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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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How to extract info from the subject line and add to Google Spreadsheet?

I'd like to be able to extract tasks from the subject line of an email in Gmail (using some sort of custom syntax) and then insert the task as a row in a shared Google Spreadsheet. Currently the ...
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Can I have private files in public folders?

Google allows me to make the file private but I am not sure that making it private has effect.
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How can I publish a word document on the same URL but changing content from time to time?

I have a very simple thing to do which suddenly became hugely difficult. I need to publish a word document on the same URL but I will change its content from time to time. Solutions I tried so far: ...
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Search for publicly shared files on Google Drive

Is there any feature in Google Drive to search for files and folders shared publicly by other users? I have uploaded some e-books online and I need to know how the public users can access them without ...
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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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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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How do I log access to folders in Google Drive?

I'd like to share a folder with someone outside of my domain and have a log of when they download any content from that folder. Is this something that could be done with a Google Apps script? E.g. I ...
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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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If I replace a PDF file in Google Drive, will the share link stay the same, or will I have to give out a new one?

If I replace a PDF file in Google Drive, by dragging a new one into the folder on my hard drive and ok-ing the replace operation when Windows asks, will the share link stay the same, or will I have to ...
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What is consuming my Google Drive space?

I'm confused. Google Drive app says I consume 5 GB of space, yet the folder on my computer is merely 90 MB big.
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Transferring files across from restricted Google Drive account

I'm using Google Drive with my organisation account (i.e. x@y.com not x@gmail.com). I'm trying to transfer all my files to my personal account (x@gmail.com). However, when I go to share everything and ...
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How can I give permissions to access Google Docs document for non-Google users?

Can I give viewing permissions for Google Docs documents to users with no Google account (for example with a Yahoo account)?
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I shared a folder on Google Drive to another user with Edit rights. He can see it but, but why can't he upload a 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. How come?
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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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Transfer photos from Flickr to Google Drive

Do you know a way to transfer my photos from Flickr to Google Drive without downloaded all the data on my computer. May be using a Web Service which can do it ? Thanks
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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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How to disable auto-save in Google Docs?

I'm using Google Docs to edit a large document that I need to access from my 2 laptops and 1 desktop. All is good except when at office, the Google Docs always freezes with message "trying to reach ...
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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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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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How to Fill Out a Document in Google Docs

In a Google Document, how would I type "over" a line created by underscores or achieve a similar looking result? I would like to type my responses in the designated areas indicated by the underscores ...
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See last modification in Google Drive/Spreadsheets

In my Google Drive I see when a spreadsheet was modified: How to go about seeing what the modification was?
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Can I hide from “Shared with Me” the documents others users shared with me?

My problem is that I dont want have a "Shared with Me" folder cluttered with all the docs people shared with me. I prefer move those docs to specifics folders in my folder tree. I did that and all is ...
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Benefits of using Google Drive client over manual package upload

I am using Google Drive for backup. I 7zip my work and upload to Drive via Web interface. I keep multiple 7zip files like DesktopApps.7z, WebApps.7z, Documents.7z, etc. What are the benefits of having ...
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How to reset a Google document sharing link

I have set the sharing permission for a file in Google Drive to Anyone who has the link can view. However, while I still want to be able to share this file, I want to generate a new link and revoke ...
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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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Avoid Download and Upload in Google Drive to Share when I am not owner

I have been shared a folder by my client and I am not the owner of the folder. I know that sharing this folder is not possible, however presently I am forced to download the folder and upload it ...
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Google Drive: download folder as zip

Is it possible to download a Google Drive folder as a zip? I've seen that this is possible in Google Plus. How can I do this?
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Google Doc shared with Google Apps account that doesn't have Docs

I have a personal Google account (example@gmail.com), as well as an institutional Google Apps account (example@example.com). However, the Google Apps account is set such that Google Docs is disabled ...
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Exporting PDF from Google Drive doc - File name loses all spaces

We use Google Drive to create documents, and when we publish / release them we export them as a .pdf by using the inbuilt File > Download as > PDF Document (pdf). But when we get the PDF file ...
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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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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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How do I merge columns but preserve data Google spreadsheets [closed]

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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Can I embed Google Drive in a web page?

Google Sites and Calendar and various other services have frames you can embed in other sites. In particular Google Groups has a particularly decent embed functionality. Security issues aside, I ...
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Google Docs equation for adding rolling dates and two different column

I'm a pilot that sometimes flies a plane with a single engine and other times I fly a plane with more the one engine. What I would like to do is have an equation that will take these two columns and ...
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Is there a Google Docs (or -spreadsheets) API to scroll the view?

If I want to scroll to a particular paragraph in Google Docs, or a particular cell in Google spreadsheets, is there a way to do that via Google Apps script?
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Create table of contents in Google Docs from only specific heading types

If I have a Google Docs document with various heading values, can I create table of contents from only specific heading values? The reason I'd like to do this is to create a to-do list that updates ...
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Translating a document in Google Drive

I'm trying to translate a spreadsheet I've uploaded to Drive and converted to a Sheet. However there is no "Translate" option for me in the Tools menu, as per this article: ...
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How can I remove myself as a viewer from a Google Docs document?

I was an editor of a private Google Docs spreadsheet, and the current owner of the spreadsheet is another person. I cannot remember if I could move the spreadsheet to the recycle bin, but I could edit ...
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View/compare revision differences in new Google Docs document

In the new version of Google Docs is it possible to view/compare revision differences as you used to be able to do to see the changes highlighted. I know you can view previous versions but what I ...
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Google Docs links don't work when embedded in Google Site as iframe

I'm attempting to embed the "published to web" version of a Google doc as an iFrame inside a Google Sites page. My goal is for it to be "seamless" (i.e., the site's page viewer doesn't even know the ...
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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 ...