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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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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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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 ...
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How do you join two tables together in Google Docs?

It used to be that you could edit HTML and join your tables. I have about a hundred dynamic documents with tables that need to be joined and split routinely. Each of these tables has seven columns and ...
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Google Document “shrunk” while editing

I was editing a Google Document and I hit something on my keyboard that made all of the text really small and the document also shrunk. How do I fix this?
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Change paragraph spacing

I would like to change the amount of space that is added when I do Format → Line spacing → Add space before paragraph. It is possible to change this in Microsoft Word. Is there a way to do this in ...
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How to move a column in Google Documents?

I know how to do this in Google Spreadsheets, but it seems there's no data moving support for tables in Google Documents at all. (I can't even select in columns) Does anyone know how to do it?
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Spell checker for Google Docs for languages other than English

Recently I became a huge fan of Google Docs despite all the deficiencies. But there's one thing that really repels me from writing anything in language other than English, namely poor spell checker. ...
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How to hide page number on first page?

I have setup a document with page numbers within the footnote. Now I want to hide the number for the first page as it is the document's cover sheet.
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Bring data from Google Spreadsheet to Google Documents

Is there anyway to read the data from a Google Spreadsheet (which I owh) to another Google Document, something like specifying a data source in MS Word?
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How do I add new styles to Google docs?

Google docs has a nice set of styles such as normal text and header 1. How do I add my own? I want to add a style called "code" for text that is programming code.
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Can I get header numbering in Google Docs?

Is there a way to automatically number headings in Google Docs? It used to be possible with CSS but this feature isn't supported anymore in the new Google Docs version.
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Is it possible to link a cell in Google Spreadsheets to a Google text document? (not spreadsheets)

I learned here on Web Applications how to link a cell in Google Spreadsheet to a cell in another Google Spreadsheet: How do I link a cell in Google Spreadsheets to a cell in another document? Is ...
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How to embed pictures from Google Docs in new interface?

Previously it was possible to get rendered bitmap URL from Google doc picture. But now they created a new degraded interface where I can't find such an option. I can only "share" image, but I want to ...
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Where did the Google Sets feature go? [closed]

Where did Google Sets go? I can't find it. Did it move to another Google app or within one of the options inside Google Docs?
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Google Docs, make a single page landscape

I have a really large table and I need to add it to a portrait document. Is there any way to make a single page landscape in Google Docs? In word you could add a "Section break" and do that. I hope ...
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Why does Google document lock itself?

I use Ubuntu 11. When I open or create a Google document (.doc), I can't edit it but after a while I can. When I open it, it's "locked" and the keystrokes don't react. Anyone else seen this strange ...
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Can I make columns in a Google document?

I am using Google Docs and have a document file. I would like to add columns within this, and was wondering if that is possible. I can't find how to do it internally.
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How do you move a row in a Google Document table?

How do you move rows in a Google Document table? The obvious thing - selecting the entire row, cut, paste - does something very strange (inserts the row as a single cell with a nested table ...
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Why do unwanted changes occur when uploading Word doc to Google Docs?

I'm uploading a Word document to Google Docs. However, when I upload it, all the text boxes that have been carefully positioned in the Word doc all mash up to the top. Is there any reason for this? ...
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Block quote and folding in Google Docs

Block Quote: In the old version of GoogleDocs there was an option to block quote paragraph, which would create a nice dotted box for the paragraph and make it like a section in a very big doc. Did ...
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Always a blank line above where I insert a table?

In Google Docs, when I insert a table, there seem to be always a blank line above the table. See the screenshot below. How do I prevent that?
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Editing the Latex source of equations in Google Docs

I noticed that Google Docs now allows putting equations in documents. Is there any way to view/edit the Latex source for these equations?
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Merging cells in Google Documents

Is it really not possible to merge cells with Google Docs Document? I have a table like this: ------------- | A | B | C | ------------- | D | E | ------------- Is this possible with Google ...
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Reduce font size in Google Documents

I created a document with Google Docs. Now I want to reduce the fontsize by 1pt. There are several fontsizes in the documents, so I can't just apply a different size to the whole document. In MS ...
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How to change measuring units in Google Docs?

In a Google Docs document, I would like to be able to specify the page margins (File → Page Setup) in millimeters instead of inches. Is it possible to switch between imperial and metric units?
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Can I print the Print Date or Save Date in Google Documents?

I've created a word processing document that will be used by many people (a style sheet for writers), and will also be updated periodically. I suspect that well have some who print the document out ...
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Save a link to create new document in Google Docs

Is it possible to bookmark a link that, when chosen, will automatically open up new document (a word processing document in this case) in Google Documents even if I don't have GD open at the time? ...
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How can I make URLs automatically hyperlinked on a web-published Google Doc?

When I publish google docs to the web like this one: https://docs.google.com/View?id=dc7gj86r_22pv9qqffp I can manually turn a URL into a hyperlink as I did on the first two, but how can I make ...
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A faster way to access Strikethrough on Google Docs

I use a document on Google Docs as a simple to do list. I hate it that I have to access the Strikethrough command via a menu. Is there a hidden keystroke to toggle Strikethrough or perhaps a way ...