Google has announced that it has rolled out several updates that make the process of converting PDFs into Google Docs better than ever before. Starting November 30, the improvements have already begun rolling out and will reach both enterprise and end-users in 1-3 days. As per the company, the new improvements to Google Docs are available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, and Enterprise Plus customers. Apart from these, users with G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education, and Nonprofits customers will also receive these improvements.
What’s Improving With New Update
This latest update on Google Docs brings a lot of improvements to image importing, layout conversion, and text styles and formatting. The improvements in image importing include both image and text wrap related to images. With this update, users will also see improved text styles and formatting, such as underline, strikethrough, background colors, and fonts. Apart from this, the new update includes support for multi-column layouts, tables with borders, custom page sizes, and improved content ordering. Note that this feature has no admin control. However, it will be enabled for end-users by default. Here’s how to convert PDF and images to text using Google Docs.
To convert photo files and PDFs to Google Docs, go to drive.google.com on your desktop and find the file you want to convert. Next, right-click on the file and then click the “Open with Google Docs” option from the list. It will then convert your image file or PDF to a Google Doc file automatically. You can edit it later to bring changes to the content or layout. The tech giant has already rolled out this update on November 30 and may take up to 3 days for feature visibility.
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