Sunday, March 29, 2009

Contest Challenge: New Drawing Tool in Google Docs

Here's your challenge for the week:  go to Google Docs, try the brand new drawing feature, then enter my Docs Draw! contest.

Yes, it's true! Now we can create rich and colorful shapes and drawings in a Google document, spreadsheet, or presentation! Just go to the menu bar and pull down from Insert to select Drawing. Play a little (or a lot), create something fun or inspiring, then invite me to share your document. If you have the best new drawing in a Google Doc, you will win a prize!  

From the official Google Docs Blog: 
"It's easy to create drawings using lines, free hand scribbles, text labels and a large choice of shapes that you can move, resize, rotate and adjust. Group, order, align and distribute and other features are available when you select objects you've drawn. You can also customize a range of shape properties, from line widths to fill color, and from arrowheads to font size, and much more. If you change your mind, there is undo and redo. You can collaborate with a friend or colleague on a drawing, or work alone, just as you can in [all] Google Docs..." 

Of course, if you're giving assessments this week (or recovering from last week), you'll be longing for some creative outlets, so "draw" on your creativity and enter this Docs Draw! contest. Simply invite me to share your document or publish it and send me the link. The deadline for contest entries will be midnight Sunday, April 5th. I can't wait to see what you create!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks this is an easy way to include banners, diagrams, and other graphics without going back out to another editor.