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Installing Stencila for Google Workspace

Stencila for Google Docs enables you to execute and embed reproducible figures inside Google Docs.

Installation#

You will be presented with several dialogue windows asking permission for us to work with your documents in Google Drive.

Outlined below are the permissions we ask for, and the explanations for why they are needed. We strive to request the least amount of permissions needed while still being able to provide a feature rich add-on. If you notice areas for improvement, please let us know.

Stencila for Google Docs Permissions request

PermissionReason
View and manage Google Drive files and folders that you have opened or created with this appOnly the files you select, or open the add-on in, will be shared with Stencila
View and manage documents that this application has been installed inLets Stencila run the add-on and insert code blocks inside Google Docs
View and manage spreadsheets that this application has been installed inLets Stencila run the add-on and insert code blocks inside Google Sheets (Currently in beta)
Connect to an external serviceAllows you to sign in to Stencila, load project details, and run code elements from the add-on
Display and run third-party web content in prompts and sidebars inside Google applicationsAllows us to display the add-on interface and code editor inside Google Docs and Sheets

Opening the add-on#

Once installed, you can find the add-on in the Add-ons menu bar.

Open Add-on

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