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Google Docs: Share Docs with the World


It's kind of weird to think about them this way, but every Google Doc is actually a little personal website. Sometimes, it's great to be able to share a Doc with a few other people and other times it's great to share it with hundreds of people. But what if you want everyone to see it with no sharing required? Follow these steps to make your document viewable by anyone, even if they don't have a Google account!

1. Open the Google Doc you'd like to show the world

2. Click on the blue 'Share' button in the top right corner
3. Click the word 'Advanced' (look carefully, it's tiny)
4. Click 'Change...'
5. Select 'On - Public on the web'
6. If you want people to look at the document, just click 'Save'. If you're looking for people to be able to edit the document, click 'Can view' and select 'Can edit'. Please note that selecting this option means that literally, ANYONE who finds your document can make edits to it.

7. Click 'Save'

8. To share the URL with others, click the 'Share' button and then click 'Copy link'. Paste the link anywhere (email, website, post, text, Tweet, QR code etc.) to let people see the document.



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