Within Google Docs, you can add tasks to your projects using the Teamwork add-on.

The add-on can be installed directly from the G Suite Marketplace. Once you click install, you can select and authorize which Google account you want to use to install the add-on.

You will then see Teamwork Projects for Google Docs listed as an option in the Add-ons dropdown when you have a document open in Google Docs.

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You can also set up the add-on from within a Google Doc. When you have a document open, click Add-ons in the horizontal menu bar and select Get add-ons from the dropdown.

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In the add-ons modal, use the search field in the top right to search for Teamwork Projects. Click the add-on card to open the details view.

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You can then click the Install button to get started with the set up.
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You will be asked to select which Google account you want to use the add-on with.

Once you grant the required permission access, you will then see a new Teamwork Projects for Google Docs option in the Add-ons dropdown.

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Click the Add a task option to open the Teamwork add-on on the right hand side of your doc. Here, you can either log into an existing Teamwork account or sign up to create a new one.

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Once you have entered your Teamwork credentials, you will also need to grant access permissions to your account for the add on.

To add a new task to your Teamwork site, select the Add a task option from the dropdown.

In the quickly add tasks modal, you can select a project to add the task(s) to. To add multiple tasks to the project, put each task on a new line.

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Task properties

You can use various commands to assign properties to the tasks, just like when posting tasks via email

  • (bugs) or [#bugs] - specify an existing task list to add the task to (task list name needs to match exactly).
  • @name - assign the task
  • [tomorrow] or [15/09/2019] - set the due date
  • [start date][due date] e.g. [today][next monday] - set start and due dates
  • ! - low priority
  • !! - medium priority
  • !!! - high priority
  • #tag - add a tag to the task
If you highlight some of the text in your Google Doc and click the Use selected text in document option, the selected text will be automatically added to the task field.

Note: When setting a start date and due date, the system will automatically use the later date entered as the due date.


Attach this document link to task

  • The link for the document will be added to the description of the task
Add comment to Google Doc

  • This will add a comment in the comment section at the top of the document containing a link to the task in Teamwork.
    • Note: These comments will appear after refresh.
To log out of your Teamwork account, select your profile icon in the top right corner of the add task modal and select Log Out.

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For more information, see: Using the Google Sheets Add-on