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I see that there is a sharing option, "Public on the Web -- Anyone on the Internet can find and view"

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which can be found in the google docs file menu

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as well as google drive file options.

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I am interested to know the difference of this option with "publish on the web"

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My interest is caused primarily by the fact that both options make the document public on the web and indexable whereas I tried the first approach and nobody can explain how indexing works.

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