Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Force Google Users to Make a Copy of the File You Share

Often, people will share a Google file, like a document, spreadsheet, drawing..., and for one reason or another it may not be shared correctly and everyone actually edits the original document and basically makes a mess of it. What the person really intended was for the user to go to the File menu and make a copy of the document for their own editing.

Well with this tip you can force the users to make a copy of the document.
Get the Sharable link for the document you are trying to share. At the very end is probably the word "edit". Before you share the link, replace the word edit with the word copy. When the user opens the link they will be prompted to make a copy of the file to their Google Drive. The really nice feature of this is your sharing setting will still apply

For more Amazing shortcuts for sharing a Google file, please check out these tips from Shake Up Learning

How to Preview

Turn into a Web Page 

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