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3 Things You Might Not Know About Sharing Google Docs

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Sharing Google Docs is a totally different experience than working in legacy email and office productivity systems. The web-based nature of Google Docs opens up a whole new world of possibilities, which can be both powerful and confusing, depending on what you need!

Here are three things you might not know (congrats if you do!) about sharing Google Docs:

  1. You can set permissions by individual. If you need one person to be able to edit, but everyone else should only be able to view the doc, or only comment on it, you can do that.
  2. You can generate a unique URL and allow only people who have this URL to access the document. Useful if you’re replying to a large list of people and you want them to all be able to access the doc, but you don’t want to make it public.
  3. BUT, you can make Google Docs public, and when that’s what you really want, it’s incredibly useful. You can then embed your Google Doc into a webpage and whenever the doc is updated in Google Docs, those updates will show up wherever the Doc is embedded.

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