The usefulness of this Google Drive hack is not very clear from the title, but give this tip a try. Give it a try once and you'll see immediate benefit when collaborating with others on Google Drive.
It's easy to make a copy of any document within your own Google Drive account. But what if you want your collaborators to automatically create copies when they receive sharing links?
This little tip can be useful when you want to keep the original document or template while giving others the flexibility to edit a copy of the document themselves. It will save you a trip to the File> Make a copy command in the menu.
A typical case is a Google Doc that must be completed individually by each respondent. Collaborators can enter the details on their own copy of the document without damaging the original.
You won't have to ask To make a copy. Just follow these steps and the copy will be done automatically for them. This trick works for all Google Drive tools:Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
When they click Make a copy , a local copy of the document is saved to your Google Drive. The original stays preserved in your account..
Have you tried this method before? In what situation has it helped you or do you think it can help you?