If you're using Google Docs, it's helpful to have those files embedded into your Purple projects side by side so people can clearly see every project artifact in one place. 

When should I use the Google Docs Card vs the Text Card?

The Google Docs Card is better to use when somebody has already written a document in Google Docs, or when you need a bit more control over your formatting

Embedding your document

If the people with whom you're sharing your Purple project already have permissions to view your Google Doc, just copy the URL of the doc from the URL bar and paste it into an empty Google Docs card. Otherwise:

  • Open up the Google Doc that you'd like to embed.
  • Click Share in the top right.
  • Click "Get shareable link" in the top right of the Share dialog.
  • Optional: Change from "Anyone with the link can view" to "Anyone with the link can edit" if you want others to be able to edit the document.

Editing your document within Purple

If you want to make some quick edits, you can click "Edit document" at the top of the card. The full Google Docs editor will open in a lightbox. You can also click "Open in Google Docs" to open the document in a new tab.


Supported filetypes

  • Google Docs
  • Google Sheets
  • Google Slides
  • Google Forms
  • PDFs hosted in Google Drive

Known issues

  • If you have too many Google Docs cards in your project, loading the project can take some time and zooming will become slower.
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