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When are Google drive and Google docs indexed?

I have published my doc as Public on the Web -- Anyone on the Internet can find and view a long time ago. But, when I search for the pieces of my published document, Google result is empty. Should I ...
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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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What is the difference between google doc “share” and “publish on the web” options?

I see that there is a sharing option, "Public on the Web -- Anyone on the Internet can find and view" which can be found in the google docs file menu as well as google drive file options. I ...
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Can't pass values to custom functions as parameters [on hold]

My Google Apps Script function myFunction() { var files = DriveApp.getFiles(); while (files.hasNext()) { var file = files.next(); Logger.log(file.getName()); } } returns "You do not have ...
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Upload/publish video from new Google Drive to YouTube?

I am struggling to find a way to upload/publish video from the new Google Drive to (Google's) YouTube. I am trying to avoid downloading the file to my local disk and uploading it again - it's already ...
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How to remove myself from shared Google Drive folder?

I left a project with a massive Google Drive shared folder. For a number of reasons, namely that I don't want all of those files indexed when I search my personal Drive files, I want to un-share the ...
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How to host a privately shared website on Google Drive?

I've created this html+javascript based website via jalbum. And I'm currently uploading it to Google Drive. Before Google Drive, I was uploading it to Dropbox, but stopped that upload, believing that ...
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Is there a way to automatically download all images from Google Hangouts conversations posted by other people? [on hold]

When I'm in a Google Hangouts chat in iOS, I can click an image that someone posts and choose "Save photo". Is there a way to automatically do this for every photo? Not onto the phone necessarily but ...
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Add link-shared spreadsheet to Google Drive

Suppose someone shares a document with me (and others) using the public link sharing feature of Google Drive. This link is set to allow edits from any user. Can I get it to show up in my drive, ...
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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 shared with people. The Google Help page on the topic provides a few clues but the following query is not allowed: owner:me to:* but a ...
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How to grant a specific list of user to access Google Form?

Currently when I click on the "Send Form" button in Google Form and user will be able to input the form when they know the URL. Is it possible to grant a specific user to have access to the form? (So ...
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How do I open the Google Drive folder of the file I am editing?

It used to be that if I clicked the white icon with the colored background in the top-left, it would take me to my folder on Google Drive. Now it takes me to these worthless links: ...
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Attach Google Docs to a gmail message

I can only link and not attach Google Docs. So, if the recipient does not have Google Drive, I have to download a converted document and upload it again. This is very time consuming and inefficient. ...
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How I delete all my Google Docs (with no collections)?

A similar question to mine has been asked before - I want to be able to delete all my Google Docs at once. I used a synchronization app called Syncplicity which synced all my documents with my Google ...
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Get share link of multiple files in Google Drive

I'd like to put the share link to a my files in spreadsheet to make it easier to to share. Is it possible to get the link to all files without going to each file individually?
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Problem adding Image to hyperlink in Google Sheets

I want an image to be my hyperlink in Google sheets. Here is my code: =HYPERLINK("google.com/de", IMAGE("http://s5.favim.com/orig/69/hi-love-quote-start-Favim.com-658946.jpg")) The image shows up ...
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“You've reached the bandwidth limit for viewing or downloading files that aren't in Google Docs format. Please try again later.”

I just got this message from google docs: You've reached the bandwidth limit for viewing or downloading files that aren't in Google Docs format. Please try again later. You can also try to ...
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Google Document “shrunk” while editing

I was editing a Google Document and I hit something on my keyboard that made all of the text really small and the document also shrunk. How do I fix this?
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Shared file on desktop mode edit in Google Drive

When you share a folder with others, Google says you can "add it to your personal files" so that it shows up on the desktop version of Google Drive. However, I have found that when this is done, ...
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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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Why does Google Docs still ask me for permission when people try to view my doc?

I created a doc that I want anyone with a link to see. Here are the settings I used: I gave that link to people on my site. For some reason, every week, I get emails from Google Docs saying that ...
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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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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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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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How to open Google Drive and Google Plus links with my non-primary Google account?

