The first time you install Document Studio, the add-on will require authorization and ask for access to some of your Google services. Here’s a summary of permissions it requires and why does it require access to them.
- Read, send, delete, and manage your email – The add-on includes Mail Merge and sends emails directly from your Gmail account. The add-on does not read, delete or manage your email yet it requests access to these settings because this is how permissions work inside Google Add-on. It only requires send access but add-on either have full access to a service, in this case, Gmail, or no access at all.
- View and manage the files in your Google Drive – The addon requires access to Google Drive to store the generated documents in specified folders.
- View and manage your spreadsheets in Google Drive – You can select any Google Sheet as your template for merge.
- View your Google Spreadsheets – The add-on runs inside Google Sheets and you can choose any sheet in your Google Drive to act as the merge source.
- View and manage your documents in Google Drive – You can select any Google Document as your template for merge.
- View and manage your Google Slides presentations – You can select any Google Slide presentation as your template for merge.
- View and manage data associated with the application – The add-on stores your preferences inside the Properties services of Google Apps Script.
- Allow this application to run when you are not present – You can set up a cron job that automatically runs every hour and merges documents in the background.
- Send email as you – Document Studio includes Mail Merge so you can send merged documents as attachments with personalized emails. The emails are sent via your Gmail account.
- Connect to an external service – The add-on connects to the Google Cloud Print service and the licensing server to verify your installation.
- View and manage your forms in Google Drive – You can automatically create documents from Google Forms submissions.