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Can Google Docs filter docs shared with me into folders?

So I'm a teacher and I want documents that students share with me (that will always include something like "Block 1--M. Smith--Research Paper") to be filtered into a Block 1 folder. Anyone knows if ...
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Insert today’s date into a Google Document?

Is there a way to insert today’s date into a Google Document? I've looked under insert > ...? but couldn't find anything. Can this be done via an inbuilt function or a custom script?
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Google Docs - missing add-ons option

I would like to ask you if you know why I can't see Add-ons option in menu bar in Google Docs. I already looked at my Google Apps settings and yes, it is enabled. Even if it weren't, there still ...
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How to highlight selected text

Did Google for some reason remove the feature to highlight selected text in a document? How can it be done now?
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Update a piece of text to the last time Google Doc was update

I was wondering, is there a way to update a piece of text on the first page with the date and time of the last time the doc was edited?
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How can I share common formatting between Google Documents?

I have a folder of about 20 Lesson Plans in Google Documents. Although I used an initial template with a bunch of custom formatting for Heading 1, Heading 2, etc. I now want to tweak the styles. Is ...
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How to have charts include added rows in google docs

The problem is, it it's modifying my range selection. In the chart I select ranges Sheet2!A:A, Sheet2!B:B, but after clicking ok, and going back into the chart, it modified my range selection to ...
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How to make a bookmarklet link on google docs

I currently maintain a frequently viewed google docs. I would like to add a bookmarklet link that is drag-n-droppable on the document. Currently, the document's link checker refuses to make it a ...
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How do I message Google Document collaborators?

When I'm collaborating with others on a single document I'd like to be able to send them messages as I would in a chat client but without switching between windows. I can't see a way to do this from ...
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Using different headers and footer in the same Google Document

I've got a Google Document and it has 1 header throughout. On a couple of the pages I want to use a different header and footer. For instance : pages 1-14 I want Header + Footer A pages 15-20 I ...
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Can I convert a MS Word document to a Google Document format using GAS?

I know how to convert a Microsoft Word document to Google Documents format manually (right click, open with Google Drive). But is there any way to do this using Google Apps Script? I have looked ...
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Place cell data from a Google Spreadsheet into a Google Document

I'm trying to populate an invoice. I have a Google Spreadsheet that calculates hours per project, and I want to bring that into a Google Document, but despite much searching, have found no way to do ...
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Auto-colour prefixed lines

I'm wondering if there's any way to have "line starting with x" to be automatically coloured differently? I can only assume this is done with a script, but I have no idea how to make it work! Any ...
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Google Drive: Pasting Spreadsheet Into Doc Woe's

I'm trying to paste a few cells from my spreadsheet into my document. The problem is that the spreadsheet never fits correctly into the document, even though all the cells are smaller than the space ...
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How to get Google Docs to auto-substitute an equation?

In Google Docs preferences it lets you set up a table of shortcuts in the form of substitutions. For example if you type (c) it will automatically replace it with the copyright symbol ©. Google Docs ...
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Automatically create a calendar document using Google Drive and Google Apps Script

I have a question regarding Google Docs and Google Apps Script. Is it possible to use Google Apps Script to 'automatically' create a calendar document in Google Drive with the following document ...
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Editing LibreOffice .odt in Google Docs?

Is there any way to edit an .odt file directly in Google Docs which was created with LibreOffice Writer and uploaded to Google Drive whilst preserving the ODT format and not converting it to Google ...
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Tagging a Google docs revision

Is it possible to "tag" a Google doc revision? Similar to tagging a revision in a source control system. I'd like to continue working on a document, however I'd like to log which revision of the ...
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Nested tables in Google Docs

Since there is no option to merge table cells in Google docs, creating a new table inside a cell could be a possible work around for this. When I insert a table inside a table cell, blank lines are ...
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Math cases on Google Drive

How can I write math equations with multiple cases on Google Drive. I can't get the code below to work. This is how I would create it in LaTeX. \begin{cases} 0 & n = 0\\ 1 ...
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Creating a document (e.g,, MS Word) attachment in Gmail from a spreadsheet script

I've created a document file in the spreadsheet script. What I want to do is, from the script, create an email message with the document file (NOT a PDF) as a Gmail attachment. I spent about 2 days ...
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How can I change the font in Google Docs just with keyboards shortcuts?

Question I have Google Docs open in the Google Chrome browser on a Mac. Now I select a piece of text and want to change it's font just with keyboard shortcuts -- without using the mouse. Example ...
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How to apply formulas, validation to newly added row (using add more rows at the bottom not using insert)?

I have formulas and validation in columns D, E, L, M and N. I want these formulas and validation to be automatic whenever I add rows using the option "Add more rows at the bottom". Not using insert ...
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Requiring users to sign in to edit a document on Google Drive

I have a document shared publicly (anyone with the link can edit). Is there a way of requesting signing-in in order to make any edits? I think I've seen a doc shared this way, but I don't have such ...
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Sorting a list with points in Google Docs

In Google Docs, how would I go about sorting a list of chapter numbers (for example) with points in between, e.g. 1.1, 1.21, 1.3 in the right way so that 1.21 follows 1.3?
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What does the last part of a Google Drive read-only file URL mean?

