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Google Spreadsheets Gets New Embedding Feature

Take a look up there, that is a Google Spreadsheet, courtesy of Ionut. Alex. He reports that Spreadsheets has added publishing options for your spreadsheets, letting you publish them as HTML, PDF, XLS, ODS, CSV, or a feed, or you can go right ahead and embed it in your site or blog. That is a pretty cool feature, and will no doubt be used by a bunch of bloggers to easily show detailed charts on their blogs.

There’s a little more as well:

Google Spreadsheets shows you all the revisions of a spreadsheets, so it’s easy to go back to an earlier version. And there are two new functions that use information from the web:

* GoogleFinance(”symbol”, “attribute”) that returns information about a stock. GoogleFinance(”GOOG”, “price”) returns the current price for GOOG.

* GoogleLookup(”entity”, “attribute”) that returns answers to simple questions like: population of Italy, Jay Leno’s date of birth, that usually appear at the top of search results in Google.com. GoogleLookup(”Italy”, “population”) will return the population of Italy.

(via LifeHacker)

UPDATE: Philipp writes that they’ve also released an API.

November 30th, 2006 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Docs, Products, General | 2 comments



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2 Comments »

  1. probably even more significant is the Spreadsheet API was released today too
    http://code.google.com/apis/gdata/spreadsheets.html

    Comment by joe | December 1, 2006

  2. […] * Google Docs» Google Spreadsheets Gets New Embedding FeatureΩραίο. Μπορείς πλέον να κάνεις embed ένα Google Spreadsheet μέσα σε μία άλλη σελίδα στο internet. […]

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