Manage add-ons

Add-ons are tools built by third-party developers that you can apply to add new features to Google Docs, Google Forms, and the new version of Sheets. Once you install an add-on, you can choose how you want to use it, including turning it on or off for specific files.

Turn on and turn off an add-on

To turn on add-ons for a specific file you are working on, or to turn them off:

  1. Open a document, spreadsheet (using the new Sheets), or form.
  2. Click the Add-ons menu.
  3. Click Manage add-ons.
  4. From the list of add-ons, select the one you want to use.
  5. Click Manage.
  6. Click Use in this document. A checkmark will appear next to this option when the add-on has been turned on. To turn off the add-on for that file, click the option again.

Uninstall an add-on

To uninstall an add-on from all of your files:

  1. Open a document, spreadsheet (using the new Sheets), or form.
  2. Click the Add-ons menu.
  3. Click Manage add-ons.
  4. From the list of add-ons, select the one you want to use.
  5. Click Manage.
  6. Select Remove.
    • To report a problem with an add-on, you can also select Report an issue.

Rate an add-on

You can rate an add-on by selecting 1-5 stars under "Rate it."

If you are having trouble with an add-on in your file, you can force it to load without any add-ons by adding ?addon_free_mode=true after edit in the URL of any Doc, Sheet, or Form.

For example, “http://docs.google.com/document/d/documentID#/edit” becomes “http://docs.google.com/document/d/documentID#/edit?addon_free_mode=true”.

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