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How to get the Position of a paragraph in google docs API

Using GAS, I'm trying to navigate paragraphs in a google doc and record their starting position so that I can display an interactive navigation menu in a sidebar. But I can't find any GAS method that ...
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How to set tab to generate 4 spaces every time it's pressed in Google Docs?

Is it possible to set the default tab to four spaces in Google Docs? I'm gonna take an interview with Google and supposed to code in Docs, but the tab is much more than the usual 4 spaces, which makes ...
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Google Docs Chrome extension - what does it do / why does it exist?

In some Chrome instances, several extensions (apps?) called Google Docs, Google Sheets, etc. are installed (I've seen various subsets of these across different Chrome instances). What are these for / ...
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Table of content change left-to-right aligment when refresh it

In my Google Document, whenever I refresh the table of content that is in the beginning of my document, it also changes the alignment of the table from left-to-right to right-to-left. I have to change ...
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Update link text after heading has changed in Google Docs

In my document I've added several links that point to headings within the document as internal references. However, when these headings change, I need to also update the link text. Is there an ...
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Key to “Find Next” in Google Docs

When I press Ctrl+f on google docs, it lets me search the first occurrence of the string I enter, and it informs me about how many appearances of the string there are. But What key(s) can I use to ...
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Sharing a Google Document with multiple email addresses and preventing recipients from seeing the list of email addresses

Is there any way to share a Google Document with multiple email addresses in such a way that recipients cannot see the list of email addresses I shared the document with? By default upon sharing the ...
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What's a color thin line with author name in Google Docs and how can modify it?

What is a green color thin line with my (as author) name which is in my Google doc document? How created this and how can I modify or get rid this?
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Google Document Date Script

I'm using a script that was posted here on Web Applications: Add Date to Google Document. I changed the way the date is formatted to this: ddMMMyyyy I wanted to have this, with the month being ...
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How to remove the header from a Google document once added

Once you add a header to a Google document, it offsets the top of the document even if empty, and receives click events. How can you then remove the header? I am aware that you can reduce the ...
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How to hide text in Google document?

I would like to share a Google Document to other people. But, certain sections in the document are not complete, so I would like to hide them such that when they view or even edit the document, they ...
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Google Document Fixed Header

My document has several sections, each separated by a header title. Is there a way to make some text "stick" to the top of a page? For example, if I currently add a title to the top of page 2 of my ...
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Downloading a Google document as an HTML page: image names

When downloading a Google document as an HTML page, the images are stored in an "images" folder with formatted names: "image00.png", "image01.png", etc. What determines the ordering of the image ...
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Is there a way to have Google Docs automatically assign appropriate Heading n Style in an OUTLINE?

I'd like to be able to work in Google Docs and assign: blah blah (Heading 1) (also Heading 1) // but if I indent, it makes it Heading 2 and this becomes : blah bla a. (this is heading 2) I ...
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Quantifying the difference between two revisions in a Google Document

Is there any way to quantify the difference between two revisions in a Google Document? (e.g. the number of added/removed/modified characters/words/sentences/lines between two revisions, like we can ...
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Space does not get blue underline when linkified in Google documents

I want to add a hyperlink on a string that contains a space: Why doesn't the space get underlined in blue, like it does in some other parts of Google document ?
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Mailmerge via Google Sheets: multiline cell content

I'm trying to create a batch of email messages using data from a Google Sheets. The Sheets has these columns: name, email address, message I tried 2 google Add-ons: Yet Another Mail Merge (uses ...
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Is it possible to format small-caps in Google Documents?

I have found the need to format text in small caps (with minuscule letters looking like capitals, but still maintaining their size) in Google Docs. I have looked over, under, and in the Docs option ...
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Convert all headings X into headings X + 1 or heading X - 1 in Google Documents

Is a way to convert all headings X into headings X + 1 or heading X - 1 in Google Documents? E.g. I have a Google document with 100 headings 2: is there any way to convert them into headings 1 or 3 ...
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Conveniently export part of Google spreadsheet to HTML page

Google spreadsheet allows you to save table as HTML: The problem is that what the HTML you get is not publishable in website or coherent HTML document: I'd just like a part of the table as HTML. ...
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How can I stop Google Spreadsheet Now() function from auto updating?

I'm using the now() function as a shortcut to insert the current timestamp. However, the value of the time in the cell changes whenever the spreadsheet is modified. How can I stop the value in the ...
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How to save temporary variables in Google Spreadsheet formula?

I'm trying to create a formula in Google Spreadsheet which looks like this: if (x < 0, x + 1, x) It means if x is smaller than 0, return x + 1, else return x. However, x itself is an ...
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Given a Google document ID, is it possible to see other publicly shared documents from the same account?

If I have some document IDs from a user that publicly shared them, I would like to see the other documents shared by that user. Is this possible?
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How to view SVG files in Google Docs

I have uploaded a SVG file to Google Docs. When I try to view it by double clicking on the file in my Drive account, I get this view: Why? I thought that SVG files would be pretty ubiquitously ...
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Function to retrieve a subset of rows coming from another function in Google Sheets

I have a function in a Google Sheet that returns a handful of columns and two rows. One of those rows contains column headings, which I would like to remove. Is there any way to wrap this function ...
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Can I get a proper wordlist for Google Doc's spellcheck?

