Quickly Link Google Docs Files With Google Calendar Events

Access to what you need when you need it

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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. Create or open the event in Google Calendar. In Event Details, click the paper clip icon to open Google Drive.

    Paperclip icon in Event details field for Google Calendar
  2. Scroll through the list of documents until you find the one you want, or use the search field to locate it.

  3. Click the file once to highlight it.

  4. Press Select.

    Select button when choosing a Google Drive file to attach to a Calendar event
  5. Make any other edits necessary (for example, add attendees) and click Save to return to the Calendar view.

    Save button to save a Google Calendar event
  6. To open the doc you attached in Calendar, click the event entry.

    Attachment showing in Google Calendar event
  7. Click the file you attached in the window that opens. 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 viewer: view only, comment, or edit.

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