A screenshot of Chrome with the developer tools open and the Elements tab selected. A search for .jam-frame-active is shown with the contextual menu showing to allowing copying of the element.

Get your Jamboard text

We’re doing some strategic planning in Google’s Jamboard. I find it good for the live/interactive aspects of the conversation but when I was looking back over it, it was hard for me to read and organize in my head. I decided I wanted the text from the various sticky notes in a spreadsheet so that I could think about them in different ways. Jamboard doesn’t seem to have any way to interact with it via Google Script or the normal routes I’d pursue. Let’s also pretend that I noticed the “export as PDF” option earlier and rejected it because it was image based. What am I looking for? First, I opened the Developer Tools manually (right click won’t work in these javascript appy things). I looked around a bit in the soup that is the HTML for the page. Eventually I saw the ‘jam-postit-element’ class was associated with the things I wanted. I also saw that the active board would be in the div with ‘jam-frame-active’. Quick and easy Because I’m just doing a quick thing, I don’t really have to make a robust magical unicorn. I just need the simplest path to my destination. Grab the data I navigate to the board I want. I used the developer tools to search for .jam-frame-active and I right click and copy […]