I have a Google drive URL that is https://docs.google.com/file/d/0AwlAqojdgwiCNW5ZcnZYSXB0eW8/image?pagenumber=1&w=800 Can someone please explain what the part ...
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Mass importing documents into Google Doc

I'm looking for a way to import a lot of documents to Google Docs (not just uploading to drive). Is there some way to do this?
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Is it possible to Export Google Doc Default Styles?

I have customized my default styles to my liking. Got my fonts set, sizes, etc. I'd like to export them so I can give it to other people in my company -or- use it for a different google account of ...
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Generating charts from Google Form Data via Google Spreadsheets

I have two colums that are generated from a google form: I would like to create two pie charts, one for City A and one for City B, showing the percentages of male and females from those cities. I ...
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Find out the folder path of the current doc in Google Docs [duplicate]

I am able to search a file and open it. But I am not able to locate the folder which has this file. There is not Properties in the File menu.
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How do I create background image in Google docs

How do I create an image behind text in Google docs (the text editor part)?
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In Google Docs, is it possible to view the code that runs when you click on an action?

In Google Docs, you can click on the menu items and then choose an action. For example, you can click on the "Format" menu item, then click "Align" > "Left" to align text left. Is there a way to see ...
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Combined table of contents from several documents

Is there a way to create a document that would contain all tables of contents from other selected documents? I'd like to have a list of headings in alphabetical order for easy overview of a project.
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How do I search for Google Docs by filename (or better, pattern matching filename)?

A sync bug in Google Drive has caused it to treat all my local files as duplicates. So I ended up with a bunch of extra: filename(1)* I'd like to search for all of those on my google drive (via the ...
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How do I add a caption to an image in Google Documents?

When inserting an image into a Google Document, text can be made to wrap around the image by clicking on it and choosing the "Wrap Text" option. How can I also add a caption to the image, with text ...
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How do you left-align and right-align items on the same line in a Google Document?

I want to have something written in the top-left corner and top-right corners of my document. So I want some text aligned to the right, some to the left, at the same height. I could do it with ...
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How to add custom paragraph styles for Google Drive text documents

Currently, in Google Drive when editing a text document, there are 6 styles available: Normal text Title Subtitle Heading 1 Heading 2 Heading 3 These are not nearly enough for my style of writing. ...
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Is it possible to insert text from a Google spreadsheet into a text box in a Google document?

I need to insert text into a template that contains multiple text boxes in a variety of orientations. I can do that by inserting a text box from Google Drawing into a Google doc and formatting it to ...
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Google docs - remove document opened in editor

I can remove or open the files when they are listed in google drive. However, I am not sure that this is the file that I want to remove. I, therefore open it in document editor. Now, I see that I ...
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Refer to numbered item in Google Document

Is there a way to refer (dynamically) to a numbered item in a Google Doc? For example, say I have a list: Item one Item two Item three and I wish to refer to item 2. in a normal paragraph, but in ...
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Prevent people from downloading / copying / making a copy of data in Google doc

Is there a way to share a Google Document in view-only mode with someone but prevent them from downloading it, copying and pasting the data, printing it, or going to File > Make a copy? I ...
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Google docs to bring styles back to toolbar

Today that I wanted to write a new document in Google docs, I saw there seems to be no way to bring back the Styles in the top toolbar and the only way was using the menu Format -> Paragraph ...
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How to get inserted HTML to render in Google Docs?

I found this question, which seems to suggest I can just paste in my HTML, but when I try that it just looks like HTML, it does not render. Below is what I am pasting in: <pre ...
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Exporting PDF from Google Drive doc - File name loses all spaces

We use Google Drive to create documents, and when we publish / release them we export them as a .pdf by using the inbuilt File > Download as > PDF Document (pdf). But when we get the PDF file ...
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Show data from one sheet on another if date is today

I have a list of people responsible for data verification that are changing every day. The schedule is on one sheet. And data verification is on another. What I need is to show only responsible ...
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Google Docs: zooming in result in horizontal scroll bar

I need to have two windows with a document in Google Drive open side-by-side on a laptop, with whole text column visible at larger-than-default zoom. The problem is horizontal scroll bar appearing on ...
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Placeholders in Google Docs. Possible?

Just that. Is there any way to use Placeholders in Google Docs? My {NAME} ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo ligula eget dolor. Aenean massa. Cum sociis natoque ...
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Set text style to the top of Google Docs page

In Microsoft Word you can set a style to be placed at the top of the next page. Can I do the same with Google Docs? Let say you have this text and the titles style are set to be at the top of the ...
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Copy and Paste Cell Contents Once a Week

As per the title, I want to "move" the contents of a cell one column to the right once a week, specifically Sunday at 11pm Must I use a script for that?
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Embed Draw.io drawing in a Google Doc

Is there any way to do this, apart from exporting to png or some other format and then importing into Google Doc?