January 29th, 2007 | Published in Google Docs
We know many Google Docs & Spreadsheets fans are also Gmail users. We've heard from scores of you since we launched Docs & Spreadsheets, and the most common request is for more integration between the two products. It comes as no surprise -- everyone gets heaps of docs in their email. Until recently, if you received a document attached to an email message and wanted to import it into D&S, it was a convoluted process -- download the attachment to your desktop, then upload it to D&S. No more. Now the Gmail team has launched a one-click import feature that you'll really appreciate.
Whenever those of you who use Gmail receive a spreadsheet or a document in an email, you will see a new link next to the "Download" link that says "Open as a Google document." Click on that and the attachment will automatically be imported into Docs & Spreadsheets and added to your personal document list where you can make changes, invite collaborators and search for it later. We hope you like it.
As always, we'll be monitoring discussion group and support email for your feedback.