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Selectively remove/disable syncing Google Drive documents on Chrome

I have installed the Google Docs app (extension) on Google Chrome (v43.0.2357.65 (Official Build) beta (64-bit) on Ubuntu Linux 14.04), and enabled offline sync on my Google Drive account. Offline ...
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HTML math format for uploading to Google Drive?

When I upload an HTML document with math to google drive and convert to a Google document, is there a math format which Google will convert to it's own math format? So far I have tried LaTeX math as ...
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Add fractions to auto-correct in Google Docs

I see in Google Docs you can go to "Tools - Preferences" and then add new equations to the auto correct function. Example if you type "1/2" it converts it to a smaller looking neater looking ½. Is ...
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How do I vertically center the text in the header of a Google document?

I'm using Google Docs, and I put some text in a header, and it is showing up very close to the top of the page. I want to position the text so that is vertically centered between the top of the page ...
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Google Docs: How can I modify paragraph styles?

I would like to modify the font/size of the various paragraph types such as Heading1, etc. How can I do this?
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Google Docs: Can I “include” other docs dynamically?

I have a document broken up into sections for easy editing. Is there a way to have a "master" document that includes these sections automatically?
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Adding fonts to Google Docs [duplicate]

Is there a way to add a font to Google docs, that Google doesn't have? Because I am working on a project that requires a very specific font, and google doesn't have it. I've looked.
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In Google Docs can the entire background colour for a piece of text be changed?

I know there's highlighting the background of text, but this only applies to the background around the text. Can the entire background be changed in colour so it doesn't look all choppy? I need ...
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How to put a Unicode Checkmark in your Google document and export it into a pdf using a script?

I have a need to put a checkbox, checked and unchecked in my script generated Google Docs document. What would I write in the AppScript to place this in my Google Docs document?
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How to “group together” each paragraph in Google Docs (or “protect it” so that it goes together on the same page)?

Short question: In Google Docs, can I make a paragraph not span 2 pages? That is, the same paragraph will show on one page only. Details: In Google Docs, to edit my resume (CV), I was going to add ...
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Adding custom hotkeys for Google Docs

I am interested in adding a hotkey to change the color of a text. I edit, so switching text from black to red is something I do often, but I have to go click on text color each and every time in ...
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Is there a way to set up the text colour chancing with every new sentence in Google Docs?

I'd really like to have a different colour with every new line of text. I spend time selecting each line and changing the colour that way. Is there a macro that would do that automatically for me?
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How to paste href tag as link into a Google document

I have a Google document. When I copy and paste something from my browser to the document, the text with hyperlinks get translated into hyperlinks in the document. If I am in emacs or vim and copy ...
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How to automatically refresh a filter view in Google Sheets when new data comes in via Google Forms?

I have a filter view in Google Sheets that does not refresh when new data comes in via Google Forms. To refresh the filter view, I can remove the filter and apply it again, or even just click "OK" in ...
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Export multiple Google Docs to pdf at once

A Google Doc can be exported to pdf within the Google Doc interface. From within the Google Drive interface, multiple Google Docs can be exported at once, but this is automatically done in docx ...
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How to get Google Docs results to appear in Google Search results?

I use Google Docs rather than a blog to write articles and I'd like them to be readable by the public. But I've never seen Google Docs results in Google Search results. Is it possible? How do I make ...
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How to insert TeX code in a Google Document?

I see that you can insert equations, but I would love to have the freedom of TeX, all mathematics symbols. Is there any way to insert e.g. $$ \int_{0}^{\infty} $$ and it parses it?
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Images from one Google document do not copy correctly into a new Google document [closed]

When I copy content from one Google Doc to another, the images usually copy okay at first inspection. However, at a certain point in the process some of the images change to look like this: The ...
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How do I format tables in Google Documents?

I have uploaded a Word document to Google Drive that contains a table. I am trying to format the margins and table etc. Tried everything. How can I do that?
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Fixing permission problems in cross-spreadsheet import when using Apps Script

I created a function in the Apps Script associated with a spreadsheet: function importNotes() { s = SpreadsheetApp.openById('spreadsheet-key').getRange('F2').getNotes(); return s; } ...
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How can I track the time spent and the number of words written in Google Docs?

I would like to keep track of two variables while writing in Google Docs: number of words written per day time spent on a document per day Is there any way to accomplish that?
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How can I insert a cross-reference to a figure in Google Docs?

Similar to the cross-reference feature of Word, how can I insert a cross-reference to a figure in Google Docs?
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Box.com + Google Docs integration: Which service provides the storage / security level?

I have a document that I need to collaboratively edit with some colleagues. Trying to do this with a standard shared file is a recipe for disaster, so I'd love to use Google Docs instead. However, the ...
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How can I use the standard LaTeX font “Computer Modern” in Google Docs? [duplicate]

I love the open source font Computer Modern which is the standard LaTeX font. Is it possible to use this font in Google Docs?
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What's the full range of supported Google Docs LaTeX macros?

