Class InlineDrawing

InlineDrawing

An element representing an embedded drawing. An InlineDrawing can be contained within a ListItem or Paragraph, unless the ListItem or Paragraph is within a FootnoteSection. An InlineDrawing cannot itself contain any other element. For more information on document structure, see the guide to extending Google Docs.

Methods

MethodReturn typeBrief description
copy()InlineDrawingReturns a detached, deep copy of the current element.
getAltDescription()StringReturns the drawing's alternate description.
getAltTitle()StringReturns the drawing's alternate title.
getAttributes()ObjectRetrieves the element's attributes.
getNextSibling()ElementRetrieves the element's next sibling element.
getParent()ContainerElementRetrieves the element's parent element.
getPreviousSibling()ElementRetrieves the element's previous sibling element.
getType()ElementTypeRetrieves the element's ElementType.
isAtDocumentEnd()BooleanDetermines whether the element is at the end of the Document.
merge()InlineDrawingMerges the element with the preceding sibling of the same type.
removeFromParent()InlineDrawingRemoves the element from its parent.
setAltDescription(description)InlineDrawingSets the drawing's alternate description.
setAltTitle(title)InlineDrawingSets the drawing's alternate title.
setAttributes(attributes)InlineDrawingSets the element's attributes.

Detailed documentation

copy()

Returns a detached, deep copy of the current element.

Any child elements present in the element are also copied. The new element will not have a parent.

Return

InlineDrawing — the new copy

Authorization

Scripts that use this method require authorization with one or more of the following scopes:

  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/documents.currentonly
  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/documents

getAltDescription()

Returns the drawing's alternate description.

Return

String — the alternate title, or null if the element does not have an alternate title

Authorization

Scripts that use this method require authorization with one or more of the following scopes:

  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/documents.currentonly
  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/documents

getAltTitle()

Returns the drawing's alternate title.

Return

String — the alternate title, or null if the element does not have an alternate title

Authorization

Scripts that use this method require authorization with one or more of the following scopes:

  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/documents.currentonly
  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/documents

getAttributes()

Retrieves the element's attributes.

The result is an object containing a property for each valid element attribute where each property name corresponds to an item in the DocumentApp.Attribute enumeration.

var body = DocumentApp.getActiveDocument().getBody();

// Append a styled paragraph.
var par = body.appendParagraph('A bold, italicized paragraph.');
par.setBold(true);
par.setItalic(true);

// Retrieve the paragraph's attributes.
var atts = par.getAttributes();

// Log the paragraph attributes.
for (var att in atts) {
  Logger.log(att + ":" + atts[att]);
}

Return

Object — the element's attributes

Authorization

Scripts that use this method require authorization with one or more of the following scopes:

  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/documents.currentonly
  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/documents

getNextSibling()

Retrieves the element's next sibling element.

The next sibling has the same parent and follows the current element.

Return

Element — the next sibling element

Authorization

Scripts that use this method require authorization with one or more of the following scopes:

  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/documents.currentonly
  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/documents

getParent()

Retrieves the element's parent element.

The parent element contains the current element.

Return

ContainerElement — the parent element

Authorization

Scripts that use this method require authorization with one or more of the following scopes:

  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/documents.currentonly
  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/documents

getPreviousSibling()

Retrieves the element's previous sibling element.

The previous sibling has the same parent and precedes the current element.

Return

Element — the previous sibling element

Authorization

Scripts that use this method require authorization with one or more of the following scopes:

  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/documents.currentonly
  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/documents

getType()

Retrieves the element's ElementType.

Use getType() to determine the exact type of a given element.

var body = DocumentApp.getActiveDocument().getBody();

// Obtain the first element in the document body.

var firstChild = body.getChild(0);

// Use getType() to determine the element's type.
if (firstChild.getType() == DocumentApp.ElementType.PARAGRAPH) {
  Logger.log('The first element is a paragraph.');
} else {
  Logger.log('The first element is not a paragraph.');
}

Return

ElementType — the element type

Authorization

Scripts that use this method require authorization with one or more of the following scopes:

  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/documents.currentonly
  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/documents

isAtDocumentEnd()

Determines whether the element is at the end of the Document.

Return

Boolean — whether the element is at the end of the document

Authorization

Scripts that use this method require authorization with one or more of the following scopes:

  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/documents.currentonly
  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/documents

merge()

Merges the element with the preceding sibling of the same type.

Only elements of the same ElementType may be merged. Any child elements contained in the current element are moved to the preceding sibling element.

The current element is removed from the document.

var body = DocumentApp.getActiveDocument().getBody();

// Append two paragraphs to the document.
var par1 = body.appendParagraph('Paragraph 1.');
var par2 = body.appendParagraph('Paragraph 2.');

// Merge the newly added paragraphs into a single paragraph.
par2.merge();

Return

InlineDrawing — the merged element

Authorization

Scripts that use this method require authorization with one or more of the following scopes:

  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/documents.currentonly
  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/documents

removeFromParent()

Removes the element from its parent.

var body = DocumentApp.getActiveDocument().getBody();

// Remove all images in the document body.
var imgs = body.getImages();
for (var i = 0; i < imgs.length; i++) {
  imgs[i].removeFromParent();
}

Return

InlineDrawing — the removed element

Authorization

Scripts that use this method require authorization with one or more of the following scopes:

  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/documents.currentonly
  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/documents

setAltDescription(description)

Sets the drawing's alternate description. If the given title is null, sets the description to the empty string.

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
descriptionStringthe alternate title

Return

InlineDrawing — the current object

Authorization

Scripts that use this method require authorization with one or more of the following scopes:

  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/documents.currentonly
  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/documents

setAltTitle(title)

Sets the drawing's alternate title. If the given title is null, sets the title to the empty string.

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
titleStringthe alternate title

Return

InlineDrawing — the current object

Authorization

Scripts that use this method require authorization with one or more of the following scopes:

  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/documents.currentonly
  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/documents

setAttributes(attributes)

Sets the element's attributes.

The specified attributes parameter must be an object where each property name is an item in the DocumentApp.Attribute enumeration and each property value is the new value to be applied.

var body = DocumentApp.getActiveDocument().getBody();

// Define a custom paragraph style.
var style = {};
style[DocumentApp.Attribute.HORIZONTAL_ALIGNMENT] =
    DocumentApp.HorizontalAlignment.RIGHT;
style[DocumentApp.Attribute.FONT_FAMILY] = 'Calibri';
style[DocumentApp.Attribute.FONT_SIZE] = 18;
style[DocumentApp.Attribute.BOLD] = true;

// Append a plain paragraph.
var par = body.appendParagraph('A paragraph with custom style.');

// Apply the custom style.
par.setAttributes(style);

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
attributesObjectthe element's attributes

Return

InlineDrawing — the current element

Authorization

Scripts that use this method require authorization with one or more of the following scopes:

  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/documents.currentonly
  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/documents

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