Six Delicious Holiday Treats from Writer

Zoho Writer | December 20, 2016 | 2 min read

 

In keeping with the holiday spirit, we’d like to give our users some treats. Check out Writer’s new enhancements and innovations:

 

1. See more details about your Collaborators.

Back in July, we introduced Access Receipts to Writer, so document owners could check at a glance whether collaborators had viewed a document.

With the latest update, see exactly when a Collaborator has viewed your document.

collaborator-last-viewed

 

2. Grid is good.

Resize and align images, text boxes, and others elements with increased precision. Setting up Layouts have never been easier.

grid-in-document

 

3. Work fast with Quick Seek and Find & Replace.

In October, we introduced Quick Seek, an effortless way to navigate through your text selections. Our users responded loud and clear: They love this small yet smart innovation, and we couldn’t be happier.

And today, we’re thrilled to bring it to Find & Replace. Search for a word, and quickly see where the same word has appeared across your document.

find-replace-document

 

To do this, Go to Find & Replace by pressing command+F (macOS) or ctrl+F (Windows).

 

4. Control your page breaks.

Navigate across your document with fewer scrolls with Hide Page Break. Remove page breaks to see an entire document. Add them back whenever you need just as easily.

document-page-break

5. Get a better view of your document.

We’re excited to add three new ways to see your work:

a. Fit Width, for Writers and large-screen users, automatically resizes the document to fill the entire screen for easy viewing.

b. Fit Page to Window, for oversized documents, automatically fits the document page into your window, no matter its size, so you can see each page in an instant.

c. Custom Zoom, for when you need to zoom in on just the details.

document-zoom

 

6. A few more stocking stuffers.

We have a few more tricks up our sleeve. Check out these exciting enhancements: 

 a. ‘Send me a copy’

When you email your colleagues via Notify Collaborators, send a copy to yourself too. To do this, Click on    icon > Enter your collaborators’ names > Choose ‘Send me a copy’ option and click ‘Send’.

b. Additional Fonts for Indian Languages

We’re delighted to add Lohit Web Fonts to our ever-growing Font Library. Now we support 11 Indian languages: Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu. 

 c. Improved Export Fidelity

Now you can export all your web fonts, table themes, and document styles with confidence and say goodbye to messed up formatting.

d. Flexible Table alignment

Now you can align your table with complete flexibility. Use Page Margins to adjust your table indentation the way you want.

e.  Dynamic Cursors

Now your cursor color automatically changes according to the page background.

 

That’s all for now, but we’ll be back soon with more exciting announcements. 

Happy Holidays from all of us at Team Writer.


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Rakeeb Rafeek
Product Marketer

  1. Lucy

    Nice to see Zoho Writer getting stronger and stronger. However the biggest issue we now have is if we use the DOCS sync facility and a writer document is sync’d to a local hard disk and you need to work on it while travelling say in a plane/on a train you cant just double click and open the document offline as you could if you were using Word or even Google Docs I believe. In fact you cant even view it….. solve this problem and you really give us the chance to move away from MS Word forever which would be wonderful as we could truly say Zoho were knocking on the gates of Microsoft 🙂

  2. Julius Böhm

    I’m new here and it’s a little bit difficult to read all these sentences, because I’m german, but I hope and think, that I ‘ll have a great time with this word programm. Thank you.

  3. Nalini

    Great job!!

  4. Karl

    Thank you!

  5. Chin

    Great work, Thanks a lot. specially for the table alignment. 😀

  6. Anon

    Thank you for the improvements. Please also provide an option for a horizontal toolbar at the top (like what you used to have) instead of the left menu which is unwieldy and not easy to use. It adds too many clicks to do something simple like bold some text.

    • Rakeeb Rafeek

      Hi, Anon

      Glad you liked the features. We introduced the left panel with an intention to provide a clean, distraction-free environment to work on. However, for all basic operations like Bold, Font Size, Alignment and others, we have a mini menu-bar called ‘Smart Toolbar’. This will intelligently appear when you select text, tables and other objects in your document.

      You can also pin the Smart Toolbar so that it appears on your editor all the time. Here’s how to do it.

      Please do write to us at support@zohowriter.com if the issue still persists. Our team will be happy to help you.

  7. Miguel Angel Arce (@MiguelAngelArce)

    Excellent new features, thank you!

    • Rakeeb Rafeek

      Hi, Miguel
      Really happy you liked them. Thank you!

  8. Ashwath

    Good one

    • Rakeeb Rafeek

      Thank you, Ashwath! Glad you liked the updates.