Google Files Editor

It can be useful to make minor adjustments to your content or to simply create file on the fly. From the Showell app you can open or create Google files, make changes to the document and save the updated version to Showell.

Google Files Editor: Introduction

The Google Files editor is a valuable tool for sales representatives who need to make quick edits to their presentations while on the go or in between meetings. When you edit any Google file, it will be saved not only in your My Files section within Showell but also in your personal Google Drive. This ensures that your files are easily accessible and synced across both platforms.

Create: In your My Files section, you have the ability to quickly create Google Files without the need to navigate through Google Drive and then upload the content to Showell afterwards. This eliminates the extra steps and makes the process more efficient.

Templates: You can also use Google File Templates to easily create various types of documents with your company's style.

Available Options

Once you activate the Google Files editor on your Workspace, you'll unlock additional options in your My Files and under each Google File in Showell.

  • The 'Edit as new (Google Drive)'-button: This option will open the document with the corresponding Google Files application. Any edits or changes will be saved to your Showell's "My Files".
  • The 'Edit in Google Drive'-button: This option is available within your "My Files"-folder. This option will open the document with the corresponding Google Files application. Any edits or changes will overwrite the document within your My Files folder. The analytics of this document will remain the same before and after the edit.
  • Add a new Google Document, Sheet, Presentation or Drawing straight in your My Files. These files can easily be edited afterwards and will also have a copy in your personal Google Drive.
  • Add a new file from a Google Template: pre-created templates will give your users the freedom to make well designed documents, with for example company logo and style,  straight within their My files.


Google Files Editor: Setup Guide for Templates

Supplying pre-designed templates customized for your users can enhance both the professional appearance of their documents and their overall work productivity.

Google Drive Template Sync

1. Create a folder (for example 'Template-sync' or 'Showell Templates') in your Google Drive

  • Make sure the Template folder in your Google Drive is shared with, and manageable by, all Showell users who need access to it. In other words, the Showell Users need access to the Template folder in the Google Drive as well.

2. Add or create all your Google File templates within this Template folder.

3. Open Showell Admin > Admin > Google Drive > Click Connect folder

4. Connect the Google Drive template folder with Application Resources/Google drive templates (This folder was automatically created once the Google Files Editor was enabled. Do not rename this folder).

5. All set! You and your users can now quickly create content, within My Files, using templates.

New Google Template



How do I activate the Google Files Editor on my Showell Workspace?

Google Files editor is a Showell Add-on that requires an active Google Drive integration. If you'd like to know more:

Which Google Files are compatible with the Editor?

The Google Files editor is compatible with Google Document, Sheet, Presentation (Slides), and Drawing formats.