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Tagging a Google docs revision

Is it possible to "tag" a Google doc revision? Similar to tagging a revision in a source control system. I'd like to continue working on a document, however I'd like to log which revision of the ...
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Google Drive permalink that doesn't change with new file versions

I have a file that I'm storing on Google Drive and I update it frequently with new versions (multiple times a day, sometimes). So far, when I copy the link from the "Share" window that allows other ...
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Inserting a New Sheet in a Google Spreadsheet

How can I insert a new blank sheet (a new tab) into an existing Google Spreadsheet? I'm able to duplicate those that already exist on the bottom, but I can't find the menu option to insert a sheet. ...
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Math cases on Google Drive

How can I write math equations with multiple cases on Google Drive. I can't get the code below to work. This is how I would create it in LaTeX. \begin{cases} 0 & n = 0\\ 1 ...
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google drive widget/gadget needed [closed]

Is there a widget that will allow me to display perhaps the 10 most recent updated/added files on Google Drive (preferably in a specific directory) on a website. It'd be a very useful addition to our ...
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Why Is Google Drive convinced that I'm offline?

Okay, this is messed up. I opened up my budgets spreadsheet as I do every week, and realized that I could only edit 1-2 cells before everything would freeze up. Inspecting the UI, I found a tiny ...
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Create documents with plain text formatting in Google Docs

How do I make documents in Google Docs with plain text format? Sometimes I make changes to text pages on my site and upload them to the website. The files are PHP and I prepare the pages in ...
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Find out when a Google document was shared

In Google Docs, is there any way to find out exactly when a document was shared with somebody that I created and shared? This would be useful, at least for me, in finding out exactly when a document ...
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Can I post a file directly to Google Drive through email?

Is there a way to send files directly to Google drive from Gmail?
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How do we explicitly “save” in Google Docs word document?

Since I'm using Google Docs to save most of my files, I will visit it many times a day, sometimes to keep notes and stuff. Usually my edits are quick 10-second edits, and whenever I edit a document ...
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How to apply formulas, validation to newly added row (using add more rows at the bottom not using insert)?

I have formulas and validation in columns D, E, L, M and N. I want these formulas and validation to be automatic whenever I add rows using the option "Add more rows at the bottom". Not using insert ...
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Script to automatically change text value

In GDocs under Tools > Preferences, I can define automatic corrections, so that if I type l*, it spells low, h* -> high, etc. In Google Spreadsheet there is nothing like that. Can I do that with ...
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Copy draw.io diagram into google docs file

is it possible to copy a drawing created with Draw.io app (integrated with Drive) into a Google Doc? I managed to export the draw.io file as png and then pasting it inside the Google Doc, but it ...
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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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How to read epubs stored in Google drive on mobile phone?

Is there an ereader application that enables me to read my ebooks (in epub format) directly from my Google drive ?
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How to get the “Save in Google Docs” Option when viewing an attachment?

Using Google Chrome on two computers, two google accounts. I can click "View" next to an attachment within an email, the document will show in a new Google Drive tab with an option to "Save to Google ...
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Link to view PDF version of a Google Doc

I think there used to be a way to link to the PDF version of a Google doc, but now I can only make a link that downloads the PDF instead of viewing it in the browser. Does anybody know if the old ...
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Why can I not see revision history of shared Google Docs documents?

My friend shared a document with me on Google Docs. The document was then edited, and is now at revision 2. How do I view revision 1? For some reason I cannot click "see revision history". Are ...
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How to attach uploaded files in Google Drive to another email [duplicate]

I have files uploaded to my Google Drive. I want to send an email and attach to it one of my already uploaded files, without having to upload the file again. The file is classified as public. How do ...
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Edit files with Google Docs but store them locally in home folder

How can I use Google Docs/Drive to be able to work on and edit files using the app but have the files stored on and accessed from my local machine? I see many many benefits to Google Docs - the ...
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Google Drive Public Folder Dropbox

Is it possible within a Google Drive domain to have a shared folder with read/write permissions but not delete permissions that would copy a file that is "shared" with that folder instead of it being ...
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Mass importing documents into Google Doc

I'm looking for a way to import a lot of documents to Google Docs (not just uploading to drive). Is there some way to do this?
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Google spreadsheet column to have same function throughout column

I have three columns. Two columns have values in them. In the third column I want to have each row be a percentage of the other two values in that row (ex. =N2/L2). How can I have this third column ...
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Google Drive HTML Collaboration

How can I allow for multiple Google Drive users to edit the same HTML document at a time? Whenever I use an HTML file it doesn't allow it to be edited in Drive (by me or the other user).
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Who Deleted the Folder?

