Script Projects

A script project represents a collection of files and resources in Google Apps Script, sometimes referred to simply as "a script". A script project has one or script files which can either be code files (having a .gs extension) or HTML files (a .html extension). You can also include JavaScript and CSS in HTML files.

The script editor always has one and only one project opened at any given time. You can open multiple projects in multiple browser windows or tabs.

Creating and deleting projects

This will teach you how to create a standalone project from Google Drive and how to create a container-bound project for each of the supported containers.

Creating a project from Google Drive

The first time you want to create a script from Drive, follow these steps:

  1. Open Google Drive.
  2. Click Create.
  3. Click Connect more apps.
  4. When the "Connect apps to Drive" window appears, type "script" into the search box and press the Enter key.
  5. Click Connect next to the listing for Google Apps Script.
  6. Click OK in the confirmation window.

Now that you've connected the app, you can create a script by following just these steps:

  1. Open Google Drive.
  2. Click Create.
  3. Select Script.
  4. Select File > Save.
  5. Enter the name of your project and click OK to save it.

Creating a project from Google Sites

  1. Open a Google Site.
  2. Click More and select Manage Site.
  3. Click Apps Scripts in the left-hand navigation panel.
  4. Click Add new script.
  5. Select File > Save.
  6. Enter the name of your project and click OK to save the project.

Creating a project from Google Docs, Sheets, or Forms

  1. Open Google Docs, Sheets, or Forms.
  2. Select Tools > Script editor.
  3. Select File > Save.
  4. Enter the name of your project and click OK to save the project.

Creating a project from the script editor

  1. Select File > New > Project.
  2. Select File > Save.
  3. Enter the name of your project and click OK to save the project.

Deleting a container-bound project

  1. Open your container-bound project using the appropriate method above.
  2. Select File > Delete.
  3. Click Yes to delete the project.

Deleting a standalone project

  1. Check the checkbox next to your project's name.
  2. Select More > Move to trash.

Managing files in a project

Creating a file

  1. Select File > New > Script file to create a script file. Select File > New > HTML file to create a HTML file.
  2. Enter the name of the new file and click OK to create it.

Deleting a file

  1. Click the arrow next to the file name in the left-hand panel.
  2. Select Delete
  3. Click Yes to delete the file.

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