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How to insert code in Google Drive documents

I use Google Drive Docs as my note taking tool and it is awesome since I can use it when I am offline, but I have a problem: I can't add source code in documents there. I know this question is ...
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Strategies for exporting Gmail threads to Google Drive? [on hold]

I love the convenience of creating simple notes/journal/log entries with Gmail. I usually start each topic with an "ok google ...create a note to self...", and then reply to the threads with ...
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Collaborative list or document in Slack

My team is new to Slack. A common use case we are finding is "Let's make a list of X that we can all contribute to". Currently we share a Google Doc for every list/collaborative document, but this ...
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Google Drive's Shared Folder: Remove 'Edit User' without files

I'm using Google Drive in my no-profit student association. We're 94 members, we have a general Google account for Drive management and all the personal Google accounts of the members have selective ...
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Creating a separate doc from comments in a Google Docs

I'm working on a document with multiple sections which is bound to have loads of comments from various people. I would like to dynamically aggregate all comments on a particular section below that ...
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Using Google Docs to work with Europass CV

Is there any trick to make Google Docs get the correct layout of a Europass CV? I keep trying and trying but I cant get that to work well, all my tried go into something like this: and then:
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Process all files in Google Drives into Google Docs

I realised that I can convert all my images (and pdf files and such) in Google Drive to Google Docs and I won't be eating up any of my usage. Unfortunately, I have a crazy amount of images. How can ...
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Why doesn't Google Drive has a built-in PDF viewer? [closed]

If you have a PDF file loaded in google drive you can preview this file, but there is no full-featured PDF reader built into the browser app. This is really strange considering how common the PDF file ...
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Google Docs - disable “translation” suggestions?

This started for me suddenly today. There may be a better way to ask this question, suggestions about how to clarify the question are certainly welcome. So, sometimes (often) when I am typing now, ...
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Adding email attachment to Google Photos

I am unable to locate photos in Google Photos after using the feature to save them to Google Drive from an email attachment in Gmail. It seems that the best practice is supposed to be: hover over ...
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ParseError on spreadsheets [on hold]

I am receiving a "Parse Error" on this function: =loadBlueprints("corp",4324234,"7okqZ1gOyG43243243242342qb2wkyd21C",90926985) this turns out to be a parse Error though i do not see where it may be....
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Google Apps for Business Local Backup

Is there a way to backup the entire organisations documents locally? We aren't so much worried about data loss as we are access: what happens if our internet connection goes down? (and it has in the ...
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Is it possible to see the date/time for a Google Drive folder for the most recent add/modify/delete time/date of something within it?

Is it possible to see the date/time of the item that was most recently changed within a Google Drive folder, without having to find that item within the folder first? When browsing Google Drive in a ...
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Basic HTML Version of Google Drive

Related question: Google Drive low bandwidth or basic HTML view or mobile view in desktop I'm looking for a static (in terms of interactivity of the interface), low-bandwidth version of Google Drive (...
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Open URL from Google Drive Directly to Updated File

I download periodically updated spreadsheets from one URL from a remote website. I want to be able to download the spreadsheet using Google Drive and the URL. I'd like to either: Have that URL ...
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Restricted/Controlled File Sharing and Remote Access to a tablet [migrated]

I'm looking for a way to remotely add/update files to a tablet (at this point it doesn't matter which OS), and then restrict the user of the tablet to ONLY have access to view those files without ...
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Google Chrome doesn't print to Google Drive. In my Gloogle Cloud Print I don't have Google Drive

Instead of having "Save to Google Drive" like they say here: https://support.google.com/cloudprint/answer/2541913?hl=en&ref_topic=4456182 in my Chrome 48.0.2564.82 m (64-bit) there isn't this ...
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How to upload existing albums to new (2015) Google Photos?

Background I have 300GBs of neatly organized photographs of my past 10 years in 500+ folders (albums) with names like: 20150320-20150320 Partial Solar Eclipse (Szentes, Dónáti domb) [Sarah] 20150330-...
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Columns are not lined up when I print Google Doc

When I try to create a table without lines, although my text looks aligned in my Google Doc, when it prints out, it is skewed.
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Duplicates files in Google Drive

I recently put all my files in Google Drive on my desktop and my laptop. When I started syncing files, i found out there was twice as much data as it was before only to see all folders being ...
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Google Docs won't convert My MS Word Doc — Error says can't convert password protected doc

I have an MS Word document that I previously converted to Google Doc format without any trouble in the past. Now all of a sudden, the Word doc won't convert and Google displays an error message ...
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How can I receive a warning when Google Drive creates a [conflict] file? [migrated]

Occasionally Google Drive is conflicted about which file to keep, so it keeps both, and renames one, appending its filename with "[Conflict]." Does anyone know of solutions that would notify me ...
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Permission to unshared document on Google Drive (Google Drive Security)

We've just had a very strange situation happen. A family member just sent my wife (an automated) email from Google asking permission to share a document we don't want to share with anyone else. We ...
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How to save shared files by Google Drive links in my account

For example someone emails you a link to a shared PDF on Google Drive. Is there a way to add it in your Google Drive instead of downloading and uploading it manually? Also it would be great if the ...
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How can I export/import autocorrect lists from Google Docs?

