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What happens to documents saved locally when they are deleted or unshared remotely

I am looking everywhere to understand how it works. Basically, I have some files I do not want to share anymore with some coworkers. I have revoked the permissions on Google Drive web interface. Now ...
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How to automatically open a created text document after it being created

I've used this script to create a Google Document (like word document) with Google Spreadsheet. But, when I do so, the new text document created from a template is placed in the default chosen folder. ...
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How to make a simple two column data chart in google spreadsheet? (simple case but doesn't seem to work)

I have a column with dates and a column with an amount of money. I just want to make the simplest chart possible, a line chart that shows money as a function of time, so I can see in what dates I tend ...
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How can I take the HTML/data from a Google Document and restyle it with CSS?

I have a list in a Google Document that I would like to restlye with CSS. Unfortunately Google Docs no longer allows using CSS/HTML styling within the app itself. What would I need to do to get ...
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How do you search only a single folder in Google Docs?

I want to search for files created after a certain date in one particular folder. I"ve got the date part working right but not the "one folder" part. I've tried using in: and also "AND " but it ...
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Save Web Pages to Google Docs

This article explains how to save a web page directly to google docs. I basically need this to save a copy of a webpage and annotate. But the dependency, something called gDocsBar doesn't exist ...
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Spacing between the top of the page and the start of the content

I have a drawing within the header of my document. I've set all of the margins to 0" and I've tried to add the drawing: However despite any movement of the drawing, removal of line spacing, etc. I ...
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Margins that differ for the Headers and Footers from the body of the document

Is there away, inside of Google Documents, of creating a header/footer that has no margins, but to give the body a set of margins? I've set the margins to be 0 for placing a drawing in the header, but ...
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How do you search Google Docs by date?

I often need to search for documents by date (created or last modified) in Google Docs. For example, forgetting where I put it (and the name/content), so needing to search all my Google Docs for files ...
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Using Macros in Google Documents - is it possible?

I want to be able to have some macros, while writing in a Google Document. The idea is to replace the Quick Parts in Word - so I can have the same functionality in a Google Document. Any ideas?
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How to import somebody else document from GD to my Google Drive?

I have a link to somebody else GD document. I would like to copy/import it to my GD so for example, if that person deletes the file I would have a "local" copy. I can copy&paste entire document, ...
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How to reset a Google document sharing link

I have set the sharing permission for a file in Google Drive to Anyone who has the link can view. However, while I still want to be able to share this file, I want to generate a new link and revoke ...
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A Google document that automatically integrates content from lots of other Google documents

I have shared several Google documents with particular users and each updates his document on a regular basis. I would like to have a Google document that pulls all the content from these individual ...
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Forcing Google document update

I have shared a doc and its public presentation is not quite the same what I see in the editor. Some equations fail in the public viewer and I need to tune them. This means a lot of edit and view ...
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What file format or coding standard is a Google Document in?

So if Microsoft Word uses .docx (formerly .doc), what 'format' is a Google document in? How does it all work? Does it just use the HTML standard to make up the document on the page you're working on? ...
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How do I add watermark/background image in Google Docs? [duplicate]

How can I add a watermark or a background image in Google Docs?
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Where are other important fonts in google docs font list?

I can see that there is not Tahoma font in the document that I am currently working on. How should add it, please?
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Google Docs and international (Khmer) font support

I am glad that Google Docs at least recognizes and displays Khmer text now. Before, the script wouldn't appear at all. However, is there a way to select international fonts, like Khmer, so that Google ...
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How to change the default styling of hyperlinks in Google Docs [duplicate]

I am working on converting my business's default Word templates to Google Docs. I have figured out how to change almost everything to look exactly the same as in Word except for being able to set the ...
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What manual style settings can I use for block quotes in Google Drive (gdocs)?

I know that Google Drive no longer has a standard block quote style in its built in menu. What manual styles can one apply that would convey that what's being read is a block quote? Changing to a ...
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Can I use other font weights in Google Documents?

How can I use other font weights (such as Book 300 for Open Sans) in my documents? Adding Open Sans only allows me to use Normal 400, for example.
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How to upload a file into Google Docs, given a URL

I want to edit a web document that I see open in my browser. What can I do? I have discovered that I can use the viewer, like this: ...
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How to change the default style of text links in Google Docs

I want to format the default style for text links—currently the color is blue & are underlined. Is this possible? And if yes, how can I do it?
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How to view the parent folder of a Google Document?

Often I have the direct link to a Google Document (mine or an organizational shared one) and want to find documents that are stored within the same folder. To do so, I would need to determine the ...
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How can I add even more bullet list levels?

I have a very long bullet list with a lot of depth to the point that it gets very close to the far right of the page. Then I can no longer add any more bullets to the right. I tried to increase the ...
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How can I share the entire contents from one Google Drive account as a folder in another user's Google Drive?

