How To Use A Custom Menu To Execute Google Apps Scripts

Custom menus execute a custom functions or Google Apps Scripts.  And they are the simplest method to do so.  The custom menu has options for submenus and dividers to group menu items nicely.  Inserting your menu is done easily using Google’s reserved trigger function called “onOpen”.  And because of this, building and including your custom menu into the UI is simple and effective.

Set A Web Based Google Doc With Join & Google Apps Script

I frequently use both the mobile and web based Google Docs for work but I prefer the web based.  I use my previously created mobile only setter method to set the Daily Doc but did not have a method to set it from within the web interface.  With that, I created a web based Google Doc setter with Join and Google Apps Script.  It’s reliable and saves me time in the field.

Google Apps Scripts: Tasker's big brother for Automating Google Services

Google Apps Scripts: Tasker’s big brother for Automating Google Services

Google Apps Scripts (GAS) is a cloud-based development platform that combines Drive apps with Google’s products and services.  Therefore GAS extends the functionality of Drive Apps drastically.  Most important is that GAS’s in-browser environment allows for automation versatility from anywhere.  Additionally, creating automation scripts, web apps, and add-ons for Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms is simple using javascript.  And finally, simple examples and full documentation assist in learning.  While GAS is similar to Tasker in automating functions, it’s far more powerful.