I'm having an issue. Whenever I create a new spreadsheet, I'm not able to add a script I've already created. The list for recent projects or scripts is always blank. Anyone have a resolution or do I always have to copy the script code and insert it into the spreadsheet?

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You can add your script as a library in the new spreadsheet. Lets start from the beginning. This sample code will add a string to the active cell:

function libTest(text) {
  var sh = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet()

Save the script, by creating a version:
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Next, copy the Project Key from the script editor:
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Publish the script as a web app (execute only you):
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In the new spreadsheet, open the script editor. Chose Manage Libraries from the resources option and enter and select the key/library:
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In the script editor you can now add the following code:

function test(){
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    Thanks. This was very clear and helpful.
    – gwintrob
    Jan 22, 2021 at 19:39

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