Google Drive: Give Preview Access with Option to Make Copy

Forcing people to make a copy of a Google document, spreadsheet, drawing, or slide is a nice feature if in fact you need everyone to make a copy. But the force copy feature can be annoying to those that want to see the file first and make their own decision of whether or not to make a copy.

Instead of the force copy feature, consider giving people preview rights and allow them to choose to make a copy of the template.

To provide the 'preview' and 'use template' feature you must replace the last portion of the original URL starting from 'edit' with 'template/preview'.

Original URL


Please note, that your file must be shared with ‘anyone with the link’ or 'public' for this feature to work.

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