by DESIGNEXPANSE.COM — September 19, 2007

Well, I liked this post. Thanks a lot.

Comment by Kaps — September 19, 2007

this is developed with GWT, right?

Comment by zero0x — September 19, 2007

Not sure how much need there is for simultaneous editing by multiple people – in most presentations I’ve been to with multiple speakers they just have a set of slides each. Still, it sounds cool in the features list.
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Comment by Andy Stevens — September 19, 2007

…love the iFrame embedding… very nice

Comment by Mark Holton — September 19, 2007

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Comment by scrapper — September 19, 2007

Very cool. But anyone remember BrainStorm from HalfBrain? Over 7 years ago? :-)

Comment by Adam Peller — September 19, 2007

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