Create Google Docs from Jive

From your Jive place, you can create Google documents, spreadsheets, and presentations that are saved in Google Drive.

When you configure a Jive place to use Google Drive as its external storage provider, then place members can create Google documents, spreadsheets, or presentations in Jive and store them in Google Drive. Depending on the place configuration, both comments and documents may be synced. For more information about syncing, see Sync settings for Google Docs.

You can create a Google document, presentation or spreadsheet from Jive by using similar steps. Here are the steps in consideration to creating a Google document.

To create a Google document:

  1. Sign into your community and navigate to the Jive place where you want to create Google Docs.
    You must join the Jive place so you can have write and read permission in the linked Google group.
  2. Click Actions > Create a Google Document.
    Note: If you don't see the Google Document option in the Actions Menu, the Group Owner should make sure Google Drive is selected as your external storage provider in Manage > Settings or check with your Community Manager to see if the Google Docs integration has been implemented and that your email address is also a Jive for Google Work account.
  3. Enter a name for your file in the Create a Google Document dialog box, and then click OK.
  4. Add content to the document.
  5. Click Done. Watch the Place Activity stream to see when the new document becomes available in Jive.
  6. Click View in Jive to open the file in Jive.