The great thing about google is its ability to share a document with someone else and allow them to collaborate and edit the work. Google has now added the ability to “suggest an edit”. This allows those who are collaborating to suggest an edit to a document without losing the original text. The collaborators of the document can then decided whether to accept or reject each edit. Google has also assigned color to each of the editors so you can easily see who is contributing and their suggestions. A great feature when multiple people are working on a document.
To try out the suggestive editing feature, open a new document there should be a pencil icon in the top right hand corner of the document. This icon is the new editing function. Clicking it will bring down a menu with three options.
- Editing - Allows you to edit a document with changes being made directly in the document, just like before
- Suggesting - Allows you to make suggested edits that the document owner can approve or deny.
- Viewing - Allows you to view the document and not make any changes to the content.