Google Drive Integration

Create Google Files from Vecta dashboard

In order to create Google files from Vecta dashboard, users need to first authorize their Google account.

At the left panel of the dashboard, click Add Google Drive under Integration section.

Add Google Drive
Add Google Drive

After authorization is successful, click on your dashboard's Create button and you will see extra options to create Google files, for example New Google Docs, New Google Sheets and New Google Slides.

Creating a new Google file at root
Creating a new Google file at root

Choose the desired type of Google file you want and there will be a pop-up tab for you to edit the Google file.

In the dashboard, all the Google files will have Google Drive icon at the bottom right corner to differentiate them from the usual Vecta drawings.

Difference between Vecta drawing and Google file on dashboard
Difference between Vecta drawing and Google file on dashboard

Google Files Functions

Google File functions
Google File functions

Each Google file can perform the same functions as a Vecta Drawing, such as Rename, Refresh and so on.

For some functions, users need to authorize it in order to allow the updates to be stored in Google Drive.

List of functions that require authorization:

  • Move to trash
  • Rename
  • Refresh
  • Share functions

Google Files Ownership

When a user creates a Google file in personal dashboard, it belongs to the user only.

If a user shares a Google file to another user or move it into a team, the permission for the Google file will be changed to public, anyone with access will be granted Viewer or Editor privileges.

When a user creates a Google file in a team, the permissions will be set to Public, and anyone who has access will be granted Editor privileges.

The reason that the file is made public is to allow users that do not have Gmail to access the file.

Deleting Google Files

Trash a google file
Trash a google file

To trash a Google file:

  • Double click or right click on a Google file and select Move to trash

The copy of the file inside Google Drive will be also moved to trash.

To restore a Google file:

  • Click on the Trash on the left navigation bar, and click on the drawing's Restore button

The copy of the file inside Google Drive will be restored as well.

To delete a Google file:

  • Click on the Trash on the left navigation bar, and click on the drawing's Delete button

The file is permanently deleted from Vecta, but the copy inside Google Drive is unaffected.

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