My personal email is my primary Google account. But my company uses Google enterprise, and colleagues are always sharing Google Plus and Google Drive links with me. When I click them, I usually see ...
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Create direct links to videos on Google Drive

How to create non-expiring direct links to video files on Google Drive that will download the file instead of opening them in the browse ?
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In Google Drive, how do you find the folder a file is contained in?

In Google Drive, how do you find the folder a file is contained in? For example, say you search for a file named big_apple.jpg and find it. Is there a way to know which folder it is in, for example ...
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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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How to convert PDF to google doc for several files, to save space

I'm trying to save space on my google drive. I noticed I have several PDFs stored, most of which are over 1MB. According to the website, Google Drive can convert PDF to google doc (which is nice as it ...
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Does Cognito Forms support integration with Google Docs?

I just created my first form. Now the question is how do I make it available for my staff to use it? We are currently using Google Business apps and I would like to import it into Google Drive. The ...
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Change Google Apps account

I use Google Apps a long time. Recently I created a domain and set up the Google Apps, but he is no longer free. I found that in some ancient accounts, I have to add new e-mail accounts, including ...
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How to make Google Docs presentation in a Google Sites web page publicly viewable?

I embedded a presentation in a web page all inside the same Google Apps domain but only people who are signed in can see the presentation. I am the domain admin and I modified the setting in Manage ...
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Copying a file and placing it into multiple folders in Google Drive

I am trying to take a single Google document and send it to multiple folders at the same time. The documents needs to be copied into each one so that if a modification is made in one folder, the ...
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How can I find a Google Document I edited yesterday?

A coworker gave me a link to a doc. I edited it. Now I can't find it in my "recent" list or in the "shared with me" list. The doc wasn't shared with me. It was a link to a doc that anyone could edit, ...
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Are Google documents URLs permanent?

I like using Google documents but I want to be able to tag my documents properly (without using a hierarchy structure) My plan is to create the documents in Google docs and then link to them in ...
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Insert a datatable directly under my chart in Google Spreadsheets

How do I create a data table directly under my chart on Google spreadsheets? I want to achieve something similar to the figure below. In MS Excel it is called datatable and it is inserted by a click ...
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Freeze columns in Google Sheets for multiple users

Is there any way for multiple users working on a Google Docs spreadsheet to freeze columns and rows the same way filter view works?
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Google Docs invitation to edit on my Outlook email address

I have got an invitation to edit a Google doc on my outlook.com email address, but every time I click on the link, I get the message “You need permission”. I am signed in to my Gmail account as well ...
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How to lock a Google Document?

I would like to lock an important Document in Google Drive, so that modification I made in fly-by-mistakes don't get saved. I am the owner of the document. Is this possible? Or is there a feature ...
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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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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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Re-sizing my photos in Google Drive

I too have a problem with Google Drive storage in that all my photos have been automatically uploaded to Google Drive at full size taking up almost 100% of my 15GB storage quota. It is possible to ...
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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 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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Not reveal indentity when sharing documents to the public by Google document and by Dropbox

I would like to share some documents to the public by Google document and by Dropbox, so that the public can view the documents without downloading them, but without my identity being revealed. I ...
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What “Send without sharing” feature do in Gmail when sending attached file from Google Drive?

In Gmail, when sending a message with attachment from Google Drive, there are three options: Share & send Cancel Send without sharing If I choose the "Send without sharing" option, will the ...
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How do I migrate Google Drive from 'Google Apps for Business' account to a personal Google Drive account

I want to migrate Google Drive from a 'Google Apps for Business' account to a personal Google Drive account, as my company has decided to move to office365+sharepoint, and close down the Google Apps ...
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How can you restrict a user from deleting Google Drive documents they are shared on?

What is the best way to allow a Google Drive user to edit documents but not delete them? Our organization has many files and would like to protect some less tech savvy users from disrupting numerous ...
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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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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. ...