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Simple tool to add variables in content, title, header, and footer. Great way to add easy replacements in docs and templates!
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: New user interface!  We've integrated the Semantic UI to give the Doc Variables a cleaner and updated look.  We have also included the following new features:

- References (reference external data)
- Hidden Fields
- Constants

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)
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Pathfinder Alliance
September 9, 2020
Love it! Works every time, easily and simply. Streamlines your business processes and templates. Great job guys!
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Khayra Bundakji
September 8, 2020
Love it! It works great. Now to just get my team to use Google Docs.
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A User of Doc Variables
August 20, 2020
Finally !! I found this extension to use many times & daily! Thanks, guys!
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A User of Doc Variables
August 18, 2020
Excellent add-on for making reusable proposals. Couldn't live without it.
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A User of Doc Variables
August 17, 2020
Very useful. I need more time work on my Google Docs templates to use many of the features though. "So much time, so little to do. Scratch that; reverse it" - Gene Wilder as Willie Wonka
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A user of Doc Variables
August 17, 2020
Great quote!
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A User of Doc Variables
July 21, 2020
Love it! Saves the trouble of browsing to specific points in a document to edit various fields. I know this is a 'free' add-on but I do have 2 suggestions though: 1. Make it easy to update variables from the Doc Variables pane. We can 'hack' it directly in the document but my first impulse is always to right click somewhere in the Doc Variables pane. 2. Allow multiline options for the Dropdown type. This is helpful for organizations with multiple offices, e.g. having to select Address-1 for certain documents, and Address-2 for others. Thanks very much!
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A user of Doc Variables
July 23, 2020
Thanks! Appreciate the suggestions, both are great!
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A User of Doc Variables
July 16, 2020
Simple and easy to use. Allows me to quickly produce multiple, unique documents based off the same template. Easily has saved me hours of work.
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A User of Doc Variables
June 29, 2020
I love this extension. I use it to write student recommendations making the entire writing process so much easier! Nice work!
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A User of Doc Variables
June 26, 2020
I love this tool. It's super straight forward and has saved me countless hours preparing employment contracts and remuneration schedules for new employees. Highly recommended.
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A User of Doc Variables
June 24, 2020
Very easy to use and addresses a number of needs our organization has for contract management.
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