I have a personal Google account (email@example.com), as well as an institutional Google Apps account (firstname.lastname@example.org). However, the Google Apps account is set such that Google Docs is disabled on that account.
From time to time, I get Google Docs shared to my Google Apps account, which presents a bit of a problem. If I try using my Google Apps account to open the doc, I get an error message that says I don't have access to Docs. If I use my personal email, I don't have access to the document and have to request access. That's what I've been doing so far, but it's a bit annoying on all concerned.
Unfortunately, I can't associate my Google Apps email as an alternate email with my personal account, nor create a new Google Account with that email, since as far as Google is concerned, that email address is already attached to an account.
I believe, but am not sure, that if you share a Google Doc with, say, a Yahoo email, you get a special link that lets whichever Google account you login with have access automatically. This, however, doesn't seem to be the case if you share with a Google Apps email.
Essentially, is there a way of configuring my accounts so that I can somehow get access to the doc without having to manually request access each and every time?
(There are apparently legal issues involved in some way or other that make enabling Google Docs for the Google Apps account not a valid solution to this problem.)