google docs login and If I need offer access to a Google Docs by sending a greeting email from Google Docs (connect sharing empowered), when the beneficiary opens the connection from the email, it just permits them to see it, and requires in striking red letters that they should sign in to have the option to modify it. Which is something contrary to what it said while making the greeting: Access:Anyone (no sign-in required) Can Edit
How to make and send a URL that works as advertised?
- I (the document owner) open the document in my browser
- I click Share
- click Advanced
- set Who has access to : Anyone who has the link can edit (that is: Link sharing is On , Access:Anyone (no sign-in required) Can edit)
- add email addresses to the Invite people: field (Notify people is enabled by default)
- add a message like: This is the document we talked about…
- click Send
The link sent to the beneficiaries opens the Docs, yet doesn’t permit altering except if they sign in to Google.
What I discovered:
- The guilty party is the invite=xyZFOO parameter in the URL. If it is erased and the subsequent URL opened, it works (the Docs is shown and can be altered).
- it appears Google Docs affixes this parameter to the URL in the greeting mail dependent on the beneficiary location (regardless of whether it is a Google account or not – for Google accounts it sends a “working” URL, for other it annexes this welcome parameter), however, it isn’t reliable (or I am coming up short on test beneficiaries)
- on the off chance that I empower Send a duplicate to myself, at that point the URL sent to me is consistent without the dangerous parameter