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    Generate JSON file from Google Docs with ArchieML


    npm install grunt-docs-archieml --save

    Getting credentials

    1. Go to https://console.developers.google.com
    2. Create an account
    3. Make sure you have the Google Drive API enabled a. In the left sidebar click Dashboard and then click on ENABLE API b. Click on DRIVE API and if it’s not enabled just click on ENABLE
    4. In the right sidebar click Credentials
    5. Then click Create credentials, select oAuth client ID and then select Web Application
    6. Name your Web Application
    7. Enter https://developers.google.com/oauthplayground as an authorized redirect URL
    8. Copy and have your Client ID and Client Secret ready
    9. Go to https://developers.google.com/oauthplayground/
    10. Under Step 1 check all Drive API v3
    11. Click the Gear button in upper right of the page and check Use your own OAuth credentials
    12. Enter your Client ID and Client secret
    13. Go back to the Step 1 section on the left and click Authorize APIs
    14. Click on Exchange authorization code for tokens and copy the generated refresh token.
    15. Create a file called .credentials.json and add the following with your info:
      "client_id": "your_CLIENT_ID",
      "client_secret": "your_CLIENT_SECRET",
      "oAuthTokens":{"refresh_token": "your_REFRESH_TOKEN"}

    The file can be saved anywhere. Recommended that you save it in your home folder so that your your secret credentials are not uploaded with your project.


    Grab the Google Doc ID of the ArchieML ready document

    With the Google Doc open, go to File > Publish to web, click on PUBLISH under the Link section and copy the ID from the URL. The ID is in between the ‘d’ and ‘pub’ section of the URL.

    Enable the plugin inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:


    Add the following within the grunt.initConfig() and modify the options as needed.

      gdocs: {
        options: {
          docsID: 'GOOGLE_DOC_ID',
          dest: 'DIRECTORY_FOR_JSON_FILE' 

    Default settings: credentials defaults to your home folder and will look for a .credentials.json file docsID has no default dest defaults to a directory named json


    $ grunt gdocs

    Run the command to generate the JSON file. The file name will be the title of your Google Doc (all lowercase with underscores).


    npm i grunt-docs-archieml

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