For example, I have a Google Drive account for my business and a Google Drive account for myself. Some of the folders in both accounts have the same names (e.g., accounts, pics, documents etc.), ...
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How does Google Drive handle a name conflict when you copy or move a file?

If I is the web interface in Google Docs to copy MyFile.txt into a G Folder that already has MyFile.txt what happens in these scenarios? The file contents are the same The file contents are ...
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How to remove automatic negative indent from Google Documents?

When I write a paragraph in Google Documents, they get a very distinctive negative indent on the first line. I don't want that. I want my paragraphs to have no indent at all. How do I get that? Here ...
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Limitation of participants Google docs

I would like to create a registration form for a serie of lectures participants could sign up for. However, depending on the lectures, there is a different limitation of numbers of participants that ...
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Changing ownership of Google Documents

The rules around transferring ownership of a Google Document to another user appear to have recently changed, so I'd like some clear answers around what is and isn't possible. My testing indicates ...
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private templates in google drive

In google drive you can right click on a document and hit "submit to template gallery" when you go through to there you can submit your template, but that makes it public on the web so any one can ...
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Google Docs: table of contents & exporting as PDF

I have a google document in which I used the built-in "generate table of contents" function to add a table of contents. It works perfectly in the browser/online. But my problem came after I exported ...
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Can I prevent Google from tracking which links I follow in downloaded PDFs?

I want to create a PDF document using Google Docs/Drive that includes links, but without Google tracking clicks on those links. Downloading a Google Drive document (File > Download as) in any other ...
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Google spreadsheet revision history — too much detail

For word processing, Google Docs revision history is great. However, for some of my spreadsheets, something isn't working right: Revisions are not grouped together, multiple for each minute. "Show ...
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How to disable highlighting commented text in Google Docs?

Any time you add a comment in Google Docs (Google Drive), the text selected becomes highlighted: If you don't select any text, you either will not be able to leave a comment or the nearest word ...
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Opening .XLXS file in Google Docs

I can't seem to figure it out. I thought Google Docs supported all the doc file extensions... Was I wrong? In any case, how can I convert it to an extension Google Docs support? Without downloading ...
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How to add structured numbered outlines in Google Docs?

I'm new to using Google Docs as a word processor so maybe I'm missing something simple. I tried importing a word doc into Google Docs and it lost a lot of formatting. It turned my structured outline ...
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How can I merge horizontally three cells in google docs? [duplicate]

I want merge (remove the separation lines between them) three cells horizontally in google doc.
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Google drive: how to recover shared with me files? [duplicate]

I accidently deleted files from a folder that is shared with me. I can't find these files in the Trash. Is there a way to recover them?
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Submitting bugs and enhancement requests to Google Documents webapp

Question Does Google provide a public bug tracking system, issue tracking system, or enhancement tracking system (similar to, say, Bugzilla) into which their users could submit reports to actual ...
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Can I install custom fonts in Google Docs

I want to know if I can use my custom fonts in Google Docs or any other Google Drive products.
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Keep indentation in Google Docs

In Google Docs, is it possible to preserve the indentation depth of text that is being typed (so that tab characters won't need to be typed repetitively at every line)? I'm trying to create a list ...
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In copy/paste, Google Docs says “These actions are unavailable via the Edit menu, but you can still use Ctrl C” etc?

When selecting copy/paste from the right-click menu, why does Google Docs pop up a dialog to say "Copying and Pasting in Google Docs", with the message "These actions are unavailable via the Edit ...
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How do I mail merge from Google Spreadsheet to a Google Document?

With Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word, it is easy to merge rows from a spreadsheet into pages in a Word file. This was traditionally used to make paper mailings. How can I do the same with Google ...
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How do I create pull quotes in Google Docs?

Can I install an app to make pull quotes in Google Drive? Or can I somehow create them using clever tricks?
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Is Google Docs' Revision History a stable long-term audit trail?

Are all our changes logged, safe, saved, secure and downloadable? Has Google Docs committed to it all being seeable, shareable, protected and preserved? Remembering what was said is important. I ...
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Change background color of single page in Google Document

I would like to know how to change the background color of single a page in a Google Document. I want to make the Cover Page attractive.
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How do I convert a Microsoft Word document to Google Docs format without having to download and reupload again?

I currently have several Microsoft Word documents that are sitting on my Google Drive and was uploaded over the past few months. I understand that it is possible to convert Microsoft Word documents to ...
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How can I create a online collaborative document where I only allow certain users to edit certain sections?

So I want to create a online document that can be shared with many different users but I only want those users to be able to edit and view certain sections. The hard part is I want it all to feed one ...
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How to center a table in Google Docs?

Centering data within a table cell or cells in Google Docs is straightforward and easy (highlight and center). But how to center an entire table? This should be easy, but it isn't. I can't for the ...