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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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HTML math format for uploading to Google Drive?

When I upload an HTML document with math to google drive and convert to a Google document, is there a math format which Google will convert to it's own math format? So far I have tried LaTeX math as ...
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Add fractions to auto-correct in Google Docs

I see in Google Docs you can go to "Tools - Preferences" and then add new equations to the auto correct function. Example if you type "1/2" it converts it to a smaller looking neater looking ½. Is ...
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How do I vertically center the text in the header of a Google document?

I'm using Google Docs, and I put some text in a header, and it is showing up very close to the top of the page. I want to position the text so that is vertically centered between the top of the page ...
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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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Google Docs: How can I modify paragraph styles?

I would like to modify the font/size of the various paragraph types such as Heading1, etc. How can I do this?
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Google Docs: Can I “include” other docs dynamically?

I have a document broken up into sections for easy editing. Is there a way to have a "master" document that includes these sections automatically?
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Adding fonts to Google Docs [duplicate]

Is there a way to add a font to Google docs, that Google doesn't have? Because I am working on a project that requires a very specific font, and google doesn't have it. I've looked.
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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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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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How to insert TeX code in a Google Document?

I see that you can insert equations, but I would love to have the freedom of TeX, all mathematics symbols. Is there any way to insert e.g. $$ \int_{0}^{\infty} $$ and it parses it?
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How to put a Unicode Checkmark in your Google document and export it into a pdf using a script?

I have a need to put a checkbox, checked and unchecked in my script generated Google Docs document. What would I write in the AppScript to place this in my Google Docs document?
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Adding custom hotkeys for Google Docs

I am interested in adding a hotkey to change the color of a text. I edit, so switching text from black to red is something I do often, but I have to go click on text color each and every time in ...
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Is it possible to Export Google Doc Default Styles?

I have customized my default styles to my liking. Got my fonts set, sizes, etc. I'd like to export them so I can give it to other people in my company -or- use it for a different google account of ...
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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 do I create pull quotes in Google Docs?

Can I install an app to make pull quotes in Google Drive? Or can I somehow create them using clever tricks?
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How to paste href tag as link into a Google document

I have a Google document. When I copy and paste something from my browser to the document, the text with hyperlinks get translated into hyperlinks in the document. If I am in emacs or vim and copy ...
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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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Is there a way to set up the text colour chancing with every new sentence in Google Docs?

I'd really like to have a different colour with every new line of text. I spend time selecting each line and changing the colour that way. Is there a macro that would do that automatically for me?
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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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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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Current date as a variable in Google Docs?

Is it possible to add (insert) a variable for the current date into a Google Docs that would automatically update each time I open the document? Some criteria: The date position should be variable, ...
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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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How to automatically refresh a filter view in Google Sheets when new data comes in via Google Forms?

I have a filter view in Google Sheets that does not refresh when new data comes in via Google Forms. To refresh the filter view, I can remove the filter and apply it again, or even just click "OK" in ...
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How to get Google Docs results to appear in Google Search results?

I use Google Docs rather than a blog to write articles and I'd like them to be readable by the public. But I've never seen Google Docs results in Google Search results. Is it possible? How do I make ...
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Export multiple Google Docs to pdf at once

A Google Doc can be exported to pdf within the Google Doc interface. From within the Google Drive interface, multiple Google Docs can be exported at once, but this is automatically done in docx ...
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How to insert copied text or images by right click in Google Docs editors

In Google Docs editors, is there a way to allow pasting by right click and selecting paste? Why do they disabled this feature by default? Sometimes it’s faster than pressing ctrl+V if your hand is ...
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How do I add new styles to Google docs?

Google docs has a nice set of styles such as normal text and header 1. How do I add my own? I want to add a style called "code" for text that is programming code.
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How to import somebody else document from GD to my Google Drive?

I have a link to somebody else GD document. I would like to copy/import it to my GD so for example, if that person deletes the file I would have a "local" copy. I can copy&paste entire document, ...
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Google Document web-layout view mode similarly in Microsoft's Word

I want to view the document under web-layout view mode the same way as we can do in Microsoft Word. How can I do that?
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Google Docs: Textbox via Drawing blurry / Alternative element for absolute positioning?

I struggled with the textbox for a while now - maybe anyone here could help: I'd like to create an invoice in Docs. My information should be on the upper right corner - on every page. The header ...
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How to customize the Google Docs URL?

I want access docs.google.com using docs.mycompanydomain.com, how can I do that? Notice that at https://admin.google.com/AdminHome#CompanyProfile:flyout=customUrl appear a lot of URLs to customize, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Images from one Google document do not copy correctly into a new Google document [closed]

When I copy content from one Google Doc to another, the images usually copy okay at first inspection. However, at a certain point in the process some of the images change to look like this: The ...
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How do I format tables in Google Documents?

I have uploaded a Word document to Google Drive that contains a table. I am trying to format the margins and table etc. Tried everything. How can I do that?
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Fixing permission problems in cross-spreadsheet import when using Apps Script

I created a function in the Apps Script associated with a spreadsheet: function importNotes() { s = SpreadsheetApp.openById('spreadsheet-key').getRange('F2').getNotes(); return s; } ...
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How can I track the time spent and the number of words written in Google Docs?

I would like to keep track of two variables while writing in Google Docs: number of words written per day time spent on a document per day Is there any way to accomplish that?
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How to create an academic table formatting in Google Docs?

Is it possible to format and style tables and Google Docs in a similar design as commonly used in academic articles published in peer-reviewed journals? Example of an academic table formatting:
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What's the full range of supported Google Docs LaTeX macros?

Google Docs has an equation editor that has a fair number of options for symbols and functions available from the dropdown menu. All of these are also available through LaTeX macros that are ...
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How can I insert a cross-reference to a figure in Google Docs?

Similar to the cross-reference feature of Word, how can I insert a cross-reference to a figure in Google Docs?
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Why can't I keep local Google docs to use offline when using syncing?

I want to sync most of my files. But there are some files that I don't want to sync up to the Google server. But I still want the ability to open them locally on my hard drive via the local Google ...
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Search Google Drive files directly from the Chrome search bar?

Is there a way (perhaps a Chrome extension) to show Google Drive search results in my Chrome autocomplete menu? For example in this image, if I had a Google Doc or Google Sheet called "orange juice" ...
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Generate a formatted Google document from spreadsheet

As the title says, I have data (Q & A grouped by subject) that I have to export to a document file. As shown above, the source data on the left should be formatted like the example on the right ...
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How can I use the standard LaTeX font “Computer Modern” in Google Docs? [duplicate]

I love the open source font Computer Modern which is the standard LaTeX font. Is it possible to use this font in Google Docs?
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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 ...