Get your Google Docs on a wall-mounted screen

How it works with Yodeck on Raspberry Pi

The easy way to display Google Docs on Yodeck with Raspberry Pi is to make it publicly available.

Below, you can find a few steps to make your Google Docs publicly available.

Step 1: Go to your Google account settings and choose Docs.

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Step 2: From various default templates, you can choose one or create a new one.

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Step 3: After creating your template, Click File→ “Publish to the web” (a new window will pop up) →Publish.
When you click Publish, it will generate a new link. Copy that link.

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Step 4: The final step is within your Yodeck Account. Go to the “Web Pages” section and create a new Web Page with the following details:

  • As the URL address, use the link address you copied previously.
  • As the Zoom Factor, this is up to you. You need to test 2-3 values to make it readable and look good. Start with the default 100% and go for 150% or even 300% if the text seems small.
  • To remove the “Google” logo in the header and footer and refresh your Google Docs page, set the “Run Custom Script” toggle to “ON” and in the “Script Code”, type the following

Code Snippet


Refresh Rate

Keep in mind that the default refresh rate of Google’s docs is 5 minutes. Any changes you make to the Docs will be published on your TV screen after 5 minutes (300 seconds).

Another option to refresh your Google Docs is to set up a playlist with the same web page (Google Docs) playing back-to-back (300s at least). Using this method, you will not have any pre-loading interruptions, and the changes will be much smoother.