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How to optimize images in Google Presentation?

Google Presentations allows you to crop and re-size imported images into a presentation, but the changes aren't permanent. Is it possible to make image changes permanent and therefore save filesize ...
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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 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 document freezes at "0% importing", as shown below: I can no ...
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Google Drive: Editing docx at the same time

I'm new to Google Drive and I've also used the built in editors to create documents and spreadsheets. For school, I've created a folder for one subject, where I'll have to work with 2 other guys from ...
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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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Show & Sync Google Slides speaker notes on separate device

Invariably when I give a presentation in a new room or conference center the resolution is all different and I cannot see my speaker notes in a consistent way on my laptop, or the screen the audience ...
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How to view orphans in Google Drive

Assume someone shares a folder with me, he remains the owner of the folder. Then I put some (many) files into this folder, of which I am and remain the owner. Then that someone revokes my access to ...
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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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Can I use a Google Drive download URL to stream unprocessed video?

How can I use the download feature on Drive to stream an unprocessed video through VLC or another video player?
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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 enable duplicating questions in Google form by the user who is filling it

I have a Google form with two parts. The first part is personal details (name, phone etc.). The second part is other information from the users. For my real needs, each part contains several ...
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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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Which items has my access been restricted to?

I recently saw this message in my Recent activity feed in Google Drive: [Name Redacted] restricted access to 3 items How do i find out which items I've lost access to? My drive has a large number ...
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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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Requiring users to sign in to edit a document on Google Drive

I have a document shared publicly (anyone with the link can edit). Is there a way of requesting singning-in in order to make any edits? I think I've seen a doc shared this way, but I don't have such ...
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Google Drive offline mode keeps changing back to disabled

I am using Windows 8 and I have enabled Google Drive offline mode multiple times, however it never stays. Whenever I need to access it offline, I always find it doesn't work, and then when I connect ...
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How to disable folder view?

I'm used to opening links in new tabs by clicking them with middle mouse button, but Google Drive decided to override that to also open them in some useless "Folder View" mode that doesn't allow for ...
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How can I compare my local folder to the Google Drive Copy?

I'm having wierd stuff happen where my local copy of my Google Drive folders seems out of sync (despite Gdrive saying it's sync'd) for example, the folder names are different. And changing one doesn't ...
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Downloadable Setups for Google Drive Applications

Is there a page from where to download various Google Drive application setups? I noticed various Google Drive apps allow online installations only. But the problem is at my workplace, there is a ...
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How to download all revisions of my files on Google Drive?

I have > 50 revisions of some files on my Google Drive, and now I want to download all of them onto my computer. Going through them one by one is very painful; how can I download all of them at once? ...
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Some Google Drive Docs have error “This error has been reported to Google…”

For a few months, when I load some of my Google Drive wordprocessing docs, I get the Jacascript popup error in Chrome (latest version): This error has been reported to Google and we'll look into ...
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Facility for Commenting / Reviewing / Annotation text like Google Docs or Kindle Annotations

I am looking for a program (preferably a web app like Google Docs) that enables lightweight commenting / review / annotation of textual content by multiple users. I want something rather like Google ...
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update a zip file in Google drive

I have uploaded a zip archive in Google drive. Can I add another file inside this zip archive in Google drive without uploading a new version of the zip archive? I have shared the first zip archive ...
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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 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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How to make google drive to index on “tags” attributes set by OS?

After moving my photos from Windows 7 to Google Drive and trying to search by keyword it looks like "tags" attribute is not fully used. I was able to search on Windows 7 and get all files with ...
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How can I see statistics for a Google Drive Presentation

Specifically, I'd like to see the amount of visits that it gets and the geographic region. Is that possible at all? Searching in Google it looks like it was possible at some point but for the life of ...
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How can I save indentation depth in Google Docs

Is possible to save the indent tags for bulleted lists? I don't want to have to constantly reset the borders for every new list I make. It's possible so save every other setting, so why not this?
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Google Docs: A Folder Shared with me exists, but doesnt appear under “Folders Shared With Me”

