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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 Update: 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.

Previous Update: Updated interface for applying variables, saving in a different location, and importing external documents.

 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)
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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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A User of Doc Variables
February 12, 2017
I've wanted this SO BADLY for a while now and this almost got me there. I don't like that it generates a completely new document each time. I wish I could put it in a mode where it just re-wrote the content of an existing doc when applied so that I don't end up with millions of copies of my templated doc. Also, when it spawns a new document, I wish it would put something unique in the name of that doc so that I know it was the one spawned from the plugin. I almost deleted my template because I was unable to recognize which one of the docs was the original one. The absolute best thing that could happen here is if there was a way to do in-doc variables that were somehow stored as metadata instead of replacing the text so that you could control the content in one doc alone and replace the text multiple times without losing the template... but I can see that this might be difficult :). Altogether, I think I can make this work for my needs, but I wanted to vocalize the issues I am having to let others know about them and to help the developer identify how they can make this plugin a must-have for every docs user! Good work guys :)
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Jesse McCabe
March 3, 2017
Zack, if you uncheck the "Apply variables in new document" it will replace the variables in the open document. I would also recommend adding a variable to the title of the doc so that you can make the title unique if you are generating a new copy.
A User of Doc Variables
January 29, 2017
As far as I'm concerned, this addon does not work. I open Doc Variables and a sidebar shows up with nothing in. Documentation is non-existent.
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A User of Doc Variables
January 25, 2017
Very useful and helpful! I am very glad that I stumbled across this! Thank you for this wonderful Google Drive Addon!
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Jesse McCabe
January 28, 2017
Thanks for trying it out! Tell a friend. Best, Jesse
A User of Doc Variables
September 10, 2016
Have used it SO MUCH! Is this available for SLIDES?
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Jesse McCabe
September 21, 2016
I haven't looked into slides integration, but I will. I'll let you know Ryan. Thanks, Jesse
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