January 2023 Newsletter#
Grist en Français, Español, Português und Deutsch!#
Grist is now available in multiple languages. To set a language, click on your user icon > profile settings > select a language from the drop-down menu.
We are so grateful to the volunteers who translated Grist, namely the team at ANCT and Paul Janzen. 🙏 The ANCT developers also did the hard work of making a good chunk of the application translatable. Merci bien!
Want to help translate Grist? We use Weblate to manage translations and welcome volunteer translators. Thanks to everyone who is pitching in.
Working on small screens just got easier! It is now possible to expand widgets by clicking on the expand icon in the top-right corner.
View As Another User#
Viewing a document as different team members is useful when testing access rules. It is now easier to cycle through members in a “View As” banner without leaving the page.
You can also view as a team member from the three-dot menu in the Access Rules button in the left-side panel.
Seed Rules for Granular Table Permission#
When writing access rules, it’s fairly common to repeat the same rule across many tables — for example, always grant owners full read and write permissions. There is now a checkbox that will automatically grant owners full access whenever table rules are added.
Rules that are automatically added to new table rules are called seed rules. You can modify seed rules and even add memos as needed.
One-click Toggle to Deny Editor Schema Permission#
By default, editors of a document have schema permissions, which allow them to modify a document’s structure, views, and formulas. Formulas are powerful because a determined user can retrieve information they don’t have access to by using formulas. To protect against that, editors can be denied schema permissions with an additional access rule. We’ve made that easier with a one-click checkbox.
Document Settings Have Moved#
You can now find document settings in the “Tools” section of the left-side panel.
- @jperon created and shared a QR code custom widget.
- @enthus1ast created an app that periodically backs up Grist documents in SQLite, Xlsx, and CSV file formats.
Thank you to both! 🙏
Webinar: Working with Dates#
Dates are a common part of data. However, working with them in formulas and filters can be daunting. In this month’s webinar, we’ll share tips for working with dates.
Thursday February 16th at 2:00pm US Eastern Time.
Access Rules for Teams#
In January, we learned how to write access rules to manage team members’ permissions on a document.
Set yourself up for success by building better habits! Track your progress with this simple weekly habit tracker.
Credit Card Expenses#
Track employee credit card expenses and analyze spending in one place.
Use this template to track candidates applying for roles on your team. Collaboratively track job applicants, and attach resumes and interview notes.
Want to Help Grist’s Development?#
We’re always working on big new features and would love early feedback from users before features are added to Grist. If you would like to test early features and provide feedback, email email@example.com.
Help spread the word?#
If you’re interested in helping Grist grow, consider leaving a review on product review sites. Here’s short list where your review could make a big impact. Thank you! 🙏
We are here to support you#
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