Zoho Creator – Tip of the Day #4

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#4 How to get a permanent link to a form or a view?

Click on “Embed this Form in your site” found on right top of the form.
Embed Form

For view, it is found under “More Actions”
Embed View

Then select “Permalink” found in the Embed screen.

You will get the permalink for forms and views. You will not have any links such as tabs and other header links that are found in the application. Only pure forms and views.

Resumes on Zoho Writer

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If you noticed, we have had a few sample docs in our Zoho Writer home page for the last few days now. A sample resume is there too. It is nice seeing users using Zoho Writer to post their resumes. Two such instances we found recently – Craig, who takes care of SDN,  the SAP Developer Network and who is a passionate Zoho user & Balaji Jayaraman, an AdventNet employee.

Craig’s Resume
Balaji’s Sample Resume

Have a resume to upload onto the web? Try doing it on Zoho Writer.

In-cell graphing

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Recently read about in-cell graphing in Excel from the Juice Analytics blog. It is a very neat way to draw bar graphs inside cells immediately next to your data. It uses the REPT function to repeat the “|” character n number of times, proportionate to the data. For example:

Here is a sample public sheet in Zoho (click on image to go to the public sheet):

In-cell Graphs

Thank you Juice Analytics for the tip.

Zoho Wins Audience Choice Award at Under the Radar – Office 2.0 Event

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We are excited to announce that Zoho wins the audience choice award at the Under the Radar-Office 2.0 event yesterday at Palo Alto, California. A total of 4 companies presented. The Judges Chioce award went to EchoSign – a really useful service, takes the pain out of managing the document signature process. Other presenters included CollectiveX and WetPaint and both of them have really good sites as well. We learned from each of these companies – thank you, guys.

I would like to thank all our world-wide audience of users for the constant feedback and support. I would personally like to dedicate this to our hard-working, passionate engineering team, which has built a wonderful suite of services in record time, and keeps improving it constantly. I didn’t do full justice to the product as a presenter (that was one useful feedback I received – improve the presentation skills!) but the product shone through.

Insert Stylesheets in Zoho Writer

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Zoho Writer had an update a few minutes before. Another most wanted feature made it to the list – that of inserting CSS. The below image shows this feature in detail.


What’s more, as the above image depicts you can insert other standard styles like Title Heading, Quote, setting a background color for the document etc. The feature currently works by giving the URL of a stylesheet on the web. This will be enhanced further.

Many of you had this suggestion of not moving the editor pane down while clicking on Share, Email Out etc. We have made these a div bubble pop-up. This methodology will soon be extended to Options, Tell a Friend & Feedback links too.


Accessing the Print function has been made easier. Clicking on the ‘Print Preview’ link (present just above the Zoho Writer toolbar) will open up a preview window & you can  use the print from the browser there.

Do test the new features in Zoho Writer & let us know your feedback.