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How can I obliterate the history of a Google Docs document?

I have a Google Docs document that I want to share, but I don't want to retain the revision history when I do so. What's the easiest way to go about this?
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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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Sum of dynamic number of values derived from fomula in Google spreadsheet

In short my question is this. If I use the SUM function (or some other function) that can take one or more arguments, is there some way I can pass in these arguments as an array which varies over some ...
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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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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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Google Docs keeps reverting to Arial 11pt

I use Google Docs for typing up a lot of work, and I like to type it up in Garamond. However when I add line-breaks sometimes Google Docs decides to revert to Arial 11pt (the default style for a new ...
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How to track viewership in Google Docs?

Using Google Docs, how can I track how many views my shared documents receive ? Say, I share it with 5 collaborators, how do I know if the document has really been viewed, if so how many times ? ...
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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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Importing responses into a Google Docs Form (spreadsheet)

I have some Google Docs Forms and I would like to import legacy survery data into the responses spreadsheet, so as to benefit from the data presentation features (having the combined data set) but ...
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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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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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Display Sheet Name in Google Sheet

How can the current sheet's name be displayed as the result of a function in a Google Drive Sheet? I know this seems like a duplicate of Display Sheet Name in Google Spreadsheet but the answer to ...
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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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When uploading a file to Google Drive must you stay on the page?

When uploading to Google Drive must one leave the web page open that is doing the upload? I tested and navigated away from the page and when I came back, even though the upload was around 90%, it ...
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Connect Draw.io to Google Drive [migrated]

I am trying connect Draw.io to Google Drive. I think the problem may be the browser cookies because I can connect Draw.io to Drive when I use the Incognito mode in Google Chrome. I have deleted the ...
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Google Forms - Checkboxes - Edit Option

I've got a google form with a checkboxes question: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ngHnWZlyZQ3RirL7X4rHj8_x9gLa_CvVyPiyLkUmQls/viewform I edited an option (to clarify it), and now the number of ...
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Google Forms - Checkbox - Other

I've got a google form with a checkboxes question: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ngHnWZlyZQ3RirL7X4rHj8_x9gLa_CvVyPiyLkUmQls/viewform I can see from the responses summary that two respondents have ...
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Google Docs / Drive: Why are some Greek symbols not properly displayed?

My friend shared with me a Google document. This document includes some Greek symbols like tao, lambda, omega, sigma, etc. But I can't see these symbols! I also tried to search symbols by the menu ...
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Sharing Folders with Groups in Google Apps

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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to automatically re-share files shared to a Google account?

Is it possible to set up one Google Account so that it automatically re-shares anything shared with it to another account? I tried doing it with IFTTT, but the Google Drive Channel has no Triggers, ...
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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 can Google Docs and markdown play nice?

I love Google Docs. I write notes, essays, correspondences, invoices, journal entries, business ideas, planning documents- everything on there. I also love the markdown format. I'm a programmer so ...
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Joined a Google group now shared files appears to Google Drive?

I recently joined a Google Group and upon joining, several shared files started appearing in my Google Drive. Is there a way to prevent this from happening without leaving the group?
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I shared a folder on Google Drive to another user with Edit rights. He can see it but can't upload file

He can see the share folder. But there is no menu on the left of his drive webpage. So he can't add, create, remove anything. Just view.
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Can you access a spreadsheet using the Google Drive API that doesn't belong to you, assuming you are authenticated?

I have a spreadsheet that my client wishes to keep private. They also wish to sell the information that can be calculated using it (its really complicated, with lots of up to date information in it). ...
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Editing LibreOffice .odt in Google Docs?

Is there any way to edit an .odt file directly in Google Docs which was created with LibreOffice Writer and uploaded to Google Drive whilst preserving the ODT format and not converting it to Google ...
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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 change Google Docs default quotation symbols

Default quotation symbols in Google Docs are curly ones “”. I would like to use command line quotes like "". I can't find any solution except : Insert -> Special Characters -> Punctuation -> ...
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Google Docs - select words that are not together?

Is there a way to select words that are not all together like you can with the ctrl key in Word? Sorry if this is obvious, but I haven't been able to find an answer elsewhere.
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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 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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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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Hide sections, pages or text boxes in a Google Drive Document [duplicate]

In a previous post a second question was ignored and there were no answers given. Folding: In Lotus Notes there was this nice option of folding. You get a small triangle that you can use for ...
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How to protect documents, spreadsheets, presentations which are shared on Google Drive

I shared some documents, spreadsheets, presentations on Google Drive but I want to restrict users from downloading or copying them. I want users be able only to view these files, not edit, copy or ...
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Google Sites: File upload to Google Drive

I would like to use Google Sites to create a web site, where users can upload files. These uploaded files are stored at Google Drive, and data about the file is stored in a Google spreadsheet. Are ...
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Why does Google Drive delete files removed from the local computer?

I recently installed Google Drive in my Windows 8 Pro and there is a folder for Google Drive. When I put my files into this folder it got uploaded to Google Drive. When the uploads were completed, I ...
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Google Sheets: Reference one sheet from another, where the user may not have view access to the referenced sheet

This is what I'd like to do: The public (even you!) would have view access to a particular Google sheet. It would draw data from another Google sheet, which you DO NOT have any access to. Using ...
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How to remove Google Drive document from only one folder?

I have one document in My Drive which is located in three different folders. I want to keep the document in two of the folders and remove it from only one of the folders. I don't want to "move" the ...
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Filter Google Drive docs that are Shared with Me, but not Moved to My Drive

In Google Drive, is there a way to list only those files which have been Shared with Me, but which I have not Moved to My Drive ? I would like to be able to easily distinguish those files so that I ...
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How to display calendar for a question in Google Form that asks for date input?

Is it possible for a form that was created in Google Docs to display calendar of a current month so a user can answer a question that asks about a date?
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Can Google Drive Document Permissions be centrally managed for free?

Currently, document authors in the not-for-profit community group I belong to grant access to each individual document explicitly to each person who needs access. This isn't convenient when a new ...
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How can I exclude a specific folder from Google Drive search results?

I want to search for let's say *.doc from all my files in Google Drive but I want to exclude results from a certain folder let's say old docs. What do I type in?
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Google Drive search function not searching correctly within documents

I have a folder in my Google Drive with just one document called "links". This document contains just the following text: java 5 enums enumerations full version When I type "enunms" [sic] in the ...
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Is it possible to hide row numbers in a Google Documents spreadsheet?

When looking at a numbered list that starts at the number 1, the row numbers are potentially confusing. (Assuming one has row 1 as column heading labels, item 1 will be on row 2, item 2 on row 3, and ...
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How to enable Google Drive access for selective set of users

How to enable Google Drive access for selective set of users, so that they can use the Drive software on their machines to organize data. Rest of the users should just have web access alone.