Christopher explains the Quip feature that allows for the importing of files from productivity software such as Microsoft office and other popular formats. Christopher Matthew demonstrates dragging files in the folders, and also importing files from exter
- [Instructor] The ability to work with files from other productivity software is deeply integrated into Quip. And Quip's functionality is a path away from email attachments, since files are organized right where the team wants them, in the context of the work being performed. Let's check out a few ways to interact with external data. First, let's open a document. I'll go ahead and open my private folder, and I'll open up the Perks and Parties sub-folder. Now, from here I'll open up this document, it's a party planner, and I'll adjust the size of my browser so I can go ahead and drag stuff from the desktop.
Now, I've got a file here on my desktop. I'll simply drag this file into the document. Once the upload is finished, the file is stored with the document. Let's go ahead and head over to a chat room, I'll go ahead and click over here on the sidebar, and once the sidebar is open, I've got a chatroom here that I use to communicate with other members of my team. It's called The Water Cooler. Now, I can drag files in here, so I mention one of my team members, I'll put in a little message along with it.
Now I can go ahead and drag the file directly in the chat. Then I can click send. Now when we mention someone along with the file, it alerts them that the file is waiting for them. We can import another ways as well. Let's open up a folder and drag the spreadsheet into it. So, let's go to folders, I'll click folders here on the sidebar, then I'll go into the Administration folder and I'll click on that to open it up. Now, we can import in a variety of different ways. Let's go ahead and open up a folder, which I have here on my computer desktop.
It's the Spreadsheets folder, and I can drag the spreadsheet directly into the Administration folder on Quip, so I'll go ahead and click on the spreadsheet and I'll drag it over. You can see the status bar at the top and then it generates a thumbnail to show that the file has been imported. You can see the thumbnail there. Then, if we click on the spreadsheet, it opens up and we can see that it's been converted to a Quip spreadsheet directly. So, let's check out some other ways we can import files into our Quip account from other services as well, let's go ahead and click over here onto the icon for the sidebar, and then let's make our browser full-screen.
So let's go ahead and import from some other services, we'll go ahead and click on folders here, and I'll scroll down to my private folder, I just want to import into my private folder, and then I'll use this button over here to import on the right hand side, we'll click on this button, and we'll click on the upload or import feature. And Quip supports all of these external services. I happen to be a Google Drive user, let's connect to Google Drive and convert an existing Google spreadsheet that comes from my G Suite account.
I'll go ahead and click on Google Drive, and I'll need to go ahead and authorize Quip to access my Google Drive, so I'll do that. I'll click Allow. Now, here's my Google Drive, I'll click on Spreadsheets, and I have a spreadsheet right here that I can import. I'll select it, and then I'll click Select. Now I'll go into the new folder that was created and here's the spreadsheet right here. And that's all there is to it, very simple. Quip makes teams happy because prior work is seamlessly brought into existing workflows.
You can attach files of any format to a document, or you can convert supported document formats to become Quip living documents and spreadsheets. Quip's import features are very powerful, and allow for amazing collaborations with teams.
- What is Quip?
- Setting up a new Quip account
- Producing living documents
- Using Quip to reduce emails and meetings
- Using keyboard shortcuts
- Using Markdown to quickly format Quip documents
- Collaborating with Quip
- Using the Quip desktop app and mobile app
- Importing your files and connecting to cloud services