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Create an index with hyperlinks in Google Docs

Is there a way to create an index in Google Docs like you would in a wiki? I have huge documents with many sections. I currently use block quotes to separate those sections and keep things in ...
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How to force a file with a different extension to preview as a text file in Google Drive

I added a Python (py) file in Google Drive. I cannot preview it (but the main trouble is that Google won't search in it) even if it is a UTF8 text file. I can add it with the txt extension, but I ...
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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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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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Is it possible to use Google Docs as a wiki?

Is it possible somehow to easily use Google Docs as a wiki? I mean, I create a first document, then add a link to another one and so on, so the procedure is easy and fast and the different docs files ...
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Can I restore a Google Drive folder structure to a previous state?

My partner messed up with Google Drive and we now have 17,000 files/folders at the same "level" of hierarchy in Drive (both desktop and online). I was wondering how I could "go back in time" in order ...
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Reference data from another 'spreadsheet' in google docs / drive [duplicate]

Is there a way i can reference data from another google spreadsheet in google docs / drive ? ie. spreadsheet-A, sheet 1, column A is a dynamic reference of spreadsheet-B, sheet 1, column E Im not ...
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Google Drive only apps account prevents emptying the trash

Since I cannot restrict the "Empty Trash" option in Google Drive for my Google Apps users would creating one account that is only used to setup as shared folders in drive work? Can I then give all ...
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How to hide page number on first page?

I have setup a document with page numbers within the footnote. Now I want to hide the number for the first page as it is the document's cover sheet.
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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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How do I merge columns but preserve data Google spreadsheets [on hold]

Column A is a list of every day from 1/1-12/31, Column B is a list of specific dates within the range of column A. Columns C-N are events that took place on the corresponding date in column B. How can ...
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How to upload a file into Google Docs, given a URL

I want to edit a web document that I see open in my browser. What can I do? I have discovered that I can use the viewer, like this: ...
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How do I embed a Google Form into a WordPress page?

WordPress doesn't support iframe embeds on its free sites, but it does provide a Shortcode option for Google Apps. It seems to automatically convert the iframe code from the older version of Google ...
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How to create custom Google Docs Form with a custom theme?

Google Docs Form offer a bunch of themes but I need to create custom one. I need my banner at the top of form- questionnaire. How can I do that?
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How can I sync new content in Google Drive folder, but keep existing content off disk?

I want to sync a folder in Google Drive to my system, but only the folder, so it becomes sort of a drag-drop to my Google Drive. I want the content to be removed from my local HD when the sync is ...
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Import and export files between Google Docs and SharePoint

How do I transfer files directly to and from Google Docs and SharePoint?
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Attach multiple files to an email from Google Docs

I want to email two files as attachments to a single email in Gmail without downloading them from Google Docs. When viewing all items in Docs, the "Email as attachment" item is disabled in the Share ...
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How to get “revision history” of Google Fusion Tables?

In Google Docs, we can see the previous edits of a Document or Spreadsheet by clicking on File → See revision history (also Ctrl+Alt+Shift+G): However, there doesn't seem to be a See revision ...
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Will “Trash” in Google Docs be automatically deleted?

Google Support - Trash says: Anything you remove from Google Drive will be in your Trash until you permanently delete the files or restore them. However, they are known to be loose with words, ...
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Send an email with attachment using Google Apps Script

I have a Google Spreadsheet with a list of emails. I want to build a routine that send email automatically to those email addresses. I also want to attach a PDF to this email. The PDF file is located ...
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Drive document don't display on Google site

When I try to insert a google drive document other viewers can't see it. For example when I log out (or ask a friend to look at it) all I can see is an empty space where the document is supposed to ...
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Why do my Google Drive's equations look bad?

For some reason when I use Google Drive's equation feature, the font that it uses for the equations is....not optimal. It looks really light and just isn't the normal math LaTeX font that I'm used to. ...
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How to cancel Google Fusion Table importing data?

I have a document created using Google Fusion Table and when I tried to import an 8 kb csv file (File → Import More Rows), the screen was stuck at 0% importing, as shown below: It has been ...
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Google Spreadsheet: How to prevent cut and paste data changing references in formulas?

Google Docs has a feature where if you have a reference to a data cell in a formula, and you cut the data from that cell and paste it in a new location, the reference in the formula is updated to ...
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Google Drive notifications on edits

Is it possible to configure Google Drive to notify me by email to my Gmail account when someone else edits a shared document of which I'm owner? Note: I think I can be notified when someone else adds ...
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In Google Drive, how do I search for files that I own and that I've shared?

