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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 to set tab to generate 4 spaces every time it's pressed in Google Docs?

Is it possible to set the default tab to four spaces in Google Docs? I'm gonna take an interview with Google and supposed to code in Docs, but the tab is much more than the usual 4 spaces, which makes ...
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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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Google Docs Chrome extension - what does it do / why does it exist?

In some Chrome instances, several extensions (apps?) called Google Docs, Google Sheets, etc. are installed (I've seen various subsets of these across different Chrome instances). What are these for / ...
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Top Margin for Header and Footer Placement

How do you change the top and bottom margins for a document and then for headers and footers?
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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 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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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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Table of content change left-to-right aligment when refresh it

In my Google Document, whenever I refresh the table of content that is in the beginning of my document, it also changes the alignment of the table from left-to-right to right-to-left. I have to change ...
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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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Google Document 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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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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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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Update link text after heading has changed in Google Docs

In my document I've added several links that point to headings within the document as internal references. However, when these headings change, I need to also update the link text. Is there an ...
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Key to “Find Next” in Google Docs

When I press Ctrl+f on google docs, it lets me search the first occurrence of the string I enter, and it informs me about how many appearances of the string there are. But What key(s) can I use to ...
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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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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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Sharing a Google Document with multiple email addresses and preventing recipients from seeing the list of email addresses

Is there any way to share a Google Document with multiple email addresses in such a way that recipients cannot see the list of email addresses I shared the document with? By default upon sharing the ...
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Can I see how many times my Google doc has been viewed?

I've recently posted a Google Document on a forum and I'd like to know how many people saw and when. I could see how people were opening and closing the doc live, with those user icons popping up next ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...