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How to share files in Google Docs

  1. Jul 11, 2013 #1

    Monique

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    Someone sent a Google Doc link to a number of collaborators (https://docs.google.com/file/etc [Broken]). I want to edit it so that everyone can see my input, how should I do it?

    I've done File>Open with Google Docs, but then it's only in my personal Drive. If I follow the original link again the file is not changed. How should I share what I've done?

    Of course I've asked colleagues for advice, looked online, but I can't figure it out! It's giving me a headache (apparently I'm getting old, technology has caught up with me :cry:).
     
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  3. Jul 11, 2013 #2

    jtbell

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    I think the person who owns (the original copy of) the file has to give other people the right to edit it.
     
  4. Jul 11, 2013 #3

    Monique

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    I checked it, I have the right to edit. However, when I open the link the document is not editable.
     
  5. Jul 11, 2013 #4

    DavidSnider

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    Don't copy it to your drive. When you follow the link you should be able to edit that link directly.

    Are you sure you have edit rights?
     
  6. Jul 11, 2013 #5

    Monique

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    When I click 'share' and view 'who has access' it says 'can edit'. Or shouldn't I be able to see whether I have write access?

    Could it be my e-mail address? I open it from work e-mail, but I have a gmail account. In the 'who can access' both my e-mail addresses are listed though and one needs a gmail account? At least when I checked another computer it specifically asked me to log in.
     
  7. Jul 11, 2013 #6

    Monique

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    Ok, solved. There apparently was a document conversion thing that had to be turned on :grumpy:
     
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