I have a Google Drive shared folder with my company, and we think one of our recently fired employees purposefully deleted a folder. It does not come up in the Trash or under All Items when any of our ...
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Alphabetized file sorting in Google Drive

For a while everything was sorted in alphabetical order in Google Drive, but it recently changed to last-used at the top. How do I set it to go back to alphabetical order, so I can find them quickly?
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Gmail - how to create fixed mail?

My case - These days I send my CV every day to lots of contact , such that it each time send same mail but different "To" address. In order to avoid re-upload the CV for each sent , I uploaded the ...
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How to export Google Docs Presentation speaker notes?

Is there a good way to export the speaker notes out of a presentation in Google Docs Presentation and keep the formatting? The things I tried are Printing—this works fine only if the notes are ...
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Share Google Drive files via Facebook

I just finished my enquiry to college in Google Drive and now I can't send it via Facebook. I click "share" and then "Facebook" and it opens a window in it. I select my friends from Facebook and ...
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Apply conditional formatting rules to Google spreadsheet column past set limit (10)

Limit to conditional formatting appears to be 10 per column. Any work around except creating another column next to it for those additional rules or functions, then copy/paste data from one column to ...
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How do I edit a docx-document received in Gmail online on Google Docs?

I received a docx-document on my Gmail. I clicked "view", and then the "Save in Google Docs" button. Now in Google Docs, I can only view the document but not edit it. How do I edit the document in ...
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Is there a way to generate number of days in a month in Google Docs Spreadsheet?

The title kind of says it all but just to give you the use case, I have a spreadsheet where I track monthly ad revenue and want to end up with a daily revenue column. Here's a simplified example of ...
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I cannot find a decent markdown editor that supports google drive

I really like to use Markdown, it is MUCH faster than fighting stupid word processing software (be it Word, Google Docs, Libre Office... all of them are mostly terrible) Except... Seemly noone ...
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How to use triggers with functions that require parameters from the spreadsheet?

I found a simple and great solution to retrieve JSON into a Google spreadsheet. I want the function ImportJSON to update regularly via a trigger (event or time-based, I still haven't decided what I ...
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How to rotate images saved in Google Drive

On a regular basis I take pictures with my Android phone and upload them to Google drive. Sometimes I take the picture upside down and want to rotate it. In Google Drive how do you do this? I found ...
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We are sharing corporate data, how to improve our Google Drive setup?

We have a corporate Google Apps account (paid), and we have a central user (I will call it CompanyArchive) that owns all of the documents that were on a network drive before we started using Google ...
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Count the number of words in a string in Google Spreadsheet

I have a simple Google spreadsheet with a number of text strings. I just want the number of words contained in each cell. Is there an in-build Google spreadsheet function I may use?
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Can I install custom fonts in Google Docs

I want to know if I can use my custom fonts in Google Docs or any other Google Drive products.
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Google Spreadsheet Change X and Y Axis

I am trying to graph the temperature of a substance versus the time the substance has been heated. My data is as follows: A | B Time (Minutes) | Temperature (ºC) 0 ...
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Saving a GMail attachment to Google Docs

Is there a way to save an email attachment in GMail to Google Docs?
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Import Google Docs document revision history into a Git repository?

I'd like to view the revision history of a Google Docs document using more flexible tools like Git, and possibly migrate some content from Google Docs into a Git project. Google Docs has an API with ...
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Voice chat in Google Drive

I was working collaboratively with a Google Drive document at the same time i was speaking to the other parties on Skype voice chat. It got me thinking is there a voice chat feature inbuilt into ...
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Adding and deleting sheets in Google Spreadsheets

How can I restrict users from adding new and deleting existing sheets in Google Spreadsheets? Only the owner of the spreadsheet should be able to do that. Other users should not be able to do that.
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Using Google Docs with Trello

I use Trello to upload blog articles so my team can see them, and select who will edit which post. Instead of uploading Word files from various computers, is there a way we could use Google Docs and ...
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Is there a way to count how many entries in a given column have a particular value?

I have a spreadsheet which keeps track of duels between two players in a game. Each row has the number of the match and the winner, given by their initial, X or Y. I want to know if it's possible to ...
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Find out the folder path of the current doc in Google Docs [duplicate]

I am able to search a file and open it. But I am not able to locate the folder which has this file. There is not Properties in the File menu.
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Is there a Master Password for Google Drive documents?

So I have a special document that I already set to self-private. However, I want to also make a Master Password for that document in case somebody accidentally gets into my account or the somehow ...
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Can I receive large files from anyone via Google Drive?

Our business uses Google Apps for email/ file storage etc. Occasionally our clients need to send us files that are simply too large to be sent as email attachments. We're talking hundreds of ...
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Can I export/copy google docs of a user without changing his password?

How can I copy/export a users Google Drive without knowing his password? (I am system admin off course) If I knew the password , I could use the batch export. But I don't want to update/change his ...