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Import SVG files to Google Docs as a drawing

I've got a drawing I made in SVG format, and I'd like to include it in a Google document I'm writing. I tried uploading the SVG file, but it only lets me view it, not edit it. Any Google searches for ...
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In copy/paste, Google Docs says “These actions are unavailable via the Edit menu, but you can still use Ctrl C” etc?

When selecting copy/paste from the right-click menu, why does Google Docs pop up a dialog to say "Copying and Pasting in Google Docs", with the message "These actions are unavailable via the Edit menu,...
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Is it possible to create mutli-page drawings in Google Drawings?

I've been through all of the controls, but I don't see anything that would allow creating a new page. I have a group of related drawings that I'd like to put in a single package. My current Plan B ...
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Is there a way to get an embed link for a Google Drawing?

I have a drawing in Google Docs Drawings, and I would like to embed a PNG/GIF of it in a web page, but I would like the embedded image to remain up to date with any changes made to the drawing. Is ...
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Is it possible to insert text from a Google spreadsheet into a text box in a Google document?

I need to insert text into a template that contains multiple text boxes in a variety of orientations. I can do that by inserting a text box from Google Drawing into a Google doc and formatting it to ...
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Specify Exact Size in Google Docs

Is it possible to set an exact document size in Google Docs? I am specifically using Google Drawing. I cannot find any options or ways to do this.
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How do I fit Google Drawing canvas to actual shapes?

I have a Google Drawing amongst my Google docs files with a huge canvas. The shape I drew within the image is a lot smaller than the canvas though. How can I tell Google Drawing to automatically ...
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In Google Drawings, how do I put a ^ or a ~ over a letter?

Can I do this in Google Drawings without having to mess around with importing images? I don't suppose there's a way of getting LaTeX in Google drawings?
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Connectors (lines and arrows) in Google drawings

When creating a flowchart in Visio I can choose how connectors will be rendered as: right-angle straight curved But when drawing the same chart in Google drawing there only seems to be straight ...
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Is there an option for a semitransparent text background in Google Drawing?

I am making announcements in google-drawings and the text isn't as visible as I want. Is there a way to make the text background color semitransparent?
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How to select smaller objects without selecting larger covered object in Google Slides or Google Drawing

Create a new Google Slides in Google Drive. Add three boxes: Box1 is a larger box, inside of it are two smaller boxes, Box1 and Box2: Then try to select just Box2 and Box3, without also selecting ...
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View a ruler in Google Drawing

I am trying to draw an image as follows, using Google Drawing. As, one can see I need these lines to be equidistant. Currently, I did that by using a square from top to first marking line. For, ...
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Is it possible to attach a label to a line in the Google Drawing app?

Is there a way to attach a label to a line (straight or curved) in a Google drawing? So if the line is moved to a different location the label automatically goes with it? I can place a textbox next to ...
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How can I transfer the formatting of an object to another in a Google Drawing?

In a Google Docs Drawing, how can I transfer the orange background and red outline of the box on the left to the other boxes, e.g. with something like a "format transfer" icon (the broom) in Excel and ...
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Can I add custom connectors on Google Drawings shapes?

Google Drawings has handy connector points on most shapes. But sometimes there aren't connectors where I want, and complex drawings become really hard to work with as I'm resizing and moving things ...
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When updating a Google Drive Drawing on desktop web app, does iOS version update automatically?

I've done a markup in Google Drive drawings on my computer in the browser. I'm talking to someone on the phone while they are looking at the drawing on their iOS device, do the drawings live update, ...
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Font or Word Art in Google Drawing

I have a drawing in Google Docs. I want to change the font of a text box. Looking at the help page How to use text in drawings, I see that apparently the only way to change the font is to use Word Art....
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How to control placement of asymmetric image masks in google sheets or drawings

Google sheets and drawings allows the use of vectors masks over images from any of their standard vector shapes. Some of these shapes are asymmetric, but I cannot figure out how to change the ...
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Is there a drawing web application that supports clickable web links? [closed]

I like Google draw, but I found it is impossible to insert clickable links into the drawings. Do you know of a similar service where clickable links are possible? I tried already LucidChart, http://...
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Insert Google Drawing into Gmail body

I am using Yet Another Mail Merge with Google Spreadsheet and Gmail and it works just as expected. But I am also trying to add a google drawing into the email body, so I would have more flexibility ...