I have a fairly large collaborative google docs project (around ~1000 members). The files are organized into folders and the folders as a whole are shared with all the members. Up until recently all ...
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Combine checkbox and paragraph in Google Forms

I am trying to create a new survey. The question will be directed to the patients about their current pharmacological therapy. I prepared a checkbox list of medications, but I can't add a textbox ...
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Google drive deleting my gsheet files by itself

I have not opened or deleted any of my files on Google Drive, however from time to time I see a number of my gsheet files in my trash folder. When I click on the googledrive icon it shows files synced ...
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Google+ photos to edit (possibly through Google Drive)

I do not understand why pictures that I do not want to edit are editable in Google+ whereas those which I do want to edit are not editable. I do not see Edit button for them. I hear that Google ...
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How to embed a Google spreadsheet with just cells and sheet list?

This answer shows how to hide the UI and sheet list by appending rm=minimal to the URL. Is there a way to hide the UI but not the sheet list? I want to insert the spreadsheet on another page with an ...
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How to bring the Google Doc chat settings icon back?

I'm working in a chat window of a Google Docs document someone shared with me. There is however something strange going on with the chat window in that document. It is full height and cannot be ...
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How can I see hidden files in Google Drive?

Some Android apps use my Google Drive account to backup their data. However, I am not able to see any files. I want to see and download a copy of the backup data. Are these files hidden? How can I ...
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How can I convert all URLs in a Google document into links?

When I type a URL (such as http://www.domain.com) into a Google Drive document, it will automatically be converted into a link that you can click. But when I copied the contents of a text file ...
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Open Recent instead of My Drive in Google Drive

Is it posible to open Google Drive on Recent items instead of My Drive? I saw the website opens the url https://drive.google.com/drive/#my-drive, and what I need is to open ...
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How can one serve a single google spreadsheet cell content to a web page?

I can embed a Google Docs/Spreadsheet's whole tab/table on a web page. Is there a simple way to publish the (unformated) content of a single cell?
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Why is there sometimes no “Move to trash”/“Move to bin”

I'm trying to clean up some old Google Sheets, but some of them don't have a "move to bin" menu option: Other spreadsheets do have it: What's the difference? How can I delete spreadsheets that ...
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Google Drive track furthest read page in a PDF, or have selectable text in uploaded Google Books?

Is there a way to automatically track the furtherest read page of a PDF in in Google Docs? I have some large text books and other technical reading I'm working through slowly. I've uploaded them to ...
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Create a shortcut to file in Google Drive

Is it possible to have a shortcut to a file or folder from another folder in Google Drive? I want to have the same file pointed to from several locations.
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Hosting Tiddlywiki on Google Drive

I have a gaming group and we share a number of documents via Google Drive. I'm now looking at putting together a Tiddlywiki (or some other stand-alone wiki-like package) to keep track of all of the ...
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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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Given a Google document ID, is it possible to see other publicly shared documents from the same account?

If I have some document IDs from a user that publicly shared them, I would like to see the other documents shared by that user. Is this possible?
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How to insert copied text or images by right click in Google Drive

In Google Drive, is there a way to allow pasting by right click and selecting paste? Why do they disabled this feature by default? Sometimes it’s faster than pressing ctrl+V if your hand is already on ...
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How to align decimals in Google Drive

How can I align decimals in Google drive editing? I'm using a regular document, Might have been uploaded as a wps file. Could the list I'm working on be converted to a spreadsheet? W/o retyping, or ...
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How to prevent user from downloading my Google Sheets

I have made a few useful spreadsheets for my company. I want to put them on Google Sheets, so my colleagues can use it online to make inputs and get results. But I do not want them to know the ...
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Is there a way to automatically exclude folders when adding a Google Doc to a Trello card?

Recently, when attaching a Google Doc to a Trello Card, I get the list of all folders and files in my Google Docs. And it lists the Folders at the top. There are so many folders, in fact (maybe 40 ...
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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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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 ...