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Show HN: Convert a Google Drive Document to the Markdown format (github.com)
86 points by dpaluy 1059 days ago | past | web | 18 comments



Perfect timing! I have about 200 Google Documents that I've always planned to move over to a repository on Github. The only thing holding me back was the poor .txt exports of Google Documents.

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Seriously Github has been such a pleasant surprise time-and-again. I love to find these little nooks & crannies hidden among all the other repos.

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Wow. I was looking into Google Apps scripts earlier and dismissed it because of lacking support across Google Docs products.

Seems like things have improved lately. I might look into this again.

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This looks like a very useful tool, thanks.

Which ways are people using to go the other way, i.e. from markdown to a Google Document?

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pandoc.

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Looks good, thanks for the tip

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Google Apps script proved to be extremley useful recently when I created a small menu item that created Calendar events from a spreadsheet. Took a lunch break and 30 lines of JS to make a really efficient enterprisey interface to make large amounts of events. You can even send invites with the API!

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Care to share how you've done this? We've been looking to do similar in our laboratory for the various instruments we run user samples on (HPLCs/xray/NMR). We've been using gCalendar so far, but it's not always user friendly + we have to add users to the calendar manually before they can reserve instrument / consultation time. We've started using Quartzy[1] but it suffers from the same "must approve users first" model and we've accepted its clunkiness in the name of consolidation

______ [1]http://quartzy.com/

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Is this a Google employee? The license is Copyright Google:

  Copyright 2013 Google Inc

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Their profile says yes.

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Yes, I am a Google employee, but this script is not official. I created it to handle some Chrome documentation tasks, but thought it could be useful to others.

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I have tried this with several documents. No luck. I get "TypeError: Cannot call method "getActiveSection" of null." Same when I select something or not.

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Now if only the format of the document synced to Google Drive was a usable one like Markdown instead of a link that is unusable locally.

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This is great. Can anyone suggest a good place to go for tutorials or more information for writing Google Apps scripts such as this?

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This looks great, thanks!

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Awesome. I have about 86546774 docs to convert now.

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I was just wishing for this yesterday! Wow.

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Thanks for sharing this!

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