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In the Circles space, you can do things together. You work together, you collaborate, you share deeply. In this article, you will learn how to add a button to your agenda that opens a collaborative google document – one of the many types of documents that can be shared in the Circles space.

As long as you have the option to share your documents with anyone (including those that don’t already have an account with the same platform you are using), you can share it in the Circles space, using the sharing link or an embed code. A couple of examples of other platforms include Dropbox, Onedrive and Zoho. 

Here is how you do it:

  1. Open the Google document you want to share in your Google Drive and click the ‘Share’ button in the top right corner.
  1. In the window that pops up, click in the box that says ‘Get link’.
  1. Choose the options ‘Anyone with the link’ and select ‘Editor’ from the drop-down menus.
  1. Click ‘Copy link’ and then ‘Done’.
  1. In your My.Circles agenda editing space, click the magic wand icon to display a list of possible button functions.
  1. Click ‘Share document’.
  1. Here you will be prompted to:

a) Enter a title for the document. This will appear as the text within the button.
b). Enter a URL. Here you should enter the ‘share’ link that you copied from your Google document. Alternatively, you can also paste embed links or iFrames into this box.

  1. Click ‘save’. You’ll now see the button appear within your agenda space.
  1. Click ‘Save and publish/exit’ once you’re happy with the agenda page.
  1. To open the document in the Circles meeting space, click the button you just created. This will display the document to everyone in the room. All participants will be able to click into the document and start working together.

NOTE: Collapse the agenda to create more space and enlarge the document window in the Circles meeting space by clicking on the right border and dragging it out. Resizing is an individual choice, so remember to advise your participants on how to resize their window too!

  1. To close the window, click the ‘X’ on the top right corner. This will close the window for all participants.
  1. Don’t forget to change the document’s ‘share’ settings back to the original after the session if necessary!

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