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Is it possible to link a cell in Google Spreadsheets to a Google text document? (not spreadsheets)

I learned here on Web Applications how to link a cell in Google Spreadsheet to a cell in another Google Spreadsheet: How do I link a cell in Google Spreadsheets to a cell in another document? Is ...
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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?
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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 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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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 do you left-align and right-align items on the same line in a Google Docs document?

I want to have something written in the top-left corner and top-right corners of my document. So I want some text aligned to the right, some to the left, at the same height. I could do it with ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to include a “new…” option in a drop down list?

Can new options in the drop down list be added as the form is used? For example, suppose I have ten corn hybrid varieties to choose from in my form, and my employee fills the planter with something ...
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How do I split a text into two columns in Google Documents?

I have pasted around 800 lines of text into a Google Document, this flows over 8 pages. I want to split this into two columns, so it reduces the page size. When I mean split, it will need to flow as ...
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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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Check if all links to Google documents are public in a public Google document

Given a public Google document, how can I check whether all links to other Google document are public? (i.e. point to a publicly accessible Google document)
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How can I align a table so that text floats around it in Google Docs?

I have some text in a Google Document, and I want to have a small table beside this text. The problem is that the table takes the whole row, so I can't have any text left of the table. Is it even ...
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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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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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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 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 to change measuring units in Google Docs?

In a Google Docs document, I would like to be able to specify the page margins (File → Page Setup) in millimeters instead of inches. Is it possible to switch between imperial and metric units?
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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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Is there a way to make Google Docs work on desktop?

I want to ditch my Microsoft Office and use Google Docs, but I would like Google Docs to be available on the desktop, not through a browser. Is there any way to do this?
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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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Converting multiple Word docs into Google Docs format at once, after they have already been uploaded into Google Drive

Can I convert several Word documents into Google Docs format at one time (after they have already been uploaded into my Google Drive)?
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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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Send to respondents a number between 1 and 10 using Google Forms?

My idea is to give to respondents by mail a number reference between 1 and 10. The idea works as follows: You have 10 boxes. When a response is submitted, automatically the form will send a email ...
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Embed Draw.io drawing in a Google Doc

Is there any way to do this, apart from exporting to png or some other format and then importing into Google Doc?
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How to I insert a “data:image/png;base64,…” image into Google Docs?

For example, Janvas (online vector editor) generates previews as such links. If I insert it into address line of a browser, I get correct picture. But when I try to insert it to Google Docs, it says: ...
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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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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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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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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 search across multiple Google Drive accounts?

I use Google Drive with multiple accounts. How can I search for something across all of these accounts?
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How do I toggle overtype mode on a Mac in Google Docs?

On a PC, I would use the Insert key. How do I achieve this on a Mac, which doesn't have that key?
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Google Apps Script: copy document comments?

I'm working on the following script, which is supposed to look at the current document, grab its comments, make a copy, and copy the comments to the new document. However, I seem stuck. I'm not ...
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Why does zoom in google docs mess with my document

So I have a google document, and at 100% zoom (normal) it looks like this on a particular page: Then I zoom out to 90%, and suddenly: For some reason all the spaces in my document get messed ...
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Perform basic maths on contents of Google Document (not spreadsheet)

In Microsoft Word, it is possible to use very simple formula e.g. =SUM(ABOVE) to display the total of a column or =SUM(LEFT) etc. Is it possible to do something similar in Google Docs? Obviously this ...
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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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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 make bullet sizes match in web app vs printed in Google Docs when using a non Arial font?

I've come to realize that seemingly only Arial font will print my Google Doc bullets in the correct size. If I use a different font, this happens: In browser: Printed/downloaded to PDF: Notice ...
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How do I reference a cell from a Google Spreadsheet in a Google Document

I would like to create a Google Spreadsheet and reference a cell(-range) from that spreadsheet in a Google Document. Basically, I want the spreadsheet to be a variable holder where I can input data ...
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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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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 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 the Position of a paragraph in google docs API

Using GAS, I'm trying to navigate paragraphs in a google doc and record their starting position so that I can display an interactive navigation menu in a sidebar. But I can't find any GAS method that ...
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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 / ...