Let's say I have several Google accounts, and I have a good autocorrect list in one of them, that I can view under Tools > Preferences.... If I want to transfer this autocorrection list to another ...
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Ignore certain file types in Google Drive

Is it possible to exclude certain types of files in a folder in Google Drive? E.g. say I wanted to upload everything, except all .txt files; like *.txt in a .gitignore file. Is there any way to do ...
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How can I change the column widths of the file list in Google Drive?

How can I change the column widths of the file list in Google Drive? I see that I can change the width of the folder hierarchy by dragging the vertical divider in the left frame, but the file ...
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How do you automatically align incoming form responses in Google Sheets?

I like to have each of my form responses aligned in the center of their cells. However when I submit any new information through Google Forms, they are always automatically aligned to the left, and so ...
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Google Drive: download folder as zip

Is it possible to download a Google Drive folder as a zip? I've seen that this is possible in Google Plus. How can I do this?
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Multiple references to the same footnote in a Google doc

How do I add multiple references to the same footnote in Google Docs? When adding footnotes the usual way (selecting Insert > Footnote in the menu), a new footnote is created every time. But if I ...
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How do I perform a calculation on a column whenever a new sheet is uploaded to Google sheets

I'd like to do a simple calculation everytime a new sheet is uploaded to a folder in Google sheets. The calculation should be automated so the script will recognize a new file and will go to a ...
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Advanced Google Drive search — locating the file

I have discovered that there is an app option that I can filter you out specific mime type files, like https://drive.google.com/drive/search?q=app:"your app name". But what if I want only specific ...
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How to put Google Drive or Dropbox on a network folder? [migrated]

How to put Google Drive or Dropbox on a network folder? If possible I would like to just put part of the folder on a network folder.
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How can I upload a YouTube video to Google Drive without it passing through my local device?

For the purposes of this question, assume the videos are licensed under the GPL. There is a video on YouTube. I want to save a copy of the video to my Google Drive. Due to data plan considerations, I ...
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How can I open a PDF in Google Drive in the same way as a downloaded PDF?

If I download a PDF in Chrome (even from Drive), on any platform, and click on the downloaded-file-button down the bottom, the PDF opens in Chrome in a viewer that includes a table of contents browser,...
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Download one particular file from a large .zip file in Google Drive

Lets say I have a large .zip file in Google Drive with multiple images. Now I wish to download one particular file from this .zip file without downloading the entire .zip file. Is that possible? I ...
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With Google Drive, how can I have a single document in multiple folders/collections?

I tried Google Drive today and promptly noticed that the "organize" feature of Google Docs went from a multi-selectable checkbox (in which you can check multiple collections for a document to be "in"):...
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Gdoc: add image from drive with autoupdate

I have several images in a Google Drive folder. I have added them to a Google Document I'm working on (via Google Drive option). I often have to modify the images (keeping the same titles and path). ...
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How to view the full size and remove old Google Profile pictures

How do you actually view and delete profile pictures from a Google account? For example, in Google Drive, if I click on the picture of me in the top right cornor > click change > under your photos, ...
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How to move photos from Google Drive to Google Photos?

I have a lot of photos in Google Drive, in random folders. I want to move them to Google Photos, because I really like the phone/tablet application - while the web app is... less good. I have no ...
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How to merge/combine two Google Drive accounts?

I have an old and a new Google account to work on Drive. On my old Drive I have a lot of shared folders from customers. Now I don't want to ask all my customers to invite my new account to their ...
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Search for a value in all Google Spreadsheets at once

I have hundreds of spreadsheets in Google Drive and I am trying to find a value in one of the files. For example, I need to find all sheets that have a $1000 value, but I don't want to open each one ...
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How can I auto save Instagram images to Google Drive?

Before June 1st, I have an IFTTT recipe to achieve my goal. However, due to some changes, IFTTT delete my recipe. So my question is how to auto save one's instagram (like https://www.instagram.com/...
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Find all files that are shared in Google Drive [duplicate]

Is there an easy way to find all files in Google Drive that you have shared with anyone? What about if you want to find all files in Google Drive you have shared with a particular person?
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How to annotate PDF files inside Google Drive?

Is is possible to annotate PDF files inside Google Drive? In the Google Drive PDF Viewer I could not find any annotating options. However, is there an extension that allows annotating PDF files? By ...
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Google Drive: can I open a document in read-only mode?

Can I open one of my docs/spreadsheets/etc in read-only mode? I would like to view it for reference without having to worry about it being modified.
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Downloading pictures from Google Drive

How can I download some 20-above pictures sent through Google Drive? Everytime I click on the photo, it tells me to ask permission from the sender. I cannot do that for every picture.
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How to know when the contents of a PDF in Google Drive are indexed for searching

I wrote a nice routine that allows me to get file Ids of 200 PDF files (uploaded some minutes ago onto my Google Drive) and setValue of a Google Sheet with those Ids. In order to get the correct file ...
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How do I delete a file I own for just me?

On Google Drive, I own several big files that are in someone else's shared folder. I want the collaborators to still have the files but I want my storage space back. The options for each member of the ...
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Google Drive: Files were converted to Google Document type. How can I convert them back to their original type?

Some JPG files that are stored in my Google Drive account were converted to Google Documents (.gdoc). How can I convert them back to JPG? The same happened to some HTML files. I can see them online ...