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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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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 to Fill Out a Document in Google Docs

In a Google Document, how would I type "over" a line created by underscores or achieve a similar looking result? I would like to type my responses in the designated areas indicated by the underscores ...
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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 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 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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Hyperlink to a cell in a Google Spreadsheet

I want a user to be able to click a link that sends them to the specific cell in a specific spreadsheet. The spreadsheet must be in edit mode aswell.
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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 ...
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How to reset a Google document sharing link

I have set the sharing permission for a file in Google Drive to Anyone who has the link can view. However, while I still want to be able to share this file, I want to generate a new link and revoke ...
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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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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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Inside my Google Document, can I put a link to a chapter of a second document?

I can create an internal link (within the same document) easily and just reference previously defined Headings. Can I do the same cross-document? This means: can I create a link to another ...
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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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How to see the message that I sent while sharing the Google Documents

I shared a Google Documents with few of my contacts. While sharing the file, I had an option to send a message. I added a message but I wanted to check what I sent. How can I see that message?
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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 create background image in Google docs

How do I create an image behind text in Google docs (the text editor part)?
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How to import a chart from Open Office to google doc

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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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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Exporting PDF from Google Drive doc - File name loses all spaces

We use Google Drive to create documents, and when we publish / release them we export them as a .pdf by using the inbuilt File > Download as > PDF Document (pdf). But when we get the PDF file ...
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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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How do I merge columns but preserve data Google spreadsheets [closed]

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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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Block quote and folding in Google Docs

Block Quote: In the old version of GoogleDocs there was an option to block quote paragraph, which would create a nice dotted box for the paragraph and make it like a section in a very big doc. Did ...
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How can I collect the sum of different columns while filtering?

I am creating a travel budget spreadsheet and need to be able to sum different filters (By Month, By Salesperson, By State, etc)...is there a way for me to display the sum of a column based on what is ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 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. ...