gdoc-down documentation

API and command line program to save Google documents, presentations, and worksheets in a local Google Drive / Backup & Sync directory to to local files.

gdoc-down supports several formats:

  • CSV (.csv)
  • EPUB (.epub)
  • Excel workbook (.xlsx)
  • HTML (.html)
  • Image (.png, .jpg, .svg)
  • LaTeX (.tex)
  • Open Office document (.odt)
  • Open Office presentation (.odp)
  • Open Office workbook (.ods)
  • Plain text file (.txt)
  • Portable document format (.pdf)
  • Powerpoint presentation (.pptx)
  • Rich text document (.rtf)
  • TSV (.tsv)
  • Word document (.docx)

gdoc-down also has special features for handling .gdoc files that contain LaTeX:

  • gdoc-down ignores all images. This allows the user to place images inside the Google document for convenience and to use includegraphics to embed images in compile PDF files.
  • gdoc-down will convert all Google document comments to PDF comments.
  • gdoc-down ignores all page breaks.

The first time gdoc-down is called, gdoc-down will request access to the user’s Google account. This will create a client.json file in the users home directory (~/.gdoc_down/client.json).