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Google Presentations Adds a Nip Here, a Tuck There

Nothing major, here, but Google Docs just rolled out a handful of tweaks for Presentations, its Web-based PowerPoint clone. Here's the rundown for all you slide monkeys -- er, junkies:
  • Multi-shape formatting allows you select multiple shapes and/or text boxes and format them all at once. To select multiple objects, hold down the Shift key while you click each object, or drag over all of the objects that you'd like to select. You can then change the fill color, line color, border weight, font size, etc.
  • Manipulation of text boxes is now easier, too. They now grow in size as you type, and you can now vertically align the text within multiple boxes using a new Text Vertical Alignment button in the toolbar.
  • Live slide-jumping: When you are running a live presentation, you now can better navigate to specific slides within your presentation. Click the Start Presentation button, then look for a toolbar at the bottom of the window. At any time, you can immediately jump to a different slide.
Now, if we could just get support for audio (nothing enhances a presentation like a soundtrack, IMHO), we'd be getting somewhere. In the meantime, check out Google's last batch of Presentations updates. All good stuff.