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Export Google Docs files as EPUB publications

Small but with a huge potential useful update to Google Docs. You can now export your documents in the popular .epub format. This is a new functionality available today in Google Docs.

To export a document in .EPUB format go to File > Download as > EPUB Publication (.epub).

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The main advantage of EPUB files to PDF or other document formats is its ability to quickly and automatically adjust the text to different screen sizes. It allows users to change their own font size and text and accepts GIF, JPEG, PNG and SVG images.

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Type, edit and format with your voice in Google Docs

Now you can write, edit and format documents in Google Docs, using your voice. This is one of the long-awaited features that promoted back in September 2015 by the company and today is already happening.

The news was announced by product manager Isaiah Greene in the official blog of Google Docs:

“We launched Voice typing in Docs to help you capture ideas, compose a letter, or even write the next great novel—all without touching your keyboard. Starting today, you can also edit and format your documents with your voice.”

To use this tool, you must open the document in Chrome (unknown whether the voice commands work with other browsers) and from the Tools menu to select “Voice typing”. You can edit, enter and format text using a set of voice commands. The full list of available commands to date can be found here.

The bad news: The use of these voice commands in Bulgarian is in a very initial stage. Entering text is not quite accurate (I had the opportunity to try out and I have not quite happy). But there is no problem to enter and edit text in English.

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