I'm trying to use Google Docs for academic writing, and it marks words like "Ilion", "iconophobia" or "wrothful" as incorrect. Making sure I didn't misspell any of these and manually adding each one ...
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Why does Google Docs still ask me for permission when people try to view my doc?

I created a doc that I want anyone with a link to see. Here are the settings I used: I gave that link to people on my site. For some reason, every week, I get emails from Google Docs saying that ...
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Is there a right to allow suggestions put permit edits in google documents?

When I share a document with others, I have three right to assign to them. Can edit Can comment Can view I'm guessing Can edit is the right needed to make suggestions? But is there an option to ...
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Is there a way to email notes to a Google Doc (or GSheet)?

I find that there are certain things I want to log changes of, like website changes, etc. I normally put those in a document, but I think it would be easier to do it by emailing to a document ...
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Conditionally generated Google Docs documents?

Is it possible to generate different versions of a document with Google Docs? Is there any programming/scripting language associated that one can specify which text to show based on e.g. a cell's ...
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Can you link directly to a new copy of a Google Doc or Spreadsheet?

Is it possible to craft a URL (or bookmarklet) so that when clicked it opens a fresh "copy" of an existing Google doc or spreadsheet? Apparently it used to be possible by appending &newcopy=true ...
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Google Docs — How to do lossless exporting?

I have several documents created using Google Docs. They are not plain text documents, but documents with images, tables, etc, etc. How can I export this Google Document to my computer, such that I ...
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Can I see how many times my Google doc has been viewed?

I've recently posted a Google Document on a forum and I'd like to know how many people saw and when. I could see how people were opening and closing the doc live, with those user icons popping up next ...
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Is there a way to paste RTF text into Google Document?

How can one copy data from MS Word and paste that into a Google Document without losing the Rich Text Formatting (such as colour information)? It doesn't seem to be supported. Please note that I am ...
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How do I suppress Google Documents' display of a hard page break as white space on the previous page

When I insert a hard page break in a Google document, the last line on the page before the break acquires an inch of whitespace at the end, apparently representing the page break itself. If I type ...
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How do I use two languages simultaneously in Google Docs?

I am working on a document that involves two languages simultaneously. In Open Office I have created a 2-column table, with the left-hand column set to English and the right-hand column set to the ...
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Can I get a URL to the latest PDF version of a document?

I have a living document that whenever I change something I download as PDF and upload to a web directory. This is a tiresome process specially when there sometimes is 6-15 changes in a day. Now ...
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Track changes in read only shared Google Docs

I have shared a spreadsheet, anyone having the link can see it. Since it is a spreadsheet I update daily, I want to facilitate the others recognizing the last changes. However, revision history is ...
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How to use different Google account for selected services?

I have account A of Google for work stuff and account B for registering other accounts (which hides my identity). I would like to log in to Google Drive, Gmail and Blogger with account A and other ...
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How to Fill Out a Document in Google Docs

In a Google Document, how would I type "over" a line created by underscores or achieve a similar looking result? I would like to type my responses in the designated areas indicated by the underscores ...
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Google doc switch styles with hot keys

I was wondering if there was a way to set hot keys to easily switch between styles in a Google doc. Say, for example, I want to switch between a 1 inch and 2 inch right indent, but I don't want to ...
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Is there a way to create bookmarks using text? (something like Wikimedia markup)

Using Google Docs, when I click Insert > Bookmark I create a bookmark (duh!) in that place of the document, kind of a <a name="here">cursor</a>. I have a few of these bookmarks in a ...
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Hyperlink to a cell in a Google Spreadsheet

I want a user to be able to click a link that sends them to the specific cell in a specific spreadsheet. The spreadsheet must be in edit mode aswell.
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How to edit existing .docx in Google Docs without losing columns

I have an existing .docx file in Google Drive that is formatted with columns (not a table with columns, but just multiple page columns). When I open it in a Google Docs editor, the columns disappear ...
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Inside my Google Document, can I put a link to a chapter of a second document?

I can create an internal link (within the same document) easily and just reference previously defined Headings. Can I do the same cross-document? This means: can I create a link to another ...
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Top Margin for Header and Footer Placement

How do you change the top and bottom margins for a document and then for headers and footers?
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How to see the message that I sent while sharing the Google Documents

I shared a Google Documents with few of my contacts. While sharing the file, I had an option to send a message. I added a message but I wanted to check what I sent. How can I see that message?
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How to import a chart from Open Office to Google Document

I made a chart in Open Office 4.0.0 and tried to copy and paste it into a document in Google Drive. It showed the loading sign but just loads a blank image. How can I copy and paste into the Google ...
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How do I fix copy/paste in Google Documents?

At the beginning of this week, I noticed that I can no longer properly copy and paste into or out of a Google Document. I find that if I highlight more than one paragraph and press Edit / Copy or ctrl ...
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Google Docs Insert Special Characters show as boxes

Is there a font set or a Chrome update required in order for Google Docs to show ALL of the special characters options available? It seems strange that within a Google document, using Google's ...