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Change the page color of a Google doc?

Is it possible to make the page black? (I'd then color the text white/colored.) I love the Atom text editor by the people at Github, so this is taking a cue from them.
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Gdoc: add image from drive with autoupdate

I have several images in a Google Drive folder. I have added them to a Google Document I'm working on (via Google Drive option). I often have to modify the images (keeping the same titles and path). ...
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Hold position relative to content in a rapidly changing Google Docs document with many editors

I'm trying to edit a big Google Doc with many editors all typing at once. When people above me type and add or remove text, the document reflows, and the part I am trying to edit moves from page to ...
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How to get rid of special " and ' characters in Google Docs

Sometimes I want to type up tests into Google Docs and share with colleagues. But I find myself having to send these texts as .txt files later, after replacing these fancy " and ' characters. I want ...
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Automatic image numbering in Google Documents

I have a Google Document in which I insert several images. Underneath each images, there is this a caption: Image 7: some description. I'd like the image number to increment automatically on the ...
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General bookmark for url link for Google docs

I understand that you can insert a bookmark into Google docs and link to it with the url. Also if you have headings inside the document, each heading has it's own url. My question is: is there a ...
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Can I sort a table of content in a Google Drive Document

I would very much like to be able to sort a generated TOC in a Google Document. The table of content is generated on heading basis.
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Google Drive: Files were converted to Google Document type. How can I convert them back to their original type?

Some JPG files that are stored in my Google Drive account were converted to Google Documents (.gdoc). How can I convert them back to JPG? The same happened to some HTML files. I can see them online ...
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Make a copy of a Google Document with all the original comments

When you go to File > Make a copy in Google Drive it opens up a popup where you can rename the new copy. There is a piece of small print below that says comments will not be copied to the new ...
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How do you move to a right tab in a column of a table within a Google document?

I wish to type a price list in a table on a Google document. I highlight the column, set a right tab on the ruler to align the amounts of money in the column, but cannot find how to move the figures ...
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Increase fraction size in Google Docs equation

Fractions in Google Docs equations are too small to read: How can I write normal-sized fraction?
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Is there a way to get the summary section from a form into a Google Doc

I've got a survey using Google Forms and it has useful graphs in it's summary section (under responses). How can I get these graphs into a Google Doc? I tried downloading the CSV file and recreating ...
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Google Docs: How to change the color of bullets in bulleted lists?

Is there a way to make a "sticky" change to the color of the bullet used in bulleted lists? I would like to have a bullet color that is different from the text color, and that persists – at least for ...
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How to export text from Google Doc as HTML?

I have body of text in a Google Doc containing a large number of links. I need to get the text – and all the links – into my client's CMS. Unfortunately, it seems Google Docs no longer allows users ...
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Is there a way to work on a Google Drive doc offline?

I'm going to be in an area with shotty internet connection. I would like to be working on a Google Drive doc but know it usually doesn't let you edit if it's not connected to the internet. Is there a ...
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Images don't load in docs

I'm uploading some images as draws in order to be able to add tex. I added the word 'Buck' to the images, all seems to be fine. But when I save the draw this is what I got in the document: ...
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How to format table of contents automatically in Google Docs

I know I can create table of contents (TOC) based on the Header titles in the body of the page. This is great as every time I add a new header, I just click on the refresh button on the TOC and the ...
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How to make links in Google sheets comments clickable

In markdown you can make a link clickable using a certain syntax (you have GUI options that automated that or you can follow the syntax). This is great as it hides the ugliness of long urls behind a ...
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Replace whitespace with tabs at the beginning of paragraph only

I am using Google Docs to edit digitalized documents. Those documents end up with whitespace at the beginning of every paragraph, which I have to replace with tabs so they do not take up space at a ...
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How to add an automatic “last edited” timestamp to Google Docs?

Is there a way to insert an automatic "last edited" timestamp in the footer of a Google Document? I would like to make sure that time stamp is on the document when I print. I figure out how to enter ...
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Entire document “jumping” when someone presses Enter

When someone edits a document above me, the document jumps down when they paste something big or press Enter. Is there some way to prevent this?
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How to use dot as splitter in currency format with Russian locale

I want to write currency in the format: ₽ 3 812.23 But if I select Russia as region in the table settings and format the string ₽ 0.00 result formatted number like ₽ 3 812,23 with a comma, ...
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Automatic date in Google Docs

Is there a way in Google Docs to automatically update the date in a header of the page, so that whenever I print the document it will have today's date?
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How to find all Google Docs (or Sheets) with comments?

In Google Docs/Sheets, when making a copy of a file, the comments don't get copied over. There is a plugin (Copy Comments) that makes a copy-with-comments for Docs, but it's one document at a time, ...
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How to extend word underline to end of line with Google Docs

I am trying to create a header where the underline completely extends horizontally to the end of the document, but I cannot find out how to do this.
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How to customize the toolbar in Google Docs?

