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Gdoc: add image from drive with autoupdate

I have several images in a Google Drive folder. I have added them to a Google Document I'm working on (via Google Drive option). I often have to modify the images (keeping the same titles and path). ...
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Insert text box in a Google Docs document

I am trying to make something like this text box that has a colored background (gray around my code in this example) in Google Docs. I would like to put some gray box around my code without any ...
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Perform basic maths on contents of Google Document (not spreadsheet)

In Microsoft Word, it is possible to use very simple formula e.g. =SUM(ABOVE) to display the total of a column or =SUM(LEFT) etc. Is it possible to do something similar in Google Docs? Obviously this ...
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Creating a separate doc from comments in a Google Docs

I'm working on a document with multiple sections which is bound to have loads of comments from various people. I would like to dynamically aggregate all comments on a particular section below that ...
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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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Hold position relative to content in a rapidly changing Google Docs document with many editors

I'm trying to edit a big Google Doc with many editors all typing at once. When people above me type and add or remove text, the document reflows, and the part I am trying to edit moves from page to ...
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How to get rid of special " and ' characters in Google Docs

Sometimes I want to type up tests into Google Docs and share with colleagues. But I find myself having to send these texts as .txt files later, after replacing these fancy " and ' characters. I want ...
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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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Automatic image numbering in Google Documents

I have a Google Document in which I insert several images. Underneath each images, there is this a caption: Image 7: some description. I'd like the image number to increment automatically on the ...
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General bookmark for url link for Google docs

I understand that you can insert a bookmark into Google docs and link to it with the url. Also if you have headings inside the document, each heading has it's own url. My question is: is there a ...
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Can I sort a table of content in a Google Drive Document

I would very much like to be able to sort a generated TOC in a Google Document. The table of content is generated on heading basis.
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Google Drive: Files were converted to Google Document type. How can I convert them back to their original type?

Some JPG files that are stored in my Google Drive account were converted to Google Documents (.gdoc). How can I convert them back to JPG? The same happened to some HTML files. I can see them online ...
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Google docs get PDF without page breaks

Is there a way to make Google docs put all content in a PDF without splitting it into pages? I understand that sticking to a certain page size is important for printing, but for the PDF I'm making it'...
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Exiting 'Print Layout' when viewing a read-only Google Doc

I'm creating some instructional material and sharing it with coworkers via Google Docs. I have Ownership and Edit rights on these documents while my co-workers have Read access. The document is ...
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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 export text from Google Doc as HTML?

I have body of text in a Google Doc containing a large number of links. I need to get the text – and all the links – into my client's CMS. Unfortunately, it seems Google Docs no longer allows users ...
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Make a copy of a Google Document with all the original comments

When you go to File > Make a copy in Google Drive it opens up a popup where you can rename the new copy. There is a piece of small print below that says comments will not be copied to the new ...
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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 do you move to a right tab in a column of a table within a Google document?

I wish to type a price list in a table on a Google document. I highlight the column, set a right tab on the ruler to align the amounts of money in the column, but cannot find how to move the figures ...
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Increase fraction size in Google Docs equation

Fractions in Google Docs equations are too small to read: How can I write normal-sized fraction?
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Is there a way to get the summary section from a form into a Google Doc

I've got a survey using Google Forms and it has useful graphs in it's summary section (under responses). How can I get these graphs into a Google Doc? I tried downloading the CSV file and recreating ...
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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: How to change the color of bullets in bulleted lists?

Is there a way to make a "sticky" change to the color of the bullet used in bulleted lists? I would like to have a bullet color that is different from the text color, and that persists – at least for ...
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Multiple references to the same footnote in a Google doc

How do I add multiple references to the same footnote in Google Docs? When adding footnotes the usual way (selecting Insert > Footnote in the menu), a new footnote is created every time. But if I ...
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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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How to make links in Google sheets comments clickable

In markdown you can make a link clickable using a certain syntax (you have GUI options that automated that or you can follow the syntax). This is great as it hides the ugliness of long urls behind a ...
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Vimium for Google Docs

I like to use Vimium all the time, but I'm having some difficulty understanding how to use it for Google Docs. In Google Docs, I can't seem to stop the cursor from blinking (i.e. it's as though I'm ...
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How to embed an image inside a Google Document comment?

