Quickly Link Google Docs Files With Google Calendar Events

Access to what you need when you need it

You can attach a Google doc to a Google Calendar event with just a simple step so that you and all event invitees have access to the Doc when needed, without having to copy and paste links or email docs. Here's how:

  1. Open Google Calendar and select Create.

    Google Calendar with Create highlighted
  2. Fill in your event details, such as the name and location, and add your invitees. Then, select More Options.

    Google Calendar event with More Options highlighted
  3. In the More Options window, select the paperclip to attach a file.

    Google Calendar More Options window with file-attach icon (paperclip) highlighted
  4. Click on a file, then choose Select.

    Google Calendar entry with Drive open and Select highlighted
  5. Make any other edits necessary (for example, add attendees) and click Save to return to the Calendar view.

    Google Calendar entry with Save highlighted
  6. If you click on the event back in Calendar view, you'll see your file attached.

    Google Calendar event with a file attached highlighted
  7. Select the attached file to open it. The other meeting attendees can do the same.

Grant Viewing or Editing Privileges to Attendees

While you have the attachment open in Google Docs, click Share in the upper right corner of the screen. Then, select the appropriate level of privileges for each recipient: Editor, Viewer, or Commenter.

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