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Create help pop-up in Google Document using Google Apps Script

I am trying to create a Google Document that has complex questions we ask clients. I want to add a link at the end of each question that will launch a pop-up for additional information. I currently ...
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How can I link to revision history on Google Docs?

When I load revision history in Google Docs, it does not change the URL. Is it possible to link to a history entry in Google Docs?
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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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Pasting with colours and formatting Google Document

I've copied some sample code from Visual Studio 2013 (in Microsoft Windows 8). I'm doing ctrl + v to paste into an online Google Document. The paste loses all the formatting and text. Is there anyway ...
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Google Docs - Can I get a permalink for a comment?

I will probably just go ahead and tag people in my comment (Request for somebody to comment on a section of a Google Docs document?) for now, but I was hoping there would be a better way to do this. ...
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How to add multiple images in Google Docs document?

Using basic Insert->Image menu option one can only add/select/upload images one by one. That can take lot of time especially if you want to add a lot. In MS Word for example this option is present ...
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How do you join two tables together in Google Drive?

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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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 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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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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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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mailto: link with multiple recipients in a Google Docs Document

I'd like to create a hyperlink in my Google Document that will pop up the "new email" dialog of Outlook and populate the TO: line with multiple recipients. If this were a regular HTML page or a ...
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How do I make a colored background section like the code section on StackExchange?

I'm looking for a way to create text paragraphs formatted similarly to the way StackExchange sites format code sections: Example section with background color different from main text's. ...
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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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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 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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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 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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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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How do I merge columns but preserve data Google spreadsheets

Column A is a list of every day from 1/1-12/31, Column B is a list of specific dates within the range of column A. Columns C-N are events that took place on the corresponding date in column B. How can ...
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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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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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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 Spreadsheet SUMIF Using Two Criteria

I've read through the forums but found nothing that solves my problem. My apologies if the answer is here somewhere and I've missed it. I have a Google spreadsheet with multiple pages, each tracking ...
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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 to highlight in a Google document?

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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Why do the fonts in my Google Doc look bad in “published” mode

Here's what my document looks like in Google Docs: When I publish it to the web, this is what it looks like: What's going on? Why is the bold replaced with this thin, slightly blurry text? (The ...
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How to link from one Google Document to another

In Google Drive I have two documents, let's call them A and B. How do I make some sort of link inside document A so that it can be clicked on and the user is taken to document B?
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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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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 ...
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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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Edit Google Document Anonymously on Tablet or Mobile

I have setup a Google Document to be editable by anyone with the link. Anonymous edits to this document works as expected on my desktop but when I try to access the edit link from any mobile device, ...
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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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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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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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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. ...