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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Link to a point in time snapshot from a Google Document revision history?

Is it possible to get a link to a Google Document that is a read-only "point in time" snapshot of the document?
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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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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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How to add multiple images in Google Docs document?

Using basic Insert->Image menu option one can only add/select/upload images one by one. That can take lot of time especially if you want to add a lot. In MS Word for example this option is present ...
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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. ...
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Why do the fonts in my Google Doc look bad in “published” mode

Here's what my document looks like in Google Docs: 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? (The ...
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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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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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Using =Sum(Filter) formula on a summary sheet referencing a validated cell

I completed a query formula which allowed me to separate the Form Responses by "Field". Now I'm trying to create a summary sheet which I could use drop down boxes that would allow me to select ...
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Hiding Formulas on Excel Spreadsheet and Google Docs

I've created some formulas in my Excel Spreadsheet. I've locked and hidden them so that employees don't accidentally mess up the formulas by clicking on them. However, when I send the file thru email, ...
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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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Cloud file manager and editer (Like Google Drive and Google docs) that allows filtering of shared files

Im looking for a program like Google drive that will allow me to setup filters like the ones in Gmail so I can filtered documents that are shared with me into different folders or collections. As far ...
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Set test Style to the top of the page in Google Docs?

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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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 do you restore the size of a Google Drawing in Google Documents?

I have a drawing inserted into my document: The drawing is clearly not at the proper size (as evidenced by the scaled text) Is there any way to reset or restore the drawing to its "actual" size ...
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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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Is it possible to apply conditional formatting on a Google Document (text document)

I would like to create a regex that detect every parentheses and color them in red. Is there any conditional formatting in a google document ? How can I do this ?
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Fill a Google Drive Document from Google Drive Spreadsheet

I would like to have a template document and fill some fields with data from a spreadsheet, for example changing the id or name of an entity in the template and automatically the document updates all ...
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Problem in creating a radio button with description in Google Document

I'm creating a Google Document which consists of some set of questions. Can any one say how to create a question with radio buttons Yes or No, if I click on No, then description column should appear ...
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hyperlink to google document paragraph that works in mobilebasic mode

We can link to a paragraph in a google document like this (sample source): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1b4Jq5UtuhzIG-NuPJiYh6ojR8GtL7dRKyAhcWdnUPSI/edit?pli=1#heading=h.hmr6expwb2i7 But ...
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copy google document table of contents links into google spreadsheet cells

I have a large google document where each table of contents item links to the header of a food recipe further down in the document. How do I copy each TOC link+title into cells in a google ...
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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 ...