I add comments all the time to Google Documents, however i would like to embed images inside Google Document comments (similar to how you can add images to facebook comments). Is this possible and if ...
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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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Is there a way to work on a Google Drive doc offline?

I'm going to be in an area with shotty internet connection. I would like to be working on a Google Drive doc but know it usually doesn't let you edit if it's not connected to the internet. Is there a ...
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Images don't load in docs

I'm uploading some images as draws in order to be able to add tex. I added the word 'Buck' to the images, all seems to be fine. But when I save the draw this is what I got in the document: ...
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How can I get code syntax highlighting in Google Docs?

Is there way to switch on syntax highlighting in Google Docs? Personally I use it for editing and collaborating on C++ files, but PHP or SQL syntax highlighting also would be interesting.
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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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How to format table of contents automatically in Google Docs

I know I can create table of contents (TOC) based on the Header titles in the body of the page. This is great as every time I add a new header, I just click on the refresh button on the TOC and the ...
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Replace whitespace with tabs at the beginning of paragraph only

I am using Google Docs to edit digitalized documents. Those documents end up with whitespace at the beginning of every paragraph, which I have to replace with tabs so they do not take up space at a ...
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Embed Google Spreadsheet in Google Document

Is it possible to embed a Google Spreadsheet into a Google Document à la Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word? How about a chart from a Spreadsheet?
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How can I embed a chart from a Google Spreadsheet in a Google Doc?

I would like to embed the chart from a Google Docs spreadsheet into a Google Docs Document, so changes to the original will be reflected in the embedded version. I found a way to embed a static image ...
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Can the document author restrict which parts of a document can be edited?

I thought I read that the author could limit sections/areas of a Google Doc from being edited by others? Maybe I was dreaming?
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How to use dot as splitter in currency format with Russian locale

I want to write currency in the format: ₽ 3 812.23 But if I select Russia as region in the table settings and format the string ₽ 0.00 result formatted number like ₽ 3 812,23 with a comma, ...
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Entire document “jumping” when someone presses Enter

When someone edits a document above me, the document jumps down when they paste something big or press Enter. Is there some way to prevent this?
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How to add an automatic “last edited” timestamp to Google Docs?

Is there a way to insert an automatic "last edited" timestamp in the footer of a Google Document? I would like to make sure that time stamp is on the document when I print. I figure out how to enter ...
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Automatic date in Google Docs

Is there a way in Google Docs to automatically update the date in a header of the page, so that whenever I print the document it will have today's date?
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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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How to find all Google Docs (or Sheets) with comments?

In Google Docs/Sheets, when making a copy of a file, the comments don't get copied over. There is a plugin (Copy Comments) that makes a copy-with-comments for Docs, but it's one document at a time, ...
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How to embed Google Sheet into Google Document and keep the Google Sheet format

How do I embed a Google Sheet into a google document and keep the Google Sheet format in the document? I have got this far with the script but it's not working function updateData() { var ssUrl = '...
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Change the text highlighted by a comment in Google docs

I've been working with a google document, and I have got a comment that references some text: I then go to copy-and-paste that text somewhere else in my document: Annoyingly, the comment I made ...
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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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How to extend word underline to end of line with Google Docs

I am trying to create a header where the underline completely extends horizontally to the end of the document, but I cannot find out how to do this.
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Gmail & Google Docs: Paste just the text, not the formatting (Firefox, Safari)

When I use Gmail and Google Docs (With Firefox 3.6.6), I often cut text from another HTML or PDF document. When I paste this text into the document body, Gmail and Google doc will paste the text and ...
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How to customize the toolbar in Google Docs?

Is it still impossible to customize the toolbar with extra buttons? Specifically, I'd like to add the strikethrough one (especially with how horrendous the keystroke for it is), but a general solution ...