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Did Google Docs Change?

Feb - 29 - 2008
Nicole C. Engard

I noticed yesterday while trying to work with other Code4Libers on a document summarizing the Lightning Talks that the Save button had disappeared. Now this AM when I went to edit a personal document I only needed to make one small change and went to hit ‘Save & Close’ and had to wait for the auto-save before closing the document.

Google Docs Save

Has anyone else noticed this? Or seen documentation explaining why such an essential function has been removed?

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13 Responses so far.

  1. Yup, I noticed it… hmmmm… Tuesday, I think. I miss my save and close button. :(

  2. Yeah, confusion all around. I was really happy when I discovered the little disc-icon on the left on the menu bar. “Just like word!” :-/
    But I do miss the old “save” and “save & Close” on the right:-)

  3. Nicole says:

    That doesn’t make sense :( ‘save’ is a function of every word processing program!!

  4. Yes, it looks like it’s been exiled to the disk icon and separate ‘Save’ and ‘Close’ options on the file menu. Does anybody know if Google has a blog or feed for their updates to the Docs applications?

  5. Yup, I noticed it… hmmmm… Tuesday, I think. I miss my save and close button. :(

  6. Yeah, confusion all around. I was really happy when I discovered the little disc-icon on the left on the menu bar. “Just like word!” :-/
    But I do miss the old “save” and “save & Close” on the right:-)

  7. Nicole says:

    That doesn’t make sense :( ‘save’ is a function of every word processing program!!

  8. Andrew S says:

    Here’s a posting about it:
    http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/02/27/google-doc
    and here’s a blog for Google Documents:
    http://googledocs.blogspot.com/

    But it doesn’t look like they posted about it. Just rolled it out…I like the old “save” button myself…

  9. Yes, it looks like it’s been exiled to the disk icon and separate ‘Save’ and ‘Close’ options on the file menu. Does anybody know if Google has a blog or feed for their updates to the Docs applications?

  10. Andrew S says:

    Here’s a posting about it:
    http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/02/27/google-docs-gets-a-visual-overhaul-now-more-office-like/
    and here’s a blog for Google Documents:
    http://googledocs.blogspot.com/

    But it doesn’t look like they posted about it. Just rolled it out…I like the old “save” button myself…

  11. may says:

    Yeah, I had the exact same reaction yesterday when I went to update my files. It was a strange and sudden change in my opinion. I also liked the save and close button.
    At least the save icon is still around.

  12. may says:

    Yeah, I had the exact same reaction yesterday when I went to update my files. It was a strange and sudden change in my opinion. I also liked the save and close button.
    At least the save icon is still around.


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