I've searched the tags on SO for a [google-document] tag, but couldn't find one. The closest is probably the tag. Here people will go wrong if they choose that one. Not only is it replaced by , it is meant to resemble the office suite of Google in the Cloud.

Given the high number of questions on Google Documents and the very high number of question, that very often use or [google-document], I'm in favor of creating that particular tag.

The list below, I was able to tag as a [google-document]. These were only taken from the first search page: https://stackoverflow.com/search?page=1&tab=relevance&q=google%20document


Tag is deleted by: https://stackoverflow.com/users/168868/charles. Perhaps he can delete the tag as well. I'm out.

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    Could you compile a list of potential candidates for the tag? – Undo Nov 28 '13 at 20:47
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    ... is it just me or does that search turn up a particularly weak set of posts to make your case? Perhaps select a couple you really think need that particular tag. – Bart Nov 28 '13 at 20:50
  • 301 results using the exact words "google+document" – Josh Crozier Nov 28 '13 at 20:51
  • @bart 37000 hits, I find hardy weak. If 10 percent were to yield a google document, then were talking about 3700 questions. I will edit my question, to have a list. – Jacob Jan Tuinstra Nov 28 '13 at 20:51
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    37000 hits the first ones of which already hit upon a random combination of "Google" and "documentation". We're not trying to be annoying, but the better you make your case, the quicker we can do what you propose. – Bart Nov 28 '13 at 20:52
  • @JoshC Sorry for being direct: No. [google-documents] would be a synonym. – Jacob Jan Tuinstra Nov 28 '13 at 21:14

Google Documents are provided by the service called Google Docs, which is covered under and .

Google Docs are now files that live under Google Drive. Google Drive is completely covered under .

There's also directly related tags like , a scripting interface for all Google Docs document types.

If we attempt to add , we'd have to come up with a way to positively differentiate it and when people select a tag. Given that we have undeniable proof that people ignore tag wiki excerpts, we're going to have people picking when they mean and all hell is going to break loose.

Further, given the relatively low volume of questions in the various Docs/Drive related tags, we probably do not need a tag dedicated to Documents. It seems that the only Doc type that has a separate tag is -- and it nearly has more questions than all of the Docs & Drive tags combined!

In conclusion, adding this tag would only create confusion. It should not exist. If it has to exist, then we should find a different, unambiguous name for it, and then also rename the Spreadsheets tag for consistency. That said, doesn't exactly roll off the tongue...

Also, if anyone from Google is reading this, why did you give your word processor a name that has a horrible naming collision with the parent service? It's almost as bad as the WinRT / Windows RT fiasco, only at a mere fraction of the scale. I'm already policing as it is...

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    1) The [google-spreadsheet] tag has been around for almost three years. That's not a fair comparison !! 2) Only recently, the Apps Script Developer Relations team, introduced the [google-apps-script] functionality into Google Documents. Many more questions can be expected to have these combinations. The scripts themselves are also part of the [google-drive], and yet the tag exists. Where were you back then? Why don't you make the [google-docs] a synonym of the [google-drive]? – Jacob Jan Tuinstra Nov 29 '13 at 8:12

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