I wonder whether the login prompt could be related to Chrome detecting a currently logged in account? I have seem similar circumstances, but can't recall the exact details. In any case, I use "Anyone with Link" just as BJ describes: not truly "Public" but available to anyone who has access to the link (could even be on a password-protected site.) In YouTube I believe the "Unlisted" setting is similar. *Eric Hall* *Technology Integration Specialist* *Mount Mansfield Union High School* *Chittenden East SU* On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 9:42 AM, Bjorn Behrendt <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Set the document share settings to anyone with a link or public. Both > links makes the document visible to the public, but setting it to "anyone > with a link" will hide it from search bots. > > There is an ongoing issue where some documents published publicly will > still ask for a google username (anyone will work). I personally have not > been able to track down why it happens, but have come across it > occasionally. > > > > > *Bjorn Behrendt M.Ed ~ Never Stop Learning* > * [log in to unmask] | (802) 772-0003* > * > Google Apps For Education Certified Trainer > * > *My Sites* > ~ Edlisten.com ~ Educational Podcast > ~ AskBj.net ~ Online Training and Ed Tech Resources > ~ VTed.org ~ Vermont's Personal Learning Network > > gClassFolders <https://sites.google.com/a/askbj.net/edlisten-resources/my-resources/gclassfolders>~ > Create Google folders for your class. > > > On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 9:30 AM, Diane Stacy <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > >> Help! >> >> On this page: >> http://support.google.com/drive/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=183965 >> >> Google says: >> "presentations published to the web >> >> When you publish a Google document, presentation, or spreadsheet to the >> web, anyone who has the URL to your publication can view it no matter what >> visibility option<http://support.google.com/drive/bin/answer.py?answer=180199>you’ve chosen – private, anyone with the link, or public." >> >> In our experience so far, this does not seem to be true--it asks for a >> login every time... >> >> Farther down the page they describe the exact situation we have, but it >> does not work the way they say it will: >> >> Google says: "You’re working on an event flyer in Google Docs that’s set >> to the “private” visibility option and shared only with a small committee >> of people. Just before the event, you publish your document to the web and >> post a link to your now published flyer on a variety of websites. Anyone >> who comes across the link can visit the published web version" >> >> From your experience, what visibility options do I need to set and what >> administrative settings do I have to have on "DRIVE" for the domain to be >> able to "publish" a google spreadsheet to the web and put the url of that >> published doc on a public google site and have it display for anyone >> viewing the site without having to log in? The public site works fine >> without the document. >> >> Thanks, >> >> Diane >> >> >> >> >> >> -- >> Diane Stacy >> Network Administrator >> Barre Supervisory Union >> >> 802-476-5011 >> http://bsu.zendesk.com >> >> “Supporting the mission of BSU schools by maximizing the integration and >> utilization of our technology resources to support and enhance learning and >> acquisition of 21st Century skills. Provide a forum for articulating and >> communicating the current state and future direction of our technology road >> map within the BSU educational community.” >> >> >> > -- This e-mail may contain information protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). If this e-mail contains student information and you are not entitled to access such information under FERPA, please notify the sender. Federal regulations require that you destroy this e-mail without reviewing it and you may not forward it to anyone.