Insert a view into a Google site

It is possible to insert a view from an AODocs library into a Google Site. Users that have access to both the view and the Google Site will be able to browse it and open documents and files.

Tips: If your intranet, web portal or website support iFrame you can follow the same procedure to insert an AODocs view in your environment.

Example of an AODocs view embedded in a Google Sites page.

In AODocs, select and access to your library, then open the library administration interface and click on “Views” (1). Now click on the view (2) you want to add in your Google Site. If you have not yet configured a view, you should first create one. 

Learn more: Configure views in your library

Selecting a view

Click on (3) to copy in your clipboard the URL link of the embedded view you want to display on your Google Site.

Getting the URL link of the embedded view from AODocs

Open the page of your Google Site in which you want to embed the view and click on the “edit” button (4).

Note: You must be at least editor of the Google Site's page to perform these modifications.

Editing your Google Site

Then, click on “Insert” (5), and select “More gadgets” (6).

Accessing the gadget window

In the gadget selection pop-up, make sure that “Featured” is selected (7) and then type “Include gadget” (8) and press the enter key. Click on the widget (9) in the results. This is the gadget you need to use to embed your view.

Finding the gadget

The next window explains you, that this gadget can be used to include another web page in your Google Site. Click on “Select” (10).

Selecting the gadget

Paste the URL from your clipboard in the “URL to content” input (11), you can also configure the display of the widget (12). Click on “OK” when you have configured the gadget (13).

Configuring the gadget

Once you have saved your page, you can see the AODocs view in your site.

Visitors of your site can only see the content of your embedded view on your site if they first have logged into the AODocs account, which has authority to access the given view.

View inserted inside a Google Site 
without the AODocs search bar

You also have the ability to integrate the AODocs search bar in the embedded view.

To do so, in the "URL to content", replace "hideSearch=1" with "hideSearch=0" (14). 

View inserted inside a Google Site with the AODocs search bar

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  • This is very nice feature. However, the vertical scrollbar doesn't auto display regardless the 'Display scrollbar = Yes'. I have to change the default number of row from 20 to 50 or 100 first in order to see the vertical scrollbar.

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