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Download icon not available for LibreOffice document in Google Docs

I have uploaded a document written using LibreOffice writer to Google Docs, but the download icon is not visible. How can I turn on download mode? I am using Ubuntu OS. File name is "Project", it ...
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Moving Google Documents bookmarks

I've noticed what must be a bug in Google Docs and can't figure out a feasible workaround. If you want to move (cut and paste) a section that contains a bookmark, most of the time the bookmark ID ...
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Slow add-on: ~13k named ranges in empty document

I've created Google Apps Script for Google Documents which uses NamedRange for keeping track of the text inserted by the script. The script is bound to the Document, because I use methods, which would ...
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How do I use keyboard shortcuts on German keyboard?

I am trying to use keyboard shortcuts in Google Docs with a German keyboard. In Google Docs keyboard shortcuts are made for American keyboards. For example: "Increase Indent" needs Ctrl+]. On ...
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How do I print a Google Docs document directly from Firefox?

Using Google Docs/Spreadsheet. If I open a Google Doc and select print (either via the menu, ctrl+p, or toolbar icon) from within Chrome or Opera it then opens a print preview screen where I can ...
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Add page break in table in Google Docs

Is there a way to force a page break in a Google Docs table? I've got a table that is going to extend across multiple pages and I'd like to choose where the break happens (I want to keep a row ...
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How to match width of a group of columns in a Google Docs table

I'd like to make a group of columns in a table in Google Docs. Is there any way to do this? Something like the Distribute Columns Equally menu item in Microsoft Word? So far the best I've been able ...
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Is there a known delay in Google Docs for searching my documents?

Is there a known delay, for example, if I have a document named "Trip to San Francisco" and search for it by content or by filename? I found if I close all Google Docs and Google Drive webpage and ...
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How to change the language setting of a Google Doc?

In Google Docs, I imported a Word document and converted it to a Google doc. The spell checker didn't recognize English words such as "Monday" and "February". I assume that the document isn't using ...
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Cannot switch between multiple Google Docs accounts being signed in them correctly

Here https://support.google.com/docs/answer/2405894 I read I can sign in multiple Google accounts and easily switch between them in Google Docs app. But it is not true. It doesn't work. I'm talking ...
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Can you make the background in Google Docs in different colors?

I want to change the color of my Google doc background to different colors, but I can't figure out how! Is this possible? And if yes, how?
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DocumentApp highlight NamedRange - use Comment?

I'm using NamedRange a lot in my script and I would like to highlight it's position in document. I'm currently toggling background color of it via custom button, but this is not convenient. I would ...
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URL to open Google doc in “Suggesting” Mode

Is there a URL convention that allows me to share a Google doc so that when it is opened it is in “Suggesting” Mode but still allows the user to change to “Edit” Mode? I know that I can share a ...
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Google Spreadsheets: Sum values for each month

I would like to sum the values that match each month in a spreadsheet. The spreadsheet looks like this: 2015-12-10 15 2015-12-19 10 2016-01-02 15 2016-01-05 25 And I want to obtain this: ...
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How do I search old revisions of Google Docs?

I know how to search in Google Drive, and how to view old revisions of documents. But is it possible to search all revisions at once?
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Syncing Google Docs with Microsoft Onenote?

Does anyone know a way to sync Google Docs with Microsoft Onenote? If syncing is not possible, then even triggering a backup would be nice. I know that IFTTT and Zapier can copy from Evernote, but I ...
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Can't download/export a large Google Docs document as PDF (what are the limits on Google Drive?)

TL;DR I have a very large Google Docs document which can not be exported to PDF*, but I can download it in all the other supported formats, which unfortunately do not fit my needs. What are the ...
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Making Google Docs into its own application on Mac

I've been trying to figure this out all afternoon... My dream is that I want to be able to open Google Docs on my Mac as if it's an application. Chrome's setting's has a built-in "Add to ...
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How to transpose a table in a Google Document?

