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Using Google Docs With CoSchedule

You just connect your Google Docs in the content area, choose which one you would like to use, click and few buttons, and voila! You have a piece of standalone content or a blog post generated directly from your Google Docs account! 

Google Docs integration is available in our Marketing level plans and above.

Collaborate in real time with your team in the same document, and use CoSchedule's amazing team workflow features that you know and love to maximize the impact and efficiency of your team's hard work.

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Adding Google Docs to Your Content

Click the + icon on the date you would like the Google Doc to be scheduled to. Click the Type of Content to create a new piece of content on your calendar.

Enter your title. You can always change this later. Click Create Content.

Go to the Content entry box and click Google Doc.

 

Click the Select Google Doc button to choose the Google Doc you want to add to your calendar.

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Connecting Google Docs to CoSchedule

A new window will open asking to authorize CoSchedule with your Google Drive account. Click Accept to confirm this authorization.

Now, choose the Google doc you would like to add to your CoSchedule calendar. When you find the document you want to add, click the blue Select button.

Your Google doc is now connected!

 

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Want to let your team preview your content? Want to export it as HTML, or download a PDF version?

Click the  icon. A drop-down box will appear giving you the options to Share Public LinkConvert to WordPressDownload PDF, or Download HTML.

 

Sharing a Public Link

When you click Share a Public Link in the above dropdown a "Share Content" window will open. Click the Clipboard icon to copy the URL to your clipboard. 

Share the Public Link with anyone you would like to see your document and they will see this:

If you would like to disable the link so that no one can see your post, go back to the "Content" window and click the  icon. The drop-down box will re-appear and you will be able to click Disable Public Link

 

This will stop the link from working and other people will not be able to see your document through your link anymore.

Convert your Google Doc to WordPress

One of the coolest features we have with our Google Docs integration is the ability to change a Google Doc into a WordPress Blog. To convert your Google Doc to a WordPress document, go to the "Content" page and click the  icon. A drop-down box will appear and then click Convert to WordPress.

 

This will open a "Convert to WordPress" window. Click Continue.

The next window will let you select what category you would want the Google Doc to be posted in. It will also let you choose the author of the blog post. After you have selected each of these. Click Convert.

The conversion process will begin. When the conversion has completed successfully, you will see green checkmarks next to each of the criteria. When it is finished, click the Continue button then click Complete on the next window to finalize the process.

After you have completed the converting of your Google Doc, CoSchedule will treat the document the same way it treats a post that is made in WordPress. From here you can click Edit Post in WordPress to make sure all of your images and text have converted through and that it is formatted the way you intended.

 

Now your Google Doc is converted to WordPress and is ready to be published to your blog!

Note: To avoid additional HTML styling added to WordPress blog posts converted from Google Docs, CoSchedule will only convert over Headline and basic styling tags, such as bolding, italicizing, and underlining. 

Saving Google Doc to PDF or HTML File

To save your Google Document to an HTML  or to a PDF file, go to the "Content" page and click the  icon. A drop-down box will appear and then click Download PDF or Download HTML

Note: If you download your Google Document to an HTML file, it will be downloaded as a ZIP file.

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