I learned here on Web Applications how to link a cell in Google Spreadsheet to a cell in another Google Spreadsheet:

How do I link a cell in Google Spreadsheets to a cell in another document?

Is it possible to link a cell in Google Spreadsheets to a Google Document (text)? I'd like to use the values ​​in cells to fill in forms and contracts have text in Google Docs.

How to do that?

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    You can't do that.
    – dnbrv
    Feb 1 '12 at 0:57

At this time it's not possible because Google Docs doesn't have built-in features to embed external content.

There are features to insert external content like the Insert menu, the Research tool, and add-ons but they are not able to "link" content. The insert an image, insert a drawing, insert a copy of the selected content; the research tool could insert link to a web page, a copy of text or of a image, but not to embed them in the way that an IFRAME works in a webpage or a gadget/widget in a web page or a sharing tool like Google+ among others.

References from the Google Docs Help Center
Insert an image
Insert a drawing
Research tool

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    Can you elaborate a bit as to why or offer a reference for this?
    – jonsca
    Apr 24 '15 at 23:10
  • @jonsca Thank your for your feedback. I edited my answer. Is it better now?
    – Rubén
    Apr 24 '15 at 23:55
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    Yes, that's fine. I think the original downvoter was concerned with its brevity, but it's fine now.
    – jonsca
    Apr 24 '15 at 23:59

There are some attempts to do this via extensions https://gsuite.google.com/marketplace/app/embedacell/691442818522?pann=cwsdp&hl=en unfortunately, it seems like this plugin is no longer working after changes to the OAuth screen (cf https://github.com/eljobe/embed-a-cell/issues/11)

If you are interested in this and are part of a G Suite organization, please upvote this feature request so the Google Team can implement it directly : https://www.cloudconnectcommunity.com/ccc/ls/community/g-suite-chrome-feature-ideas/post/5155869423828992

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