Last week we shared the Sir Links-a-Lot Chrome Extension, which makes manipulating G Suite product URLs a quick and easy process. But, what if you are the recipient of one of those items and you don’t know for certain that you want a copy of this item? Then, manipulate the URL so that you can see it without making a copy. The process is as simple as this:
At the end of the URL is the word copy
Change that word to view
Then, if a copy of the item is desired, simply choose File and Make a copy…
The same principal works when the URL ends with preview or template/preview or export?format=pdf
So, don’t feel as if you have to clutter up your Google Drive when all you want to do is view – manipulate that URL and view to your heart’s content!