Using Google Slide speaker notes to prepare tweet text

Hacking Google Slides as a voice enabled presentation tool using Google Apps Script

I always enjoy presenting at DevFest as usually it is a reason to explore something new. In the case of DevFest London it was an opportunity to think about how voice interfaces could be used as part of a Google Slide presentation. In this post I’ll share some of the ideas I explored and how they did/didn’t work out.

Mail Merge

Repost: Sending bulk email (mail merge) using Gmail and Google Sheets

Simplify the process of producing visually rich mail merges using Gmail and combining it with data from Google Sheets. With this solution you can automatically populate an email template created as a Gmail draft with data from Google Sheets. Merged emails are sent from your Gmail account allowing you to respond to recipient replies.

Mail Merge

Google Apps Script Patterns: Celebrating 10 years by revisiting mail merge/bulk emailing

TL;DR A new solution for creating and distribute visually rich bulk emails with Gmail and Google Sheets. On 19 August 2019 Google Apps Script celebrated 10 years of general access. Apps Script has come a long way in the 10 years as you can see from the announcement blog post and launch video also embedded […]

Google Apps Script Patterns: Writing custom formulas/functions and handling single and range inputs

Custom functions have been in Google Apps Script since it’s public launch in 2009. These let you extend Google Sheets function list allowing you to create and share your own spreadsheet formula. The official Google Developer docs for Custom Functions are very comprehensive and in this post I just want to highlight one pattern for detecting and handling user inputs.

Using your YouTube subtitles file and Google Sheets to make a video contents jump list

Read how you can use your YouTube subtitle file as an easy way to create a video contents/jump list in YouTube video descriptions and G+ posts

Creating custom branching in Google Forms with Google Apps Script

I was recently asked me if I knew a way to create custom branching in Google Forms. The scenario was they had a list of employee names in a Google Sheet which they wanted to turn into a Google Form drop-down list which when selected would redirect the respondent to their own section of the form.

Machina a machina: An introduction to APIs with Google Sheets

I recently had the pleasure of attending and presenting at MozFest 2017. MozFest had been on my bucket list to attend for a while and the event did not disappoint. My contribution to the event was a session as part of the web literacy space designed to introduce people to APIs. This post has more information and links to resources available for reuse

Identity crisis: Using the YouTube Data API with Google Apps Script and Scheduling Live Broadcasts from Google Sheets

Details of how you can use a custom YouTube Data API library to interact with any YouTube account even if it’s owned by a Google+ page

Redux: How to open a Google Sheet at a specific row for editing

Many years ago I posted a way you could open a Google Sheet at a specific row for editing. This let you do some url wrangling where you could direct someone to open a Google Sheet in what was ‘List View’ and edit the row: Sadly List View disappeared in the Google Sheets update announced […]

Using CiviCRM with Google Script/Google Drive with the new CiviService Google Script Library

At the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) we use the open source CiviCRM for membership and events management. I’ve previously described how we are able to do Custom regular reporting from #CiviCRM with Google Sheets and Google Apps Script which is able to trigger reports from Civi which are emailed to a Gmail account before […]

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