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New in Quip spreadsheets: Control over your cell borders

You asked for it, you got it: Now you can enable, disable, and apply colors to the borders of cells within your spreadsheet. It's a helpful way to make visual sense of complex data, or just make your spreadsheets look nicer.

  1. Select the range of cells you want to change the borders of.
  2. Click on the cell borders button up in the toolbar. (It looks like a little grid—see the animation below.)
  3. Choose the color you want the borders to be, and where along the cells you want them to appear.

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And that's it, your cells have borders now. Enjoy!

Out now on the web, rolling out to the desktop apps next week...

 

Import your Powerpoint files into Quip slides

Bring your existing PowerPoint files into the collaborative world of Quip with just a couple of clicks. Just open the Compose menu, select “Upload or Import,” then drag your PowerPoint file into the dashed box. We'll kick off the conversion process, and after a moment or two, voilà, your file is ready.

Learn more

 

Use third-party keyboards in the Quip iOS app

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Yup, your favorite third party iOS keyboards, like SwiftKey and Gboard, can now be used in in the Quip mobile app. Whether you love them for the quick access to emoji, the GIFs, the images, or the swipe-to-type lifestyle, all of that custom-keyboard stuff is now available in your docs and spreadsheets. Enjoy!

 

New in Quip slides: Custom slide templates and company colors

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Slide templates: You know those slides your company uses and reuses all the time? The multi-column layouts, the bulleted lists, those beautiful section breaks with the nice graphics? Now Quip admins can install those slides right in the New Slide menu, and make them always-available to everyone at your company. No more digging through old decks—just click + Slide and pick the layout you looking for.

Custom colors: Stop hunting for hex codes and put your company colors right in the Quip color picker. With a little help from your admin, the hues you use for text, shapes, backgrounds, and charts can be only a click away.

Learn how to install custom slide templates for your company
Learn how to put your company colors in the slides color picker

 

A new, more egalitarian color palette

You may notice that we've tweaked the blues, reds, yellows, oranges, and purples that appear across Quip's interface. Why? Well, the old colors were a bit too light, which made it difficult for some users to read any text that appeared on top of those colors.

It's a subtle change, but a meaningful one. Take a look:

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This new color scheme is just one part of larger accessibility initiative here at Quip. We've also made a bunch of behind-the-scenes changes for people who use assistive technology to do their work, and accessibility checks are now a regular part of all our features launches here.

Also, the colors just look nicer. Everyone wins.

 

Chat tabs! Send direct messages without leaving a document

Now you can fire off DMs without losing your place in Quip, and without opening a new tab. With chat tabs, you can carry on your direct message conversations in the same window that you're working.


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You don't have to do anything different than before—just start a conversation like you normally would, and notice that your chat shows up in a tab at the bottom of the window. Super handy for those of you with highly conversational workflows.

Using the controls at the top of the tab, you can:

  • Collapse the chat, so you have more room to work. (To uncollapse the tab, just click on it again.)
  • Expand the chat to full-screen.
  • Close the chat.

Have fun in your new DMs!

Learn more about direct messages in Quip

 

Embed fully functional Quip documents directly in Salesforce (Beta)

The new Quip Document Lightning Component brings Quip documents, spreadsheets, slides, and chat rooms directly into your Salesforce pages. All of your favorite Quip features — rich editing, live updating, comments, and more — are available without leaving Salesforce. It's all the collaboration you need right where you need it.

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  • Bring freeform content directly into Salesforce: The Quip Document component gives your team a shared place for everyday work, right on your Salesforce pages. All documents created from a Quip Document Lightning Component are auto-attached as Files to the Salesforce Record.
  • Use Quip templates to streamline your Salesforce workflows: Any Quip document can be set up as a template, which your team can use to instantly create and embed documents in Salesforce records. You can even automatically fill new documents with standard and custom fields from the record using mail merge syntax.
  • Edit rich documents, spreadsheets, and slides without switching apps: Collaborate on documents directly on your Salesforce pages, or expand documents into a modal view for an even richer editing experience. You'll be able to see the edit history, contribute to the document conversation, and share the document with new collaborators without ever leaving your browser tab.

Learn more about the Quip Document component for Salesforce

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A batch of notification improvements

  • Filter your already-read notifications: Wanna see only the notifications you haven't read, and hide the ones you've already dealt with? Click the little funnel at the top of the notification drawer.

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  • Better batching, less noise: If we notice that you haven't checked your notifications for a bit, we'll stop sending new ones for every single like and document open. Instead, we'll batch multiple lower-priority notifications into a single, comprehensive one. No need to blow up your phone over those little pings, ya know?

Additionally, we've tweaked the badge count (you know, that little red dot) on the mobile and desktop app icons. Now all new direct messages are included in that number—whether they include a mention or not.

 

Charts in spreadsheets

Hey number crunchers: Now you can turn your Quip spreadsheet data into embedded charts (just like you can already do in Quip slides). Simply select the data you're looking to visualize, then click the chart button that's sitting up above the spreadsheet.

  • Choose from pie, line, or bar graphs
  • Customize colors and labels
  • Drag the chart to wherever you please.

