Name Those Docs Add-on




Name Those Docs!

1.  Choose the version of Make Those Docs! that suits your needs.  Click the link to the template you need in the chart below the graphic.


All versions can be found at bit.ly/giffnamethosedocs* where * is the version letter (lower case)

2. Once you pick your template, click the blue Use Template button in the top right corner.  This will make a copy in your Drive.


3.  Launch Make Those Docs! by going to Add-ons on the menu bar, selecting Launch Those Docs!  [version] and clicking Start.  (Note: If it if note there, wait a minute and/or refresh the page.)



4. At this point, you will likely be prompted to give permission to allow the add-on to run.  Click Continue.  (Note: Steps 5-9 should only appear the first time you run the add-on.)



5.  Next, Pick the account in which you want to install the add-on.  



6. On the Verification screen, select advanced on the bottom left.  



7. More text will appear at the bottom of the text box, select "Name Those Docs (unsafe)". 
Note:  It is totally safe.  The only reason it says it is "unsafe" is because it has not been verified (in order to be verified you need to have terms of service and a privacy policy and that sound like a lot of lawyer $$ to me).  I collect no data - in fact I have absolutely no way to access the copy you make of the file. 

8.  Click Allow.


9.  A side bar will appear.  It will look like the one below - although it might vary depending on the version you chose.

10.  Enter your roster in the sheet according to the headings in row 2.  (Note: step could be done before you run the add-on.)

11. Click the Make Docs button.  


12.  You will be prompted to enter the name for a teacher folder.  This folder will be in your My Drive and it will contain all the files that are created.  You can move it into another folder after the script runs.  Click OK.

13. Next you will be asked if you want any text after the student name.  For examples, if want the files to be called Doe, John - Observations you need to enter "- observations" in the text box.  If you do not want anything but the student name, just leave the box empty.  Click OK.

14. Now the magic happens!  The docs will automatically be created and you will have quick access to them on the Sheet.

Troubleshooting tip: No file created?  Check the email - it might be wrong, or not a google linked account.



If you want to create another batch of Docs, you can copy another template, OR simply erase all the data you entered (the roster) as well as the data that was generate by the add-on (the file name, link, etc. as well all the columns with the Doc Name, ID & URL) and run the add-on again.

Here is a video walking you through the process.

Let me know if you find any bugs... I will try to fix but can't make any guarantees.


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