I can't seem to figure out how to find the files that I've deiced to share with people. The Google Help page on the topic provides a few clues but the following query is not allowed: owner:me to:* ...
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Google Keep Does not work after turning on 2-factor Authentication on Google Account

I have been using "Google Keep" extensively to keep notes on my workstation, laptop and my mobile phone. I turned on two factor authentication recently and Google Keep stopped working on my desktop ...
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Why does Google Docs show this error?

"Sorry, you can't view or download this file at this time. Too many users have viewed or downloaded this file recently. Please try accessing the file again later. If the file you are trying to access ...
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In Google Drive, how can you link directly to “Download” a zip file and not view the contents?

When you share a Zip file in Google Drive, you land on a page to view all the files inside the zip file and to download the entire file the user has to click File → Download. I've noticed a lot of ...
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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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Why can't I see the offline option in Google Drive on my chromebook?

The help section says to go to settings but all I see is an option for language, nothing for sync or "offline"
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Is there a way to have Google Docs overwrite the original document when it saves, rather than create a new one every time?

I just started using Google Docs yesterday and have discovered something quite frustrating. Anytime I go to make changes to an uploaded document, it saves the changes as a "new" document, it seems? ...
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Google Docs is altering my formatting, how can I avoid this?

I don't have a printer and I need a document printed. Thus, I've shared a very basic Google Docs document with someone who does have a printer. Over here the formatting looks fine. Tabs are correct, ...
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Why do unwanted changes occur when uploading Word doc to Google Docs?

I'm uploading a Word document to Google Docs, however when I upload it, all the text boxes that have been carefully positioned in the Word doc all mash up to the top. Is there any reason for this? ...
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Creating/Editing Existing Documents

A document was shared with me, enabling me to edit it. However, whenever I open it, it only lets me view it, and anytime I try to open the "Open with Google Docs" tab, it acts as if I never pressed ...
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How to open MS Office docs with Google Drive by default?

Is it possible to set up Google Drive to open my .docx, .pptx, etc files by default like how it works with Google Docs files? I don't have MS Office installed so it's pretty annoying to have to upload ...
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Custom Actions in Google Drive Spreadsheet

I find that I often change specific cells from black on white to white on black when I'm making spreadsheets. It get's tedious to change the background color, then the foreground color over and over ...
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How can I share Google Drive folders with a group?

I'm using Google Apps and trying to share a nested folder structure with many files with a google group. Example Group test@example.com Group Members user1@example.com user2@example.com etc. ...
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Google Docs - a formula that does Excel “countifs” function involving dates

I have a Google spreadsheet in which multiple users are tracking a list of dates and class names (math, reading, writing, etc). On a separate sheet in the same document, I want to be able to give a ...
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The spellchecking window partially covers the slide in Google Drive Presentations

The spellchecking window partially covers the slide. This sometimes leads to situations when the word being corrected is occluded by the spellcheck window. The window is fixed and cannot be moved ...
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Can I hide specific Google Drive images from Google+ photo?

I wonder if there are any ways to hide specific GDrive photos from G+ photo even if I turned on the option to show GDrive photos in G+ photo?
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Wrong Google Drive Account

I have the wrong Google Drive account linked to my Trello; how do I correct this? The email address I use to login is the correct email for Google Drive, but the files are not showing when I want to ...
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Navigate to last file in a folder on Google Drive

My folder on Google Docs drive has over 4000 files. How do I navigate QUICKLY to the end of the folder? Presently I have to scroll and scroll and scroll and I have never gotten to the end of the files ...
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Why can't new group members see a folder that I have shared with the group?

I have a folder that I am sharing with a Google Apps group - marketing@acme.org When a new user joins the group, I add him in the Google Apps admin panel groups section, I then expect the user to ...
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How to share Google Drive folder without sign in required to view

I have a Google Drive folder shared to anyone with the link. The problem is that when anyone with the link tries to access it, everything on the page is unresponsive (clicking folders does nothing) ...
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Start new line automatically when otherwise content would overflow cell [duplicate]

I don't know when Google changed the version of Spreadsheets. Right now when the cell's text is longer than the cell width the display of this line is no longer what it used to be. I want the display ...
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How do you remove an app from Google Drive?

A while ago, I installed DriveTunes to play music from Google Drive. Now, it annoys me. I've already: removed the Chrome extension revoked DriveTunes access to my files revoked DriveTunes ...
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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 do I move a folder I created in my drive to ONLY a shared folder?

I have a large amount of folders that I created in My Drive, however these are also organized in another shared folder. I no longer need these folders in My Drive specifically as long as I can find ...
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How do I reset permissions for Google Drive documents in all subfolders?

OK, I've looked everywhere for the answer for this and don't seem to be able to find it. We are trying to get our Google Drive organised so that the right people get access to the right things ...