Google Docs Adds Hide and Sort Features

Jul 31, 2007 • 9:13 am | comments (2) by twitter | Filed Under Other Google Topics

The Google Docs & Spreadsheets blog announced that Google has been listening to user feedback and has added two highly requested features: the ability to hide documents from view and to sort by name, date modified, starred/unstarred, and who the documents are shared with.

Syd of the Google Docs & Spreadsheets team also updates Google Groups with this information.

He adds that this is how you sort documents:

From here, you can sort alphabetically or in chronological order.

- To sort by document/spreadsheet name, click "Name". - To sort by document/spreadsheet owner, click "Folders/Sharing". - To sort by date last modified, click "Date".

And this is how you hide them:

From the Docs list: to hide a document or spreadsheet, check the box to the right of the document/spreadsheet title and click "Hide" from among the toolbar options. All of your hidden documents will be available in the "Hidden" category, listed below "All items" in the sidebar.

The Hide feature works well. However, I couldn't get the alphabetical sort to work. Here's what happened when I tried an alphabetical sort:

Name Sort Broken: Alphabetical Order

And here's the "reverse" alphabetical sort:

Name Sort Broken: Reverse Alphabetical Order

I was able to reproduce this on other existing documents (that I've hidden, naturally) ;)

Forum discussion continues at Google Groups.

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04/04/2011 03:22 pm

When I sort by name, they appear in reverse alphabetical order (starting with Z) -- how do I get them listed in alphabetical order?


04/02/2012 01:28 pm

Is there a way to have a public google document (a link to it on a website), but to hide the names of the collaborators?

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