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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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Can I install custom fonts in Google Docs

I want to know if I can use my custom fonts in Google Docs or any other Google Drive products.
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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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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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Putting page numbers in a table of contents in Google Docs

I want to create a table of contents in a Google Docs document where the page numbers are automatically referenced. Is it possible to put page numbers in a table of contents like this?
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How do I mail merge from Google Spreadsheet to a Google Document?

With Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word, it is easy to merge rows from a spreadsheet into pages in a Word file. This was traditionally used to make paper mailings. How can I do the same with Google ...
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Can I make columns in a Google document?

I am using Google Docs and have a document file. I would like to add columns within this, and was wondering if that is possible. I can't find how to do it internally.
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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 can I embed a chart from a Google Spreadsheet in a Google Doc?

I would like to embed the chart from a Google Docs spreadsheet into a Google Docs Document, so changes to the original will be reflected in the embedded version. I found a way to embed a static image ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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How to change the default style of text links in Google Docs

I want to format the default style for text links—currently the color is blue & are underlined. Is this possible? And if yes, how can I do it?
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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 you search Google Docs by date?

I often need to search for documents by date (created or last modified) in Google Docs. For example, forgetting where I put it (and the name/content), so needing to search all my Google Docs for files ...
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How can I share the entire contents from one Google Drive account as a folder in another user's Google Drive?

For example, I have a Google Drive account for my business and a Google Drive account for myself. Some of the folders in both accounts have the same names (e.g., accounts, pics, documents etc.), ...
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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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How do I suppress Google Documents' display of a hard page break as white space on the previous page

When I insert a hard page break in a Google document, the last line on the page before the break acquires an inch of whitespace at the end, apparently representing the page break itself. If I type ...
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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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Text folding in Google Docs

Can I hide some pieces of text under something clickable and open them up when mouse is clicked?
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How to transpose a table in a Google Document?

I have a table in a Google Document. How can I convert rows into columns, i.e. transpose the table? Example:
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How do I remove a tab stop in Google Documents?

I mistakenly added too many tab stops to the ruler in my Google Document, and it's not obvious how to remove them. How do I remove a tab stop from a Google Document?
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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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Using Macros in Google Documents - is it possible?

I want to be able to have some macros, while writing in a Google Document. The idea is to replace the Quick Parts in Word - so I can have the same functionality in a Google Document. Any ideas?
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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 ...