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Insert Google Docs, Spreadsheets, Presentations and Forms

You can insert Google Docs, Spreadsheets, Presentations, and Forms into either (i) a new page, or (ii) a new post that you have created.

Note: When you insert a Google Doc (or Spreadsheet, etc.), you are actually embedding it. Embedded documents, including Google Documents, don't count against the Sites storage quota. This means that you can embed as many documents as you need to in one page / post without worrying about your Google Sites storage space.

2. Edit the new page or new post.

3. Position the cursor where you would like to insert the object

4. Click on the "Insert" menu and select the item you would like to insert (In this case, insert a Google Document)


5. Choose the document to insert and click "Select

6. You may wish to change the display settings of the object, then click "Save"


7. A box representing the document  (or Presentation, Spreadsheet or Form; depending what you have inserted) should now appear on your page.

8. You may wish to continue editing. Click "Save" when done


9. You will now see embedded document within your page


  • The inserted object (i.e. Doc, Spreadsheet, Presentation or Form) will be view-only to the public. However, when the contents of the objects are updated at its source, it is updated automatically within your site. 
  • You'll need to make sure that the object is shared with the members of your site in order to avoid an Insufficient Privileges error. 
  • Anyone with "Can edit" access to your site/object will be able to view a link under each embedded object that will allow them to pop out an editable version of the object.