I have a table in a Google Document. How can I convert rows into columns, i.e. transpose the table? Example:
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Google Docs mathematics equations reference numbers

I am creating a document with multiple equations and I want to reference these equations in later parts of the document. Is there any easy way to do this in Google Docs, preferable automatically?
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Make a list in Google Doc across columns on the page [duplicate]

Is it possible to spread a list or bullets across the page in columns and not just down? I understand that I can manually do it by using just space bars but that would be a time consuming and ...
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How to reset Google Docs to default settings for all documents

How can I reset all Google Docs formatting and style settings back to the default settings for all documents?
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Is there a way to download all the Revision History of a Google Doc?

Is there a way to download all my Revision History as .doc documents from Google Docs (.xls from Google Sheets and PPT maybe from Slides)?
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How do you make an en dash in Google Docs?

How do you make an en dash in Google Docs?
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Google Drive Synced with Errors. On Ubuntu, can I recover my offline version of the file before it synced?

So I finished a bunch of work offline, and then I synced it... and it did not go well after: It merged without deleting a bunch of parts as you can see there, and Page 7 is gone completely: The ...
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How do I remove a tab stop in Google Documents?

I mistakenly added too many tab stops to the ruler in my Google Document, and it's not obvious how to remove them. How do I remove a tab stop from a Google Document?
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How to use EndNote instead of FootNote on Google Docs?

I am looking for a way to put my footnotes at the end of the document (as "EndNote") (or at the end of a chapter), or even to hide them. Since there is no web-viewing mode, the footnote are shown on ...
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For Google Docs tables, how can we make an incomplete cell have no bottom or top border (to show that it is incomplete on screen and on paper)?

When we use Google Docs and create a table, sometimes a cell can span across 2 pages. So for example, I can write a few lines (with Enter (line breaks)), and then, either on screen or on paper, the ...
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How do I download all Google Docs in a folder as PDF?

I have a Google Drive filled with Docs, Slides, and Sheets. The new Google Drive interface no longer supports choosing the file format for bulk downloads, and just gives me a bunch of useless ...
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Adding a overbar/overline on a single letter or obtaining “x bar”?

Using Google Docs, I need a X with a line on top, the equivalent to latex \bar{x} and what staticians call 'x bar'. I was using a equation field and \overline but it adds the line over the entire ...
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Why is the “Download as” menu item unavailable?

I want to download my document as a PDF (I have done this before), but when I click on the File menu, the option to download is shaded in grey - I can't seem to do anything to make it turn black so I ...
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Are there keyboard shortcuts to zoom in a Google Document?

In the top left of Google Docs is the zoom amount - default is 100%. Is there a way to increase this size - aside from using the browser's zoom (ctrl and "+" or mousewheel).
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How do I remove the template chooser from Google Docs?

At the top of Google Docs, there is a big banner labeled “Template Chooser” that fills half my laptop screen with templates and encouragements to create new documents. I have more than enough ...
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How can I sum a column with a boolean secondary column

With this kind of Google Docs Spreadsheet: How can I calculate SUM(C1:C8), but without values where the corresponding D column has a 0 (so, without C1 and C3)?
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How do I open a selected folder in Google Docs in the Mac Finder?

Often when I'm browsing my google docs in Chrome, I find that I want to open the same folder in the Mac OS X Finder so that I can edit one of the native documents. Right now I'm forced to open my root ...
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Why is Google Docs inserting extra page in landscape format?

When I have my document in landscape format, it adds a blank page between printed pages. If I change it to portrait it doesn't. This just started happening a little while ago.
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Specify image size?

I have a document that has two images in it to demonstrate what I am talking about in the document. Both images needed to be shrunk from their original size, I would like them to be the same size but ...
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How can I tell if I shared a Google document with someone?

I was supposed to share a Google doc assignment with my teacher and I wrote her email address in, but I can't tell whether she can see it. I don't really want to get a missing assignment, is there a ...
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Google Doc: Cannot edit multi-paragraph selection

I find the Research mechanism built into Google Docs quite useful when researching and documenting some activity. However, there is one impediment that is wasting my energy since I have to workaround ...
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How do I attach a Google Doc to a Yahoo e-mail

I need to attach a Google Doc to a Yahoo e-mail. When I click on the attachment icon, it takes me to Google drive, but it won't attach the file. What am I doing wrong?
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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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How can I modify paragraph styles in Google Docs?

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 ...