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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I add watermark/background image in Google Docs?

How can I add a watermark or a background image in Google Docs?
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Update a piece of text to the last time Google Doc was update

I was wondering, is there a way to update a piece of text on the first page with the date and time of the last time the doc was edited?
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Requiring users to sign in to edit a document on Google Drive

I have a document shared publicly (anyone with the link can edit). Is there a way of requesting singning-in in order to make any edits? I think I've seen a doc shared this way, but I don't have such ...
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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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Google Docs and international (Khmer) font support

I am glad that Google Docs at least recognizes and displays Khmer text now. Before, the script wouldn't appear at all. However, is there a way to select international fonts, like Khmer, so that Google ...
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How can I create a online collaborative document where I only allow certain users to edit certain sections?

So I want to create a online document that can be shared with many different users but I only want those users to be able to edit and view certain sections. The hard part is I want it all to feed one ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Edit Google Document Anonymously on Tablet or Mobile

I have setup a Google Document to be editable by anyone with the link. Anonymous edits to this document works as expected on my desktop but when I try to access the edit link from any mobile device, ...
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Google Drive: Pasting Spreadsheet Into Doc Woe's

I'm trying to paste a few cells from my spreadsheet into my document. The problem is that the spreadsheet never fits correctly into the document, even though all the cells are smaller than the space ...
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Nested tables in Google Docs

Since there is no option to merge table cells in Google docs, creating a new table inside a cell could be a possible work around for this. When I insert a table inside a table cell, blank lines are ...
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Combined table of contents from several documents

Is there a way to create a document that would contain all tables of contents from other selected documents? I'd like to have a list of headings in alphabetical order for easy overview of a project.
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How (can?) you search the Google Trash for a particular folder that was deleted?

A bug in Google Docs sync created a 16 GB duplicate folder on my desktop and when I deleted it it deleted the source fold (of which folder(1) was a duplicate). So now I want (hopefully!) to restore ...
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How do I search for Google Docs by filename (or better, pattern matching filename)?

A sync bug in Google Drive has caused it to treat all my local files as duplicates. So I ended up with a bunch of extra: filename(1)* I'd like to search for all of those on my google drive (via the ...
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Refer to numbered item in Google Document

Is there a way to refer (dynamically) to a numbered item in a Google Doc? For example, say I have a list: Item one Item two Item three and I wish to refer to item 2. in a normal paragraph, but in ...
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Google docs to bring styles back to toolbar

Today that I wanted to write a new document in Google docs, I saw there seems to be no way to bring back the Styles in the top toolbar and the only way was using the menu Format -> Paragraph ...
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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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Automatic data sharing between Google Docs files

Is it possible to automatically update information on a Google Presentation or Document based on information in a Google spreadsheet? For example, I could create a presentation that contains a graph ...
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Spacing between the top of the page and the start of the content

I have a drawing within the header of my document. I've set all of the margins to 0" and I've tried to add the drawing: However despite any movement of the drawing, removal of line spacing, etc. I ...
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A Google document that automatically integrates content from lots of other Google documents

I have shared several Google documents with particular users and each updates his document on a regular basis. I would like to have a Google document that pulls all the content from these individual ...
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Forcing Google document update

I have shared a doc and its public presentation is not quite the same what I see in the editor. Some equations fail in the public viewer and I need to tune them. This means a lot of edit and view ...
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Limitation of participants Google docs

I would like to create a registration form for a serie of lectures participants could sign up for. However, depending on the lectures, there is a different limitation of numbers of participants that ...
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How to add structured numbered outlines in Google Docs?

I'm new to using Google Docs as a word processor so maybe I'm missing something simple. I tried importing a word doc into Google Docs and it lost a lot of formatting. It turned my structured outline ...
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How can I make URLs automatically hyperlinked on a web-published Google Doc?

When I publish google docs to the web like this one: https://docs.google.com/View?id=dc7gj86r_22pv9qqffp I can manually turn a URL into a hyperlink as I did on the first two, but how can I make ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 make a bookmarklet link on google docs

I currently maintain a frequently viewed google docs. I would like to add a bookmarklet link that is drag-n-droppable on the document. Currently, the document's link checker refuses to make it a ...
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Auto-colour prefixed lines

I'm wondering if there's any way to have "line starting with x" to be automatically coloured differently? I can only assume this is done with a script, but I have no idea how to make it work! Any ...
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Automatically create a calendar document using Google Drive and Google Apps Script

I have a question regarding Google Docs and Google Apps Script. Is it possible to use Google Apps Script to 'automatically' create a calendar document in Google Drive with the following document ...
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Auto receipt filler

I have a spreadsheet that has two sheets, in which I pull data from for making printable receipts. At this point, I am doing it manually by copying the data from the first and second sheet and putting ...
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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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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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Google spreadsheet revision history — too much detail

For word processing, Google Docs revision history is great. However, for some of my spreadsheets, something isn't working right: Revisions are not grouped together, multiple for each minute. "Show ...