Google Docs gets content summary, allows users to create pageless documents


Announcing the Smart Canvas at its I/O event last year, Google called it the next big step in the future of work. It is aimed to create a more integrated and interactive Workspace, especially in Google Docs. Google’s Smart Canvas is getting new features like pageless formats in Google Docs, the ability to add summary and more.
Google announced these features via a blog post. It said that the new features “will create a more flexible, interactive, and intelligent experience, enhancing the content and connections that fuel collaboration across Google Workspace.”
Google Docs users will now be able to add a summary to their document which will give an overview of its content. Users of some Google Workspace editions will see automatically generated summary suggestions in certain cases. These include Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Plus, Frontline, and Nonprofits.


Google Docs summaries will enable users to parse the information that matters and prioritize where to focus. They will be able to edit the summaries or create your own.
Another feature rolling out to Google Docs is the ability to create pageless documents. The feature adds more horizontal space to the document and will make it easier to collaborate on documents with wide tables and large images.


Google is reportedly working on a new Google Maps smart chip that will allow users to preview an address link in Docs. When a user clicks on the smart chip, they will see a thumbnail with useful information– like an image of the location in Maps and the address.