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August 2021

New in August: Frozen columns 馃ザ, the Coda app for Zoom 馃攲, (even) faster docs 馃弾 , and more 馃帀.
Before we tell you what鈥檚 new (a lot!), we鈥檇 like to invite you to our second-ever Block Party. On October 6th, the global maker community will come together virtually for some big talks, clever docs, and brand-new building blocks. Register quickly to secure your Block Party swag box.
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Mastering the controlled slide.
If you鈥檝e spent your days on that horizontal scroll, going back and forth to make sense of your data, you can officially chill. 鈥攐ne of the most requested features ever鈥攊s here to add an extra layer of control, and make even the widest tables easy to navigate.
We have an app for that.
Distributed teams everywhere are leaning hard on Zoom to facilitate teamwork. The makes it easy to use a Coda doc directly in a Zoom meeting. And, Coda鈥檚 most useful templates are there so you can quickly gauge attendee sentiment, take a vote, prioritize Q&A topic, and more. Should we hop on Zoom and talk about it real quick?
Fast talk.
This is not the first time you鈥檝e heard us say 鈥減erformance is a feature.鈥 And this latest update is another in our mission for . We鈥檝e increased the calculation and load speeds of our docs to up to 68% faster, and decreased the file size of the largest Coda docs by as much as 85%.
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Check out that view.
Expanded rows and detail views have taken off their glasses, shaken out their hair, and are ready for prom. The renders image columns as header images and display columns as headings, making for a beautiful, easy-to-read modal.
Small things considered.
馃檶 : After an update to Slack鈥檚 API there was a bit of misalignment in the Pack integration, but fear not, the Slack Pack is back on track.
馃弮馃徑鈥嶁檧锔 : You can now click on any page title or its page icon to navigate to that page. Need to edit the icon? Just double-click.
馃暪 We鈥檝e updated a bit of confusing navigation and we鈥檙e now on our absolute best click behavior.
馃寛 Customize the bounds of your colored scales so things look right, even in filtered views.
馃摏 Want to delete a value from a people column? With this update you can search for and select 鈥渂lank鈥 to reset a cell.
馃晩 We鈥檝e toggled auto-complete to 鈥渙ff鈥 in text columns, since we鈥檝e heard that it interfered with typing.
馃Л Create button, slider, scale & control columns by dragging items from the Explore panel into your table to automatically set the column type.
馃暟 When you don鈥檛 need your timer to go all the way down to the second, this update lets you choose whether you want the output to be seconds, minutes, hours, or days.
馃憖 When you need to double check a hidden table title, you can reveal it simply by hovering over the three dot (or kebab) menu.
猬嗭笍 We鈥檝e updated the behavior for pasting tables with unlinked duplicate data, so that the number increments by 1 each time.
馃帶 Hide the cursors of the rest of your team when you鈥檙e working in the same doc and need a little bit of extra focus.
馃敁 We鈥檒l keep your doc unlocked for you as you navigate between pages until you lock it again鈥攐r until 10 minutes of inactivity.
馃敆 We鈥檝e stepped up our link game and made it possible to link to a specific comment in a thread, rather than send someone to the top of what might be a lengthy discussion.
馃柤 Would you look at that, all non-GIF images are now loading up to 60% faster in Coda docs.
馃 Coda鈥檚 newest API supports auditing activities via an event log for all enterprise workspaces.
Watch and learn.
Level-up your Coda skills with the help of Maria鈥檚 upcoming webinars. Browse our , or RSVP to one of these August sessions:
- 8/23 @ 3p Pacific
- 8/24 @ 9a Pacific

馃挕 Tip: Did you know you can use the Concatenate() formula in Coda tables with the Slack and/or Gmail Packs to send automated, custom reminders to your teammates? Watch our upcoming webinar to learn how!
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