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Doc Variables
Simple tool to add variables in content, title, header, and footer. Great way to add easy replacements in docs and templates!
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In it's simplest form, Doc Variables allow you to quickly add a variable to any document in any style.  A sidebar interface generates a form which can be filled into replace the variable(s) with the values entered.  Great tool for creating templates that might be shared across a team to create consistent output (e.g. contracts, on-boarding information, or client reports).

Latest Feature: Create multiple documents with the same template using a Google Sheet as the source of values for your variables (similar to a mail merge).  This feature is available for trial and subscribers users only.

Note: Doc Variables remains free, but a subscription is required after 20 uses.  Non-subscribers will still be able to use all the basic features of Doc Variables with a delay prior to applying variables.

 Example Variable Syntaxes:

${Variable Name}
${Variable Name::~Default Value} ("Default Value" will be pre-filled)
${Textarea Name::textarea::~Add this text as default content.}
${Select Variable::options::One,~Two,Three} (Two will be selected)
${Other Doc::file} (Imports a separate document)
${My Logo::image::width=200,height=200} (Adds an image from your drive with the width of 200 and height of 200)
Reviews
A User of Doc Variables
October 13, 2019
This add-on is the single most useful one that I have stumbled on. While trying to help a friend out with forms, I was trying to use content controls in MS Word, but something with either viewing in Google Docs or saving it to Google Drive kept messing up the formatting and driving me crazy. This made the process beyond simple and straightforward. Having the little pane on the side that limits it to exactly what you need to fill out means that other people are unlikely to mess up the important parts of the document, and being able to have a calendar drop-down makes things so easy. And I love how you can use it to define the parties to an agreement and have it easily populate the information under the signature lines. I also had an issue where it was telling me a script needed authorization. Apparently it was because I was logged into 2 accounts. Jesse responded very quickly and was extremely nice and helpful. I am looking forward to seeing what else I can leverage this add-on for.
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Jesse McCabe
October 13, 2019
THANK YOU!
A User of Doc Variables
October 11, 2019
I can't imagine how much work is this extension giving us back. We created templates in google docs with the variables ready for Doc Variable, and now each new contract we need to write, takes 5 minutes to prepare. I really love it.
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Jesse McCabe
October 11, 2019
Awesome! So great to hear. Thanks for the review...
Scott Vitale
October 10, 2019
I've been using Doc Variables for the last couple of years to build out proposals and contracts. Total lifesaver, couldn't live without it!
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Jesse McCabe
October 10, 2019
Thanks Scott! Much appreciated ...
A User of Doc Variables
October 8, 2019
Great tool for merging documents for multiple people. Friendly & super fast support from Jesse when I had an issue. Still needs some small improvements/expanding to become a 5 star tool, but I trust that will happen in the future :)
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Jesse McCabe
October 8, 2019
Thank you! Remember to submit any suggestions you might have to our support group. Really want that 5-star status. :)
A User of Doc Variables
July 18, 2019
Why does the developer need access to read and delete ALL the files in my drive? That is absurd! Freeware need not be a license to abuse!
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Jesse McCabe
July 30, 2019
The nature of the app is to be able to import and copy drive documents based on templates. We do not have control over the specifics of the policy (edit includes read, copy, delete). There is absolutely no malicious intent .
Jason Schwartz
July 5, 2018
This is great! Any chance of you doing a HIPAA BAA?
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Jason Schwartz
July 5, 2018
We're a nonprofit that serves people with addictions. I don't think we can legally use the app without a signed BAA.
A User of Doc Variables
June 2, 2018
I will convert immediate to 5/5 stars if I can get pass this permission issue.
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Evan Holmes
December 13, 2017
The below issue was address imm. after posting -- thanks ! Doc Variables is super easy to use, and In combination with company-created templates, it's fast becoming invaluable. Excellent work.
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Andy Evans
March 14, 2017
It's simple and it works very well. I use this tool in conjunction with my own google doc templates and it allows me to create proposal documents in no time. Jesse is active and communicative in supporting the app and I look forward to seeing what will be added next. So far it's satisfying all my use cases.
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Florencio Lugo Perez
March 9, 2017
wonderful, helpful and very straightforward add on.
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