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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 ...
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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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Google Drive PC synchronization for a Word document

I have a shared MS Word document on Google Drive, say mydoc.docx, and I am collaborating with some others on this document. Someone updated it using the Google Drive Web rather than MS Word, and the ...
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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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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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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: