The Google Docs Editor Block allows you to edit and view information in Google Docs, Google Sheets, or Google Slides inside your Airtable base. You can view and edit any document, spreadsheet, or presentation and slide deck inside Airtable.
Be sure you're signed into your Google account before you open the Block view. You can still sign in afterward, but it's easier to be signed in first. You can refresh the entire page to connect once signed in.
In this article
- Add the Google Docs Editor Block
- Google Docs Editor Settings
- Using the Google Docs Editor
- Learn More
- All Block Views
Add the Google Docs Editor Block
To add a Google Docs Editor view type
Google Docs Field Type must be a URL, Text, or Formula Field Type
To add a Block view
- Click the gear icon above the layout
- Click the + icon
- Choose the Block View
Google Docs Editor Settings
The Google Docs Editor Settings panel is where you can choose your Google Docs/Sheets/Slides field, Attachments Save Field, Attachments Save Mode, and How to Generate Google Docs Link Automatically
You must be logged into your Google account and be either the Owner of the document or have 'Shared' Access to the document/sheet/slide
- Click the Settings icon
- Select Editor Settings
Google Doc ID/URL Field - Choose the field containing the URL or ID of the Google Doc/Sheet/Slide you want to display. You can also use the Static URL (next option) to input a specific Google Docs/Sheets/Slides URL instead of using an Airtable field
Static URL - Add a specific Google Docs/Sheets/Slides URL instead of using an Airtable field
Google Doc Type (Default AUTO DETECT) - Select the type of Google Doc to display or let it Auto Detect - Docs, Sheets, Slides or Drive Folder
Save Field - Select the Attachments field where you want to save your documents/sheets/slides
Attachment Save Mode - Options: Append - Attach to the end of the list of Attachment documents Override - Override any Attachment documents currently inside the Attachments field - REMOVES any attachments already inside the field Prepend - - Attach to the beginning of the list of Attachment documents
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- Once you’ve chosen your settings, click the icon arrow to display the Google Docs Editor
Using the Google Docs Editor
In the Google Docs Editor, you can edit and view your document, sheet, or slide just like you're in Google Drive. It contains all the same functionality and will be automatically synced inside Google Drive.
Google Doc Editor Menu
Download As - Download the document to your computer. Depending on the type, you can choose to download it as a PDF, MS Word, HTML, or Text.
Import as Attachment - You can add the document as an attachment in an Airtable attachment field. First, choose the field you want to use in the Google Docs Block settings.
File Name - Input the File name of your document File Format - Input as a PDF, HTML, MS Word, or Text
IMPORTANT - The document must be a PUBLIC document to use this feature. If you import it as an attachment without it being Public, the file will show an error.How to share a file publicly
Preview Mode - View the document with no menus visible
Open in New Tab - Opens the document in a new tab used for viewing