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Upload from URL in Google Docs

Googe Docs used to have a feature that let you upload files by URL. After some silent update it vanished. However, it was only removed from the GUI, you can indeed still upload a file from an URL. To do so, go to the file upload page (currently at https://docs.google.com/DocAction?action=updoc), choose select files to upload and then in the file name box simply paste the document URL.
Source: Google Docs Help – upload from url feature is no more?

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  1. A says

    this works and is an awesome psuedo hack!!!

  2. David Dernoncourt says

    Actually, as far as I remember they fixed this a while ago: this used to generate a “real” upload from URL, but now it just all happens on your computer’s side: when you paste a URL in the file selection window, your browser (or maybe that’s the OS, actually) downloads it to a temporary folder and then uploads it back. It still saves some time, though, but not as much as it used to.



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