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How do I fix copy/paste in Google Documents?

At the beginning of this week, I noticed that I can no longer properly copy and paste into or out of a Google Document. I find that if I highlight more than one paragraph and press Edit / Copy or ctrl ...
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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 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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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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Google Docs Insert Special Characters show as boxes

Is there a font set or a Chrome update required in order for Google Docs to show ALL of the special characters options available? It seems strange that within a Google document, using Google's ...
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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 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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What file format or coding standard is a Google Document in?

So if Microsoft Word uses .docx (formerly .doc), what 'format' is a Google document in? How does it all work? Does it just use the HTML standard to make up the document on the page you're working on? ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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Hide sections, pages or text boxes in a Google Drive Document [duplicate]

In a previous post a second question was ignored and there were no answers given. Folding: In Lotus Notes there was this nice option of folding. You get a small triangle that you can use for ...
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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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How do I eliminate extra line breaks in a google spreadsheet cell?

I have a google doc in which some cells have multiple carriage returns. I would like to eliminate all the extras, so that 4 carriage returns shrinks down to just one. This question is similar to How ...
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Computing the percent of authorship in a Google document?

I have a Google document where 4 people contributed. Is there any way to get a sense of how much each of them committed, like TortoiseSVN does for SVN repositories?
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How do I remove a misspelling I accidentally added to spell checker in Google Documents?

I misspelled a word and accidentally added it to the spell checker dictionary in Google Documents. How can I remove it? When I google the problem I see many results and questions from 2010 and 2011, ...
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Is there a way to display Excel results online using Google Docs?

I have an Excel table that I'd like to be able to link to in a Facebook post. It doesn't have to be the Excel file itself, it could be any kind of table as long as it has the necessary values, and a ...
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How to get inserted HTML to render in Google Docs?

I found this question, which seems to suggest I can just paste in my HTML, but when I try that it just looks like HTML, it does not render. Below is what I am pasting in: <pre ...
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Poor Google docs printing quality

Why is it that all text printouts I make with Google Documents look poor? This has been an ongoing phenomenon for years, in many different workplaces. Still, I see no discussion of this problem ...
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How create a Google Doc from a Google Form Input?

I would like to create a Google Form where the user input will do the following: fill in a Google Docs based on a template name the document according to the input place the document in a folder ...
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How can I change the font in Google Docs just with keyboards shortcuts?

Question I have Google Docs open in the Google Chrome browser on a Mac. Now I select a piece of text and want to change it's font just with keyboard shortcuts -- without using the mouse. Example ...
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Is there a way to use Font Awesome icons in google docs?

I often design UIs in Google Docs (b/c it's really easy to share and let people comment. I can't find a list if image (.png, etc.) versions of Font Awesome icons.
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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 to insert in text citations with the Google Docs Research Tool?

Google Docs provide the Research Tool which allows me to search for online references. What I currently do: Select my citation format, i.e. APA, MLA or Chicago Clicking on Cite to add the reference ...
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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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Set text style to the top of Google Docs page

In Microsoft Word you can set a style to be placed at the top of the next page. Can I do the same with Google Docs? Let say you have this text and the titles style are set to be at the top of the ...
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How to change default tab-indentation width?

Is there a way to change default width of indentation when pressing Tab key? I know about the thing on top of the page where I can change them manually, but is there a way to change the width for all ...
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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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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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How do I move a Google Spreadsheet document from one Google account to another?

I created a moderately complex Google Spreadsheet document in my personal account, which become popular amongst my colleagues and is now officially adopted by our team. Therefore, it would make sense ...
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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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Using google analytics to monitor viewers on a shared (view only) Google doc

Is it possible to use Google Analytics to check how many viewers there are on a publicly shared (view only) Google Doc ?
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Save Web Pages to Google Docs

This article explains how to save a web page directly to google docs. I basically need this to save a copy of a webpage and annotate. But the dependency, something called gDocsBar doesn't exist ...
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How to create an em dash in Google Drive (Google Docs)?

In most word processing applications, entering 2 sequential dashes is enough to create an em dash. Not in Google Docs. It'd be nice if those two hyphens joined together — wouldn't it? (The ...
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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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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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Can I get a permalink for a comment in a Google Doc?

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 highlight selected text

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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Shift Google Documents header up/down one level

Let's say I formatted a document this way: 1. Title (style: title 1) 1.1 Subtitle (style: title 2) 1.2 Subtitle (style: title 2) And I want to insert an extra level between Title and ...
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Why do the fonts look bad in “published” mode?

Here's what my document looks like in Google Documents: 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? ...
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How to add multiple images in Google Documents?

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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Google apps script for text documents: regexp replace to footnote / link

Using Google apps script, in a google text document (i.e. just a regular documenet), I would like to convert the following string { some text | footnote | link } to some text with a ...
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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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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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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 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 ...