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Gemini: Unlock Google Docs/Sheets Hidden Power

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You might have heard that the paid version of Google Gemini can now analyze Google Docs and Sheets, yet 90% of people are using it incorrectly.

The basics

Gemini Advanced users can now include a Google Doc or Google Sheet file as part of their prompt by either searching for the name of the document or pasting the URL directly:

The most common (and basic) use case is to ask Gemini to summarize the file or share key takeaways.

Although that's a valid use case, using documents to "ground" Gemini's outputs can enhance productivity.

What is “Grounding”?

Grounding involves connecting the LLM's responses to external data sources, predefined knowledge bases, or in our case, Google Docs and Google Sheet files.