If you want to display a Google doc on a web page, you can use the built-in Publish to the web function from the Google Docs File menu. This turns your doc into an automatically updating web page which is publicly available – or you can limit the access to users on a certain domain.
Alternatively you can use OverDRIVE to take it further and create a single-page website from your Google doc, branded with your logo and company colours. Using the OverDRIVE application, once you have created a website, follow the steps below:
- Navigate to the page on which you want to embed your document.
- From the User Menu dropdown (person icon top right) choose Page Settings
- On the General tab set the Page Name you want to use TIP: You can use your document title as the page name.
- If you wish to, you can also Hide Sub Nav and Breadcrumb bar
- In the Embed tab choose the Content Type: Google Drive.
- Choose the doc you wish to embed.
- Set the options, such as Preserve Formatting – useful if you wish to keep any coloured font or bold text from your doc – or Hide Title / Heading paragraph styling.
- If your doc has tables, bring them to life with stripes or use sort and filter options.
Click Save and your web page is created.
Enhance it further by:
- Adding your logo and corporate colours
- Allow users to edit the doc within OverDRIVE
- Embedding additional docs or spreadsheets on separate pages
- Using Google Analytics to track visitors
OverDRIVE automatically generates a workspace or web portal using folders, documents and data from Google Drive. It syncs information from and to Drive – so any folders or files you create using OverDRIVE will be synced back to Drive. You can share this website with your colleagues, consultants or anyone with a Google account.