Google Docs has an equation editor that has a fair number of options for symbols and functions available from the dropdown menu. All of these are also available through LaTeX macros that are ...
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Search Google Drive files directly from the Chrome search bar?

Is there a way (perhaps a Chrome extension) to show Google Drive search results in my Chrome autocomplete menu? For example in this image, if I had a Google Doc or Google Sheet called "orange juice" ...
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How can I export/import autocorrect lists from Google Docs?

Let's say I have several Google accounts, and I have a good autocorrect list in one of them, that I can view under Tools > Preferences.... If I want to transfer this autocorrection list to another ...
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Google Docs: Textbox via Drawing blurry / Alternative element for absolute positioning?

I struggled with the textbox for a while now - maybe anyone here could help: I'd like to create an invoice in Docs. My information should be on the upper right corner - on every page. The header ...
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How to create an academic table formatting in Google Docs?

Is it possible to format and style tables and Google Docs in a similar design as commonly used in academic articles published in peer-reviewed journals? Example of an academic table formatting:
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Why can't I keep local Google docs to use offline when using syncing?

I want to sync most of my files. But there are some files that I don't want to sync up to the Google server. But I still want the ability to open them locally on my hard drive via the local Google ...
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How can I change the default line spacing for Google Docs?

For every new Google Docs I would like to change the line spacing to 1.5.
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Exiting 'Print Layout' when viewing a read-only Google Doc

I'm creating some instructional material and sharing it with coworkers via Google Docs. I have Ownership and Edit rights on these documents while my co-workers have Read access. The document is ...
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Restrict editing in Google Docs to only one user at a time?

Is it possible to limit editing of a Google Docs to only one user at the same time?
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How do you Right align a paragraph?

I try to align a single paragraph to the right (Right align), but it Right aligns the whole chapter no matter how I make the selection.
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Mark headings or items as TODO in google docs

Is it possible to somehow mark/flag/tag a heading in a google doc as a TODO? Furthermore, is it possible to aggregate the tagged todos from all the documents on the google drive? This can be really ...
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Indent additional lines of a paragraph in a list? Google Docs

I am trying to achieve a "hanging indentation" of my text so that the text: This is a line This is a second line this would text from the second lines paragraph Which I can achieve fine when its ...
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How to customize the Google Docs URL?

I want access docs.google.com using docs.mycompanydomain.com, how can I do that? Notice that at https://admin.google.com/AdminHome#CompanyProfile:flyout=customUrl appear a lot of URLs to customize, ...
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How to put an image as background in Google Docs

How do I put an image as my background in Google Docs?
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How to create user-defined key bindings or shortcuts to run App Scripts in Google Docs

This question specifically applies to Google Documents, not Google Spreadsheets (but if the answer applies to both, all the better). Google Documents has built-in Keyboard shortcuts for Google Docs. ...
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How to calculate a date in Google Documents

I can calculate a date countdown pretty easily in sheets with a formula like this: =MINUS(DATE(2015,5,25),TODAY()) Is there any way to add a date countdown in a Google Document? If not, how ...
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In Google Docs, can I hide other users' cursor/selection?

One of my coworkers left Google Docs open with everything selected, so the entire document is pink. Can I turn off the user cursors/selection highlighting?
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Jump to suggested edits in google docs

I received some suggestions how to improve my document: I was able to find one, but not the other two. Clicking the timestamp has no effect. How can I jump to suggested edit in order to review it?
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Multiple references to the same footnote in a Google doc

How do I add multiple references to the same footnote in Google Docs? When adding footnotes the usual way (selecting Insert > Footnote in the menu), a new footnote is created every time. But if I ...
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How can I find a Google Document I edited yesterday?

A coworker gave me a link to a doc. I edited it. Now I can't find it in my "recent" list or in the "shared with me" list. The doc wasn't shared with me. It was a link to a doc that anyone could edit, ...
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Generate a formatted Google document from spreadsheet

As the title says, I have data (Q & A grouped by subject) that I have to export to a document file. As shown above, the source data on the left should be formatted like the example on the right ...
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Current date as a variable in Google Docs?

Is it possible to add (insert) a variable for the current date into a Google Docs that would automatically update each time I open the document? Some criteria: The date position should be variable, ...
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Check if all links to Google documents are public in a public Google document

Given a public Google document, how can I check whether all links to other Google document are public? (i.e. point to a publicly accessible Google document)
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Converting multiple Word docs into Google Docs format at once, after they have already been uploaded into Google Drive

Can I convert several Word documents into Google Docs format at one time (after they have already been uploaded into my Google Drive)?
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Using Google Apps Script to set cursor to Headers in Google Docs

I am trying to create a Google Apps Script that could help navigate through the headers. I have currently a code searching the position with the function "findText" that I used in a custom menu in my ...
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How to I insert a “data:image/png;base64,…” image into Google Docs?

For example, Janvas (online vector editor) generates previews as such links. If I insert it into address line of a browser, I get correct picture. But when I try to insert it to Google Docs, it says: ...