The Boords Google Sheets integration creates new spreadsheet rows when you export your storyboard. Perfect for moving into the next stage of production!
Step 1) Create a Zapier Starter plan account
Zapier is an automation service which connects the apps you use every day with one another. To use Google Sheets with Boords, you’ll need a Zapier starter plan in order to use the ‘Formatter’ app. If you have a Zapier account, sign in to it now.
Step 2) Connect Boords with Zapier
Connecting your Boords account with Zapier is simple. Just click the link below, and you’ll be guided through the process.
Step 3) Create a Zap
Select Boords as your Trigger App, and name it something like ‘Boords to Google Sheets’. Select ‘Download Images’ from the Boords Triggers dropdown.
Next, select the Project you’d like to ‘watch’ for exports.
Once you’ve selected your project, Zapier will look for an export which it can use to test your Zap. Go ahead and click ‘Download ZIP file’ within the ‘Export > Images’ menu.
Note: We won’t be using the ZIP file you just downloaded. Downloading a ZIP file triggers this process independently.
The ‘Images’ export option
Once Zapier has found an export, it’s time to add your formatter!
Step 4) Add a Formatter
Zapier’s Formatter app turns our storyboard export into a format we can use with Google Sheets. Select ‘Utitlies’ from the menu. Note you’ll need a Starter Plan to add a Formatter.
Select ‘Line Itemizer’ under the Transform menu:
Enter ‘Frame’ into the field marked ‘Line-item(s) Group Name’ field:
Add the fields you’d like to export to your spreadsheet under the ‘Line-Item Properties’ section. When you’re happy with your template, click ‘Next’.
Step 5) Add your Google Sheets step
Click ‘Add Step’ to add a third step to your Zap, then select ‘Google Sheets’ from the menu. Choose the ‘Create Spreadsheet Row’ action:
Set up your Google Sheets template. Note that it’s important to add a header row to your Google Sheet. In this case, we have added Sound and Action headers.
Step 8) Test your action
Click ‘Send test to Boords’ and each frame of your storyboard will be added to your sheet as a new row. Lastly, set your Zap live and you’re good to go! Every time you export your storyboard images, they will be added as new rows to your spreadsheet.