Import Google Docs into Coda

Pull your Google Doc into Coda using our built-in import tool

Updated over a week ago

Coda is the all-in-one doc that brings your structured and unstructured data into one place. And good news: you can now directly import your Google Docs as editable content in Coda. What's more, you can import multiple Google Docs as pages in a Coda doc. Read on to learn exactly how to do this.

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Import your Google Docs into Coda

To use the import tool and bring your Google Docs into Coda, just take the following steps:

  1. Type /Google Docs on your Coda document canvas

  2. Under the Import header select Google Docs

  3. If you’ve never imported from this Google Account before, you’ll have to authenticate your account first.

    1. Hit Connect account

    2. Select the Google account from which you’d like to import

    3. Follow the prompts to sign into that Google account and allow Coda access

  4. Once your Google account is authenticated, just search for and select the Google Doc you would like to import

  5. Note that you can select Multiple Docs from this menu; doing so will turn each doc into its own page or subpage of the current Coda doc

  6. Click Import

  7. Voilà - Your import is ready to be edited, managed and augmented in Coda!

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FAQs

Can I import Google Sheets using this tool?

The import tool currently only supports Google Docs, not Google Sheets. However, you can download your Google Sheets to CSV files, and import them via those supported flows. You can also check out our Packs gallery, to search for any Sheets integrations that have been built by fellow Coda community members.

If I import a Google Doc to Coda, and then edit in Coda, will my Google Doc update automatically?

We do not currently have a Pack integration that allows your Google Docs to sync automatically. However, we do support the following Google integrations:

  • GMail

  • Google Calendar

  • Google Translate

  • Google Contacts

  • Google Search Console

  • Google Natural Language

Learn more about Coda Packs - and check for any newly created options - at https://coda.io/packs.

How much does it cost to import a Google Doc?

You don't need a specific plan to import a Google Doc. Doc Makers & Editors may import Google Docs to Coda Docs in their workspace at no extra charge. For more on Coda pricing, please visit our pricing page.

Does this tool let Coda see all my Google Drive files?

Generally speaking, Coda requests 2 permissions for your Google Drive:

  1. View & Manage Google Drive files

  2. Add itself to Google Drive

These permissions allow Coda Docs to be stored and live alongside your Google Docs. This does not allow Coda to see any info about your other Google Drive files. It only allows Coda to access the files and folders you have created with Coda.

When sharing a document or inviting someone else to Coda, we will ask for the "View users on your domain" permission, which allows for easy sharing and auto-completing co-workers email addresses. We never pull random address, we can't see anyone's passwords and we won't email your address book.


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