Take a look:

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As an added bonus, you can create a chart in a Quip sheetsheet, copy and paste it over to a Quip slide deck, and it'll stay linked to the spreadsheet data it came from. When you update it in one place, it'll be updated in the other, too. Neat, right?

Note that charts aren't available for spreadsheets within documents. If you want to work on a chart using data that's embedded in a document, move it into its own spreadsheet first.

 

Show only your unread messages

Got messages piling up in your chat sidebar? Make it a little easier to catch up by filtering out the ones you've already ready. Just click the little funnel at the top of the chat drawer:

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Want to see all your messages again? Give the funnel another click. Voilà.

 

Skip the @everyone notifications

There's a new option in the notification settings for individual documents: “Don't notify me for broadcasts.” Checking this off prevents you from being notified when someone mentions @everyone in an edit, or in the conversation pane. Perfect for reducing the noise in your life.
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Wondering where are your document-specific notification settings are? They're in the Document menu, under Advanced Settings. (For spreadsheets and slides, of course, they'll be in the Spreadsheets and Slides menus, respectively.) Enjoy your newfound quietude. ✌️

 

Mark individual notifications as read/unread

If you didn't already know, your unread notifications in the bell menu have a blue dot on them. It's handy for keeping track of what you still need to respond to, and what you've already dealt with.

Of course, there are plenty of notifications that you don't really need to click through on (we're looking at you, Likes), which is why we've made it so you can click on the blue dot to mark a notification as read, without having to actually read it. Like so: 

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Want to mark something you've read as unread? No problem. Just hover over a notification, click the gray circle, and watch it turn back into a blue dot.

Tip: If you want to mark all your notifications as read, click the ✔️button at the top notifications panel.

 

Shareable links for folders

You know how you can share a Quip document with someone just by sending them a link to it? Now you can do the same thing with entire folders. Here's how:

  1. Go to the folder you want to share.
  2. Click on the Share button up in the corner.
  3. Select “Get Shareable Link.”
  4. Toggle from “Disabled” to “View & Edit.”
  5. Copy the link!

Tip: You can also just click “Copy,” and the folder's permissions will automatically change from “Disabled” to “View & Edit.”

Note: Only top-level folders can be link-shared, but we've made it easy to un-nest folders that you want to link to. Just select “Advanced Options” in the Share menu, then choose “Get Shareable Link.” Confirm that you want to move the folder, and boom, you got a link.

Learn more about link-sharing in Quip

 

Quip Slides

Documents, spreadsheets, and now slides. Quip is here to make your meetings faster and better—and even allow you to skip them entirely. Drive decisions with interactive polls, keep your charts in sync with connected data, and get all the feedback you need without booking a room.

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You can learn more about slides from our blog, and get down into the details in our support doc.

 

A whole new interface

It’s designed for speed, with a sidebar that puts everything at your fingertips and menus that make advanced editing easy. And—finally—we've brought tabs to the mac app.

We've also got a new orange logo that looks like this:

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If you're using the mobile app, you've probably already noticed it under your fingertip.

Why'd we change it? Because conversation and collaboration are what set Quip apart, so a nod to the comment bubble felt more than appropriate. Plus, the orange stands out nicely against a sea of blue apps. 

Read all about the redesign in our blog post (and pardon our dust while as we update our support docs with new screenshots).

 

All your tasks in one place

If you're like most people, you use checklists to keep track of all the things you need to do. But what do you do when checklists get scattered across different documents related to different projects? Now, over in your Quip sidebar, you have one checklist to rule them all.

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Your task drawer pulls in every checklist item that @mentions you by name—wherever it is in Quip—and puts it all in one place. Better still, the documents and the drawer stay in sync: if you check items off in one of them, they also get checked off in the other. It's all very swift and tidy.

Learn more about the task drawer—including how to import, pin, and hide tasks—over in our support doc.

 

Advanced search

Save time searching with brand new filters. Find that one doc that one person shared with you a few months back.

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You can sift through your results based who've they been modified by, who they were created by, when you last opened them, when they were created, and what type of content they are. It's incredibly useful.

Learn more about search over in the support doc.

 

Share your filtered spreadsheets

For all of you data-sifters out there, we've made filtered spreadsheet views more sharable, more flexible, and just plain better:

  • Everyone sees the same thing. If someone adds filters to the data, everyone sees the same filtered data.
  • Filters stay on until you turn them off. Get the view you want every time you visit.
  • You can filter specific cell ranges, not just the whole sheet. Precision is data's best friend.

 

Stay focused with focus mode

Sometimes you need the full power of Quip at your fingertips, and sometimes you just need to hunker down and get some writing done. For quick access to a distraction-free workspace, head up to your View menu and select "Focus Mode."  

In focus mode, all of the following things are hidden:

  • The sidebar
  • The menu bar
  • The conversation pane
  • Everything else that isn't the document you're working in 

To leave focus mode, click the two-way arrow at the top right corner of your screen.

 

More little launches:

You can see a full history of our finer features over in Quip's official blog. Enjoy!

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