Along with our Google Forms, Docs, and Slides Plugins, we’ve also released the Google Sheets Plugin Tutorial. Now sharing your latest company budget or sign-up sheet for your organization’s next event has never been easier. Use the Preview mode to allow your users to only view the document, and Editable mode to let them make changes to it.

Pro Tip 1:

Make sure your Sheet’s sharing settings are set up properly. If it’s on Preview, then it should at least be “Anyone with the link can view”. If it’s on Edit, then it should be “Anyone with the link can edit”. If this is an internal file, then be sure to have it shared with the rest of your team and that they are logged into their Google accounts on their phones to have access to the file.

Transcript:

Hi there! And welcome to our Google Sheets 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 Sheets Plugin.

  • The Google Sheets Plugin allows you to directly insert a Google Sheets document right into your app.

Creating a Google Sheets Plugin

To add a Google Sheets plugin to your app, go to Plugins and Add Plugin. Find the Google Sheets 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 Sheets 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 Sheets 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 Sheets 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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