New features in the November IBMs Social Cloud Docs upgrade

Connections Cloud Docs has been upgraded last weekend.  The highlights are:

20 simultaneous co-editors, 50M Presentation file size support, Data validation and 3-D formula reference in Spreadsheet editor, Orphan paragraph control in Document editor

Here is the complete list of changes:

Common services:

  • The maximum number of co-editors in a co-editing session is increased from 10 to 20. You can share a file with as many editors as you want, but only 20 editors can co-edit the file at the same time.
  • When opening a file that exceeds the file limitation, the warning message will show precise reasons, letting users know what exactly the cause is.


Documents editor:

  • In co-editing, you can hover over an editor’s underlined changes to display his or her name.  
  • Enabled Orphan and Widow paragraph control, where you can access from the Format > Paragraph Properties menu.


Presentations editor:

  • The presentation file size limitation is increased from 30MB to 50MB.
  • In .pptx files, you can set line type and line weight for shapes. You can also set line endpoints for arrows and lines.         


Spreadsheets editor:

  • You can create and edit data validation.
  • You can copy images form external applications and then paste into spreadsheets editor in Firefox and Internet Explorer 11.
  • Enabled 3D reference formula.
  • You can drag images from desktop and drop them into spreadsheets.


File Viewer:

  • The presentation file size limitation that can be viewed is increased to from 30MB to 50MB.
  • The formula with 3-D reference can be correctly calculated in Viewer
This is the last update of Connections Docs in the cloud for this year. The Docs development team has done a great job in delivering a ton of new features this year. Most of them you will find in the on premise release of IBM Docs 2.0 in the very near future!