Documentation

Linking to Files on Google Drive

You can create files in your Document Library that link to files in Google Drive™ or images in Google Photos™. To enable this functionality, see Enabling Links to Google Drive Documents.

Creating Linked Files

You can create files in your Document Library that link to files in Google Drive™ or images in Google Photos™. Follow these steps to do so:

  1. In your Document Library, click the Add button (Add) and select Google Drive Shortcut. The New Google Drive Shortcut screen appears.

    Select New Google Drive Shortcut from the Add menu in your Document Library.

  2. Click the Select File button to open Google’s file picker.

  3. Use the file picker to select a file from Google Drive™ or Google Photos™.

  4. Click Publish.

    You can select files from Google Drive™ or your photos.

A new file entry appears for the Google document you linked to. You can view the file entry as you would any file entry. The Google document’s contents show in the file entry’s preview pane. As with any file entry, the Options button (Options) gives you access to the Download, Edit, Move, Permissions, Move to Recycle Bin, and Checkin/Checkout/Cancel Checkout options.

Tip

You can also use Google Docs™ for online file creation and editing. See Creating and Editing Documents with Google Drive.