Display and edit file properties from Google Drive

With the AODocs Smartbar installed, you can display and edit the properties of your AODocs documents directly from Google Drive.

1. Hover over an AODocs document in Google Drive and click the Show / Edit the properties & workflow button.

– This button only appears if your library administrator has defined one or more custom properties or a workflow for your document class.
– This button doesn't appear for documents in the list of results after running a search in all your Google Drive files. However, it is shown after using the AODocs search in folder feature.
Learn more: Search for files in your Team Folders and Secured Folders


Alternatively, you can:

  • open your file in the Google Docs, Sheets or Slides editor and click the Show / Edit the properties & workflow button

    Note: When you have a pending workflow action to perform on the document, a red dot appears on the Show / Edit the properties & workflow button.



Note: If you use the navigation buttons in the Google Drive file preview, the Smartbar menu is no longer accessible.

2. The Document information dialog opens and includes:

  • the document title and action bar, which contains:
    • the workflow button (if a workflow is associated with the document), to perform a workflow action - learn more: Perform workflow actions from Google Drive
    • the Open file button, to open non-Google files and edit them locally - learn more: Open and edit non-Google files
    • the Open in Google Drive button, to open the file in its corresponding Google editor
    • the Edit button, to edit the document properties
    • the right sidebar toggle, to view the Workflow transitions tab and Comments tab
  • the system properties section, displaying the system properties of the document
  • the Workflow state section (if a workflow is associated with the document)
  • the Properties section, displaying the custom properties defined in the document’s class (if any) 


3. If you have edit permissions on the document, click the Edit button to open a dialog where you can edit the document properties.

Learn more: Configure custom properties from Google Drive

4. Scroll down to the Properties section and edit the required properties.

5. Click the Save button.


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