Our Google Docs Plugin allows your users to view or edit any shared Google Doc file. While already a powerful collaboration tool on its own, we’ve made it even better by allowing you to insert it into your app simply by pasting a link.

Pro Tip 1:

Make sure your Google Doc file’s sharing settings are at least set to “Anyone with the link can view”, so your users will have access to it.

Pro Tip 2:

If you’d like the changes you made to the doc to appear on the emulator screen, just refresh and click Validate again. The changes should appear automatically.

Transcript:

Hi there! And welcome to our Google Docs Plugin video.

If you haven’t done so already, please be sure to watch our 2-Minute Overview video first before moving onto any other help videos, including this one.

Now, onto the Google Docs Plugin.

  • The Google Docs Plugin allows you to directly insert a Google Docs file into your app.
  • You can use this to share your written work with users, or allow your users to help you edit your work.

Creating a Google Docs Plugin

To add a Google Docs plugin to your app, go to Plugins and Add Plugin. Find the Google Docs Plugin, click add, then name it.

You’ll see here that there are two modes: Preview and Editable.

Preview allows users to simply view the document, while editable allows them to make changes to it. Choose whichever option fits best for your app, but make sure that the sharing settings for the document allows for your users to access it in the way that you’d like them to. And finally, all you need to do now is input the link and click validate.

Adding the Google Docs Plugin to Your App

Now the plugin has been created and exists, but is not yet accessible to users. You will need to add it to the app on the Home Plugin, in a Folder Plugin, and/or to the Side Menu. To add it to the Home Plugin, go to Home Plugin, scroll down and click “Add Plugin Instance”. Now select the Google Docs Plugin you created. To add it to a Folder Plugin, navigate to the Folder Plugin and click on “Add Plugin Instance”. To add it to the Side Menu, go to Plugins then Side Menu and click on “Add Plugin Instance”.

Your Google Docs Plugin is now accessible within your app. Don’t forget to click Publish to push out your changes. If you haven’t upgraded, please upgrade so that you can publish your changes. Thank you so much for watching. Be sure to check out our other Help Videos and we’ll see you next time!

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