Wednesday, 23 July 2014

A Few Things I noticed in the new Google Drive

Opening PDFs in drive viewer

It's actually there...Double click on the PDF. Then Choose "Pop Out".

No option to convert or not convert files uploaded to drive
I know +Chris Betcher (does the "+" work in Blogger?) was quite annoyed about losing the choice.... But here is an alternative way to look at  it. In the old drive, it was critical to have the choice... Is it critical anymore? I don't think it is. Office files uploaded to drive default to being office files. Since they open natively in the browser and allows you to edit, the need to convert is no longer that important. Then if you want to collaborate with someone else, as soon as you press share, it converts it. Or if you want to convert, it's there under file.

I quite like the new drive....

Friday, 18 July 2014

Copy Your Outlook Distribution Group to Gmail Contacts

OK... You can google this and there are great instructions for using the Export/Improt functions. But here is a really simple way to transfer groups 1 at a time.

1. Open Outlook and get the group you want in the 'To:' as below.

2. Click the "+" so all the group members appear.
3. Drag your mouse over the email addresses that appear in the "To:" and copy these.
4. Open Gmail, and toggle to Contacts
5. Create a new Contact Group and name it accordingly.

6. Click on "My Contacts" to find your new (but empty) group and double click to open the group.
7. Find the "Add users" icon, then paste all the email addresses from step 3 into the window that appears.


Thursday, 17 July 2014

Gone Google... Want to make Gmail open when I click a link instead of Outlook

Make Gmail open (rather than Outlook) when I click on a mail link on the web
Problem: When I am on a Website and click on an email link, it opens Outlook. How do I make Gmail the default mail client?

Answer: When you are in Gmail, you get prompted as in the images below.

You may also want to make Chrome your default browser. Google this to find out how.