KB1907432

KB1907432: Google editor add-on removal guide; Help removing MarkdownTableMaker

This guide has been designed to help with the removal of Google editor add-ons. The example add-on in this guide will be the MarkdownTableMaker for Google Sheets.

Removing the Google editor add-ons may be confusing, especially during Google’s editor add-on migration period (KB1906495).

For example, if more than one instance of the add-on is installed (that is, if both the Chrome Web Store and G Suite Marketplace versions of the same add-on are installed concurrently), there may be confusion when attempts to remove the add-on fail.

The guide is designed to help resolve these issues.

Revoke Access

To remove the add-on, please visit your Google Account permissions page. Then, simply “revoke access” to MarkdownTableMaker.

Google Sheets Add-on Removal

If you installed a G Suite Marketplace add-on in addition to the same Chrome Web Store add-on during the editor add-on migration period, then you may have “two instances” of the same add-on unintentionally installed.

One instance may be in Google Chrome Web Store, and the other one may be in G Suite Marketplace. As a result, you may try to remove an add-on using the Google Sheets interface with no success.

Here is an example of such unexpected behavior:

At first it appeared you had completed the removal process, but then you check the add-ons menu to find your add-on is still listed.

You have tried removing the editor add-on with the Chrome Web Store add-on menu, but that process failed. You may also need to use the G Suite Marketplace add-on management interface.

G Suite Marketplace Add-on Removal

To remove the add-on, open the G Suite Marketplace add-on management interface. Access the “Manage Apps” menu, then “remove” the MarkdownTableMaker add-on.

This video illustrates these steps:

Removed

Now, the MarkdownTableMaker add-on should be completely removed.

Re-install

You may now re-install MarkdownTableMaker.

KB1907408

KB1907408: Install MarkdownTableMaker for Google Sheets using Chrome Web Store

As discussed in (KB1906495), some users are unable to install MarkdownTableMaker for Google Sheets using the G Suite Marketplace due to technical issues or administrative controls.

As a possible solution, MarkdownTableMaker for Google Sheets can be installed using the Chrome Web Store.

KB1906495

KB1906495: Google migration of the Google editor add-ons and related issues

Effective June 20, 2019, all Google Drive add-ons have been migrated from the Chrome Web Store to the G Suite Marketplace.

This migration of the add-ons from the Chrome Web Store was designed by Google to streamline editor add-on deployment and improve app discovery. The process has changed the look and feel of editor add-on management.

However, many users reported that the MarkdownTableMaker add-on was no longer available in the G Suite Marketplace, due to technical issues or administrative controls.

To fix this issue, Google has once again allowed users to install from either the Google Chrome Web Store (KB1904708) or the G Suite Marketplace (KB1909318).

It is highly recommended that you contact your system administrator for details regarding installing and uninstalling Google editor add-ons.

Also, as mentioned in the Removal Guide (KB1907432), installing multiple instances of the same add-on has made uninstalling editors add-ons confusing for some users. The Removal Guide provides detailed steps to ensure complete removal.

Again, it is highly recommended that you contact your system administrator for details regarding installing and uninstalling Google editor add-ons.

KB1909325

KB1909325: Introducing support for Images and YouTube videos in MarkdownTableMaker

Great news! You can now add images to your Markdown tables using the =IMAGE( ) function in Google Sheets. Also, you can now add YouTube video thumbnails by using the YouTube watch URL.

KB1906151

KB1906151: Known Issue with Strikethrough-Underline Bug in Google Sheets

OVERVIEW: The following document describes a known issue that affects the export of Markdown tables from Google Sheets using MarkdownTableMaker. The Google Sheets codebase is maintained by Google. Solutions include workarounds to avoid the bug altogether.

KNOWN ISSUE: Google Sheets bug adds unexpected underline to selected text when strikethrough text format is applied while hyperlink text is also selected. 

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR: When the strikethrough text attribute is toggled, the selected text will add strikethrough text formatting.

UNEXPECTED BEHAVIOR: When the strikethrough text attribute is toggled, the selected text will add strikethrough text formatting and underline text formatting.

Further, the spreadsheet cell properties only reflect the “underline” attribute, even though both text formats are visible.

The result is the strikethrough text cannot be properly processed by MarkdownTableMaker. Thus, there is no strikethrough syntax added to the Markdown table for certain entries.

SOLUTION: There are a few workarounds to avoid the bug.

SOLUTION #1: Remove the underline attribute from the hyperlink before using strikethrough on mixed text selections.

SOLUTION #2: Only select the non-hyperlink text before toggling the strikethrough text formatting.

KB1906133

KB1906133: Is it possible to copy and paste my Markdown table into notes apps like Bear for macOS?

Sure. Before you copy and paste Markdown tables from MarkdownTableMaker into the Bear app, you must uncheck the option within the Edit menu: Edit > Substitutions > Smart Dashes. 

Also, you need to enable Preferences > General > Markdown compatibility mode.

KB1901176

KB1901176: Improved support for =HYPERLINK( ) function links and labels

There are many ways to add hyperlinks in spreadsheets. The following are the ways supported by MarkdownTableMaker:

  • =HYPERLINK("http://example.com/", "Foo")
  • =HYPERLINK("https://example.com" & A1, "Meh")
  • =HYPERLINK("https://example.com" & foo!A1, "Bah")
  • =HYPERLINK("https://example.com/" & foo!A1, """Free""")
  • =HYPERLINK("https://example.com/" & foo!A1, """""Free""""")
  • =HYPERLINK("https://example.com/" & foo!A1, """""""""Free""""""""")

You may experience formula parse errors in Google Sheets if you use an a “bad pair” of quotes:

  • =HYPERLINK("https://example.com/" & foo!A1, ""Free"")
    • #ERROR: Formula parse error
    • FIX: Use three quotes on each side, instead.
  • =HYPERLINK("https://example.com/" & foo!A1, """"Free"""")
    • #ERROR: Formula parse error
    • FIX: Use fix quotes on each side, instead.