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Is there a way to put a Google search widget inside a cell of a Google Docs spreadsheet? I want to avoid my users to hit Ctrl + F every time they search. Would be very cool a Google Docs App that could be installed via "custom extension" but I was not able to find it.

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You can do this using the Web Search Gadget:

  • Enter a few search terms in your spreadsheet.
  • Highlight the cells where you entered data in step 1.
  • Go to Insert > Gadget.
  • In the Add a Gadget window, scroll to Web Search and click the Add to your spreadsheet button.
  • The gadget menu appears in your spreadsheet. In the 'Range' field, enter the cell names where you added data in step 1.
  • In the 'Title' field, create a title for your chart.
  • Click Apply. The chart appears in your spreadsheet.

Extracted from the Google Docs Gadget list

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