Often there are times when we want to manipulate a Google Document’s URL to meet the needs of our students or when sharing with our colleagues. In fact, one of our previous Tuesday Tips focused on Forcing a Copy. Now there is a Chrome Extension which will make that easier for you!
After adding the Extension, simply click on the extension icon and choose how to manipulate the URL to best suite the need. Options offered are: Force Copy, Preview, Template, PDF. The Extension also offers to Copy the Link To Clipboard, Copy G-shortener Link to Clipboard, and Open the Link in a New Tab.
So, when choosing to force a copy, for example, the end of the URL will be changed from edit to copy. Then, simply copy the manipulated URL and paste it to the desired location. The extension is compatible with G Suite apps: Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Drawings.
Check back next Tuesday for more Google URL manipulation suggestions!