Google Translator, Preview PDFs and Page Templates Location

posted Dec 19, 2009, 8:15 AM by Brian Johnson   [ updated Dec 19, 2009, 8:20 AM ]

New Google Sites features as of December 17, 2009:
  • Translate a site you visit that's not in your default language for Google Sites. This could be used by international co-workers to view the project site of a remote office if that project site is in the local language of that office.
  • PDF files attached to pages and file cabinets can now be previewed with the Google Docs viewer so no need to download the file.
  • You can now set a default location in your site for page templates.

How to access what's new:
  • If you visit a site that's not in your chosen language for Sites, there is now a 'Translate' link at the bottom right of the page which will translate the site for you using Google Translate.
  • For a PDF file in Sites, clicking on 'View' instead of 'Download' now previews that PDF in Google Docs viewer.
  • When saving or modifying a page template, choose 'Default location' to specify a location in your site structure. If a page is then created using this template, then the default location will be what you've specified