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dombroskim
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Change the size of an embedded Google Doc

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Can I change the aspect ratio for embedding Google Docs?  I want it to fill the screen on the Canvas page instead of half.  I don't want the students to have to scroll across the embedded document to see the rest of the document.  Here is a screenshot of what I mean. 

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See how it just stops halfway across the 'page' (from Previous to Next buttons).  Students have to scroll to see the full width of the Google Doc.

When I add pictures I can change the size; same with videos.  I would like to resize the embedded Google Doc as well.

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Stef_retired
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Yes,  @dombroskim , you can change the size of the frame—and you absolutely should. You'll find lots of tips for this at Using Google Docs for dynamic Canvas content

I notice that in your screenshot, the native Google toolbar is displaying. If you publish your document to the web, harvest the embed code, and alter the width parameter as explained in the blog post, the tools won't display and the document will be indistinguishable from other content on the page.

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This sounds just like what I want to be able to do, but when I embed, the doc display gets even smaller.  Can you give a troubleshooting guide about how to make this work? 

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Stef_retired
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Yes,  @dombroskim , you can change the size of the frame—and you absolutely should. You'll find lots of tips for this at Using Google Docs for dynamic Canvas content

I notice that in your screenshot, the native Google toolbar is displaying. If you publish your document to the web, harvest the embed code, and alter the width parameter as explained in the blog post, the tools won't display and the document will be indistinguishable from other content on the page.

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dombroskim
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Thank you. I have done that before, but using the v (embed tool) was

introduced to me and is faster and easier. I will go back to publishing

and using the Rich Content Editor to embed.

On Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 1:14 PM Stefanie Sanders <instructure@jiveon.com>

dombroskim
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So, I did this and it worked fine. When I update the document, will it

automatically update on the Canvas page?

On Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 1:30 PM Michelle Dombroski <

Yes, the document will automatically update on the page whenever you make changes in the GDoc behind the scenes,  @dombroskim . 

dombroskim
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It does. I did a test. Thank you for your help.

On Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 1:47 PM Michelle Dombroski <

This sounds just like what I want to be able to do, but when I embed, the doc display gets even smaller.  Can you give a troubleshooting guide about how to make this work? 

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Bikeman56
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The link to the page, "Using Google Docs for Dynamic Canvas content" seems to no longer be working. Is there another place where I can get assistance in resizing an embedded document. The one that I just put in my class in tiny!