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Google Add-Ons Instructions

Install Add-Ons
  1. Open a document, spreadsheet (using the new Sheets), or form.
  2. Click the Add-ons menu and then Get add-ons.
  3. You can browse the entire add-ons store, or a particular category using the dropdown menu in the top-left corner. Hover over an add-on to see a short description or to quickly install it. To see a full description with ratings and user reviews, click the add-on.
  4. Click Add-ons Install Button to install the add-on.
  5. For most add-ons, a message will appear requesting access to specific data that the add-on needs to work. Read this message carefully and click Accept.

Once the add-on is installed, it’ll be listed in the “Add-ons” menu within all of your files of that file type. You can turn on the add-on in any of these files and other people working on the file will be able to see and use the add-on as well.


Manage Add-Ons

Add-ons are tools built by third-party developers that you can apply to add new features to Google Docs, Google Forms, and the new version of Sheets. Once you install an add-on, you can choose how you want to use it, including turning it on or off for specific files.

Turn on and turn off an add-on

To turn on add-ons for a specific file you are working on, or to turn them off:

  1. Open a document, spreadsheet (using the new Sheets), or form.
  2. Click the Add-ons menu.
  3. Click Manage add-ons.
  4. From the list of add-ons, select the one you want to use.
  5. Click Manage.
  6. Click Use in this document. A checkmark will appear next to this option when the add-on has been turned on. To turn off the add-on for that file, click the option again.


Uninstall an Add-On

To uninstall an add-on from all of your files:

  1. Open a document, spreadsheet (using the new Sheets), or form.
  2. Click the Add-ons menu.
  3. Click Manage add-ons.
  4. From the list of add-ons, select the one you want to use.
  5. Click Manage.
  6. Select Remove.
    • To report a problem with an add-on, you can also select Report an issue.
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