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 LearningGoogle Apps For Education Certified TrainerMy Sites~ Edlisten.com ~ Educational Podcast~ AskBj.net ~ Online Training and Ed Tech Resources~ VTed.org ~ Vermont's Personal Learning Network
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:
"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 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.
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