Amit Agarwal: Count the Number of Words and Characters in a Google Document

Amit Agarwal: Count the Number of Words and Characters in a Google Document. “If you were to count the nubmer of words and characters in a Google Document, open the document, go to the Tools menu and choose Word Count. That’s a good option for counting words in a single document manually but what if you have a folder of files in Google Drive, say student assignments, and wish to know the words or characters per document. That’s where Google Apps Script can help.”

The Register: LibreOffice 6.4 nearly done as open-source office software project prepares for 10th anniversary

The Register: LibreOffice 6.4 nearly done as open-source office software project prepares for 10th anniversary. “What’s new in version 6.4? There are numerous fresh features; most are small, but they do include the ability to insert QR codes into any document. The Generate QR Code feature lets you enter a hyperlink (or any text) and generate a QR code with four options for complexity. A low complexity is better for long URLs while high has better error correction if there are errors in reading.”

How-To Geek: How to Add Flowcharts and Diagrams to Google Docs or Slides

How-To Geek: How to Add Flowcharts and Diagrams to Google Docs or Slides. “Flowcharts and diagrams can help people understand confusing data. If you need one for your Google Docs or Slides file, you can create it without leaving your document. We’ll show you how.”

Ars Technica: Google Drive will introduce long-asked-for file shortcuts feature

Ars Technica: Google Drive will introduce long-asked-for file shortcuts feature. “Soon, Google will add one of the most commonly requested features to its Drive file hosting, sharing, and collaboration service: shortcuts. These will allow users to create pointers to files from either the same drive or another, separate shared drive.”

Digital Inspiration: Want to Read Faster? Change your Default Font In Google Docs

Digital Inspiration: Want to Read Faster? Change your Default Font In Google Docs. “Google has added a new font family – Lexend – that will help you read faster and better. The font is available inside Google Docs, Sheets and Google Slides or you can download it directly from the Google Fonts website and use it in offline apps like Microsoft Word.”