Is it still impossible to customize the toolbar with extra buttons? Specifically, I'd like to add the strikethrough one (especially with how horrendous the keystroke for it is), but a general solution ...
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Vimium for Google Docs

I like to use Vimium all the time, but I'm having some difficulty understanding how to use it for Google Docs. In Google Docs, I can't seem to stop the cursor from blinking (i.e. it's as though I'm ...
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Prevent an automatic row from being created when a table extends beyond a page Google Docs

I've been working with Google Docs lately, and I often want to create a table: Sometimes my table falls between two pages, and annoyingly, Google puts horizontal lines in the table as though I had ...
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Change the text highlighted by a comment in Google docs

I've been working with a google document, and I have got a comment that references some text: I then go to copy-and-paste that text somewhere else in my document: Annoyingly, the comment I made ...
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How to embed Google Sheet into Google Document and keep the Google Sheet format

How do I embed a Google Sheet into a google document and keep the Google Sheet format in the document? I have got this far with the script but it's not working function updateData() { var ssUrl = '...
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TeX in Google Docs

I would like to type bra-keted expression into the document. How do I do that?
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Google docs get PDF without page breaks

Is there a way to make Google docs put all content in a PDF without splitting it into pages? I understand that sticking to a certain page size is important for printing, but for the PDF I'm making it'...
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google docs, make summary sheet based on tags

I have a document in google docs. It is very long and I want to tag and extract only certain paragraphs into a second document that is a summary of the first document. I want to be able to dynamically ...
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Can the document author restrict which parts of a document can be edited?

I thought I read that the author could limit sections/areas of a Google Doc from being edited by others? Maybe I was dreaming?
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How to permanently change default page margins in Google Docs?

I know how to change page margins in Google Docs, but how to change them permanently? Right now I have to change them every single time I create a new document which is pretty laborious. Is there a ...
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What does “All changes saved locally” mean?

I'm using Google Docs. I have downloaded the file as a Word document and now every time I change anything it says "All changes saved locally". If I send this document to someone will they see the ...
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How to save MS Word document directly to Google Docs or Drive?

The goal is to work in MS Word but save it in Google Docs. Somehow smoothly, right from MS Word, without copy/paste. Is it possible with Google Docs?
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Normal Text in Google Sheets is absent. How to enable?

Where has Google hidden Normal Text in Google Sheets? It is present in Google Docs but is absent in Google Sheets: G Docs: G Sheets. There is anything under the menu except Normal Text: When I ...
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How to make Gmail automatically convert typed-in or pasted URLs into links

It used to be the case a long time ago that when you type in a URL into a Gmail compose window, and after typing in the last character (or immediately after pasting it in from the clipboard), and ...
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Reference dynamic text from another document within Google Docs

I want to create a document that has ten pages in it (ten pages, each page a new set of unique information). I want that document to pull from ten unique, single page documents that users can update. ...
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How do you embed a video into a Google Doc?

Is it possible to embed a video into a Google document -- not a presentation? If so, how?
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Google Docs App: Completely disable spell checker

I realized that in the browser version of Google Docs, you can disable (or at least hide) the spell checker in the View options. However, the mobile application has no View option. Where can I find ...
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Insert text box in a Google Docs document

I am trying to make something like this text box that has a colored background (gray around my code in this example) in Google Docs. I would like to put some gray box around my code without any ...
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Is there a way to not show my full name on Google Docs?

I want to share a document with my guild in an MMO, but for obvious reasons I don't want every single person to have knowledge of my real name. Is there a way to make it so that the name displayed is ...
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How to only use the Google Drive interface (and not the Docs one)

After the switch from Google Docs to Drive I've been trained to do everything through the Drive interface which I now prefer to the Docs one. But for whatever reason the Docs interface is still ...
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How do I make each page of my have different page numbers?

Every time I go to number my pages with the Google Docs Insert "thing", it makes all of my page numbers say "1". I've tried to change it manually, but it changes together. If I replace the "1" on the ...
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Can I change the default Google Docs suggestion mode text format so suggestion text is highlighted yellow?

I am using suggestions mode to make changes to a large google doc. When I have finished making my suggestions, I will need to print off the document for a group review meeting to go through the ...
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Display Google Docs in Compact View

Apparently, there is a way to view a Google Docs document as one long scrolling page (like a web page), instead of the antiquated default with separate pages. It is called Compact View, and it ...
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How to embed an image inside a Google Document comment?

I add comments all the time to Google Documents, however i would like to embed images inside Google Document comments (similar to how you can add images to facebook comments). Is this possible and if ...
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Creating a separate doc from comments in a Google Docs

I'm working on a document with multiple sections which is bound to have loads of comments from various people. I would like to dynamically aggregate all comments on a particular section below that ...