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What's a color thin line with author name in Google Docs and how can modify it?

What is a green color thin line with my (as author) name which is in my Google doc document? How created this and how can I modify or get rid this?
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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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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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How to remove the header from a Google document once added

Once you add a header to a Google document, it offsets the top of the document even if empty, and receives click events. How can you then remove the header? I am aware that you can reduce the ...
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Google Document Date Script

I'm using a script that was posted here on Web Applications: Add Date to Google Document. I changed the way the date is formatted to this: ddMMMyyyy I wanted to have this, with the month being ...
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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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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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Why do my Google Drive's equations look bad?

For some reason when I use Google Drive's equation feature, the font that it uses for the equations is....not optimal. It looks really light and just isn't the normal math LaTeX font that I'm used to. ...
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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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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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“Trying to connect” error in Google Docs on Safari [migrated]

Beginning a few months ago, I started receiving a significant number of "Trying to connect" errors when using Google Docs in Safari. I can load the page fine, and I can even start using it, but ...
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How to hide text in Google document?

I would like to share a Google Document to other people. But, certain sections in the document are not complete, so I would like to hide them such that when they view or even edit the document, they ...
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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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Mailmerge via Google Sheets: multiline cell content

I'm trying to create a batch of email messages using data from a Google Sheets. The Sheets has these columns: name, email address, message I tried 2 google Add-ons: Yet Another Mail Merge (uses ...
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Google Docs Fixed Header

My document has several sections, each separated by a header title. Is there a way to make some text "stick" to the top of a page? For example, if I currently add a title to the top of page 2 of my ...
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Why does Google Docs still ask me for permission when people try to view my doc?

I created a doc that I want anyone with a link to see. Here are the settings I used: I gave that link to people on my site. For some reason, every week, I get emails from Google Docs saying that ...
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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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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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Downloading a Google document as an HTML page: image names

When downloading a Google document as an HTML page, the images are stored in an "images" folder with formatted names: "image00.png", "image01.png", etc. What determines the ordering of the image ...
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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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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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Google doc switch styles with hot keys

I was wondering if there was a way to set hot keys to easily switch between styles in a Google doc. Say, for example, I want to switch between a 1 inch and 2 inch right indent, but I don't want to ...
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Is there a way to have Google Docs automatically assign appropriate Heading n Style in an OUTLINE?

I'd like to be able to work in Google Docs and assign: blah blah (Heading 1) (also Heading 1) // but if I indent, it makes it Heading 2 and this becomes : blah bla a. (this is heading 2) I ...
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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 transfer documents from Google Apps to another Google Account outside of that organization?

I have a Google Apps account as part of my school, but I'm going to be graduating shortly. I want to transfer ownership of my documents to my personal Google Drive account. However, when I do so from ...
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Quantifying the difference between two revisions in a Google Document

Is there any way to quantify the difference between two revisions in a Google Document? (e.g. the number of added/removed/modified characters/words/sentences/lines between two revisions, like we can ...
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Google Spreadsheet - How to input a graphic in a Google doc and then update if I chnage it in Goolge Spredsheet

Maybe it's a dream...Google Spreadsheet <--> Google Doc In a Google Spreadsheet : I have a graphic .. (from statistic cells). I'd like to make a report in Google doc sheet: Text + import many ...
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Is there a way to create bookmarks using text? (something like Wikimedia markup)

Using Google Docs, when I click Insert > Bookmark I create a bookmark (duh!) in that place of the document, kind of a <a name="here">cursor</a>. I have a few of these bookmarks in a ...
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How to import a chart from Open Office to Google Document

I made a chart in Open Office 4.0.0 and tried to copy and paste it into a document in Google Drive. It showed the loading sign but just loads a blank image. How can I copy and paste into the Google ...
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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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Is it possible to format small-caps in Google Documents?

I have found the need to format text in small caps (with minuscule letters looking like capitals, but still maintaining their size) in Google Docs. I have looked over, under, and in the Docs option ...
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Space does not get blue underline when linkified in Google documents

I want to add a hyperlink on a string that contains a space: Why doesn't the space get underlined in blue, like it does in some other parts of Google document ?
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Conveniently export part of Google spreadsheet to HTML page

Google spreadsheet allows you to save table as HTML: The problem is that what the HTML you get is not publishable in website or coherent HTML document: I'd just like a part of the table as HTML. ...
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Can I get a URL to the latest PDF version of a document?

I have a living document that whenever I change something I download as PDF and upload to a web directory. This is a tiresome process specially when there sometimes is 6-15 changes in a day. Now ...
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Convert all headings X into headings X + 1 or heading X - 1 in Google Documents

Is a way to convert all headings X into headings X + 1 or heading X - 1 in Google Documents? E.g. I have a Google document with 100 headings 2: is there any way to convert them into headings 1 or 3 ...
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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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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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How can I stop Google Spreadsheet Now() function from auto updating?

I'm using the now() function as a shortcut to insert the current timestamp. However, the value of the time in the cell changes whenever the spreadsheet is modified. How can I stop the value in the ...
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Function to retrieve a subset of rows coming from another function in Google Sheets

I have a function in a Google Sheet that returns a handful of columns and two rows. One of those rows contains column headings, which I would like to remove. Is there any way to wrap this function ...
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How to save temporary variables in Google Spreadsheet formula?

I'm trying to create a formula in Google Spreadsheet which looks like this: if (x < 0, x + 1, x) It means if x is smaller than 0, return x + 1, else return x. However, x itself is an ...
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Given a Google document ID, is it possible to see other publicly shared documents from the same account?

If I have some document IDs from a user that publicly shared them, I would like to see the other documents shared by that user. Is this possible?
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Track changes in read only shared Google Docs

I have shared a spreadsheet, anyone having the link can see it. Since it is a spreadsheet I update daily, I want to facilitate the others recognizing the last changes. However, revision history is ...
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How to view SVG files in Google Docs

I have uploaded a SVG file to Google Docs. When I try to view it by double clicking on the file in my Drive account, I get this view: Why? I thought that SVG files would be pretty ubiquitously ...
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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 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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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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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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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 use different Google account for selected services?

I have account A of Google for work stuff and account B for registering other accounts (which hides my identity). I would like to log in to Google Drive, Gmail and Blogger with account A and other ...
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How to edit existing .docx in Google Docs without losing columns

I have an existing .docx file in Google Drive that is formatted with columns (not a table with columns, but just multiple page columns). When I open it in a Google Docs editor, the columns disappear ...