Google Spreadsheets has a new editor for charts. The editor recommends charts, lets you select colors and has a bigger preview pane.
Charts look much better and you can now add timelines, organizational charts, gauges, and motion charts without using gadgets. Here are some of the new charts.
What’s not so great is that you have to manually update each chart to see the new features:
Now that we have a new version of charts, you may be wondering what will happen to your old charts. You’ll be able to edit your old charts for a short time, but you’ll be able to create charts using the new version only. In the long term, you can keep your old charts as view-only or you can upgrade your charts to be able to edit them. When you upgrade, your data and chart type will remain the same, but the look and feel of your chart will be improved.
That’s cumbersome and completely unnecessary.