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Self-Hosted alternative to Google Docs? [closed]

Is there any hosted, browser-based software - preferably running on PHP, but I'm ready to consider other possibilities as well - that comes close to the experience of using Google Docs? I'm interested ...
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Google Drive low bandwidth or basic HTML view or mobile view in desktop

I am using my smartphone as a wi-fi hotspot and have GPRS/2G/3G (selected according to location) to which my computer system connects for Internet access. Usually the speed is low, like 12 Kbytes/sec. ...
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Adding equations to Google Docs presentation

In Google Docs' document editor, there's a rudimentary support for adding mathematical equations. I didn't find anything like that in Google Docs presentation editor. Anyone know a workaround?
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Can “Shared with you” on Google Drive be filtered into folders?

Specifically, I would like to know if there is any way, either through a script or through the API so that files shared with me from another user are automatically placed into a folder. The sorting ...
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Does Google Drive OCR images for the search internal function in Google Drive?

I was just searching my Google Drive account for a document containing the word 'internet' and the top hit was a screenshot i took of instructions of how to configure the DNS settings to use for a ...
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Google Docs - Add link to header by url fragment

I already know how to add links via Bookmarks and Table of Contents. I also know how to directly link to a header However, rather than pasting the entire url for the header, which creates an ...
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Retrieving Gsheets from an old account

My IT department switched hosting from Google. They copied all of the files in my Google Drive and switched off the account. Unfortunately I not only had files, I also had Gsheets specific to ...
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How can I see all files as the administrator in Google drive?

I administrate a Google Apps domain. I'd like to see a comprehensive list of all files under management. How do I go about doing this? Is it impossible?
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Embed Draw.io drawing in a Google Doc

Is there any way to do this, apart from exporting to png or some other format and then importing into Google Doc?
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Google spreadsheet: protect formatting while allowing to change data

As the title says, I would like to protect the formatting of a cell (or a range of cells) in a google spreadsheet, but still allow changing the data in that (or those) cell(s). For example, I want to ...
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How to allow users with a link to view documents

I own a Google account, and use Docs (spreadsheet in Drive) to make a document to be shared with anyone having the link. However the only options available (in Sharing) are share with people of the ...
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How can I make URLs automatically hyperlinked on a web-published Google Doc?

When I publish google docs to the web like this one: https://docs.google.com/View?id=dc7gj86r_22pv9qqffp I can manually turn a URL into a hyperlink as I did on the first two, but how can I make ...
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How to share Entire Google Drive—right click menu with “share” option on “My Drive” not available

I can right click a folder But not the entire drive Background For my employer, I want to share my entire Google Drive space provided by them. I want to be able to have a direct URL to my whole ...
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Backup Google Drive to Dropbox

I want to... automatically perform a one way sync from Google Drive to Dropbox convert the files to a format supported by LibreOffice or HTML during the synchronization. But any non proprietary and ...
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How do I find and delete large files from Google Docs?

The company I work for uses Google Apps (currently the free edition). I am nearing my storage limits (1GB) for the associated Google Docs. Is there a way to find the large files (non Google Docs ...
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Can I get an RSS feed of changes to a Google Doc?

If I would like to track edits to a Google Doc or inputs to a Google Form by receiving an RSS feed thereof, how do I go about doing so?
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How can I share the entire contents from one Google Drive account as a folder in another user's Google Drive?

For example, I have a Google Drive account for my business and a Google Drive account for myself. Some of the folders in both accounts have the same names (e.g., accounts, pics, documents etc.), ...
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How can I share an entire Google Drive account's contents as a folder in another account's Drive?

I have multiple Google Accounts: one personal, one for a business I run, another at a non-profit I work at. Since I can only sign into Drive as one user for the purposes of the desktop syncing app (on ...
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Upload to Google Docs through email

How do I upload a document to Google Docs through an email attachment? I remember seeing a feature of being able to email my document through and have it saved in Google Docs. Does this still work ...
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How can I put an equation into a Google Docs Presentation and maintain the formatting?

I read a similar question on the Google Docs Help forums, but if I copy an equation that contains a symbol without using an image (such as the ∈ symbol), the symbol goes away in the presentation. Is ...
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How to sort files in folder by date created?

Is there a way to sort files in a folder by the date of their creation? I'm trying to figure out in which order my documents were created.
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Check how much storage space I have left on Google Docs

How do I check out how much storage space I have left with my Google Docs account? Is there a page or indicator that will show me the quota I have remaining?
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What happens to documents saved locally when they are deleted or unshared remotely

I am looking everywhere to understand how it works. Basically, I have some files I do not want to share anymore with some coworkers. I have revoked the permissions on Google Drive web interface. Now ...
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Is there a way to get an embed link for a Google Drawing?

I have a drawing in Google Docs Drawings, and I would like to embed a PNG/GIF of it in a web page, but I would like the embedded image to remain up to date with any changes made to the drawing. Is ...
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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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Is it possible to see the date/time for a Google Drive folder for the most recent add/modify/delete time/date of something within it?

Is it possible to see the date/time of the item that was most recently changed within a Google Drive folder, without having to find that item within the folder first? When browsing Google Drive in a ...
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Google Drive: copy a file with the web interface

I want to copy a file in my Google Drive using the web interface. Adding it to another folder seems to create a hard link rather than a file that can be changed independently of the original. There ...
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Collaborating on a PDF in Google Drive

I have had a PDF shared with me in Google Drive. I am trying to collaborate but cannot get it to work. Any help out there? Breda
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Applying new custom heading styles to Google Drive documents

How do I apply newly changed heading styles to selected (or at least one at a time) existing documents?
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How can I take the HTML/data from a Google Document and restyle it with CSS?

I have a list in a Google Document that I would like to restlye with CSS. Unfortunately Google Docs no longer allows using CSS/HTML styling within the app itself. What would I need to do to get ...
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Alice hates Bob in Google drive

I want to share theMasterPlan.txt with Bob and Alice in Google drive. The problem is that Alice and Bob hate each other. If Bob comes first, he can edit the share list, and block out Alice (or ...
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Google Docs: Script Project is not editable for anyone

I created a new Script Project in Google Docs with the following sharing settings: "Anyone who has the link can access. No sign-in required." - "Edit access: Allow anyone to edit (no sign-in ...
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In Google Drive, how to search something in a Spreadsheet while using Android Tablet? [closed]

I have a 1000 rows Google Spreadsheet in my Google Drive and using the Google Drive app on my Nexus tablet. I can't perform a search or use Ctrl+F option. Any ideas or alternative ways to achieve ...
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Is there any way to use Gmail storage in other Google services?

It's unlikely that I'll ever have more than 1GB of email. However, I do have more than 1GB of photos (Picasa) and more than 1GB of files (Google Docs). Is there any way to use the storage from Gmail ...
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Google Docs table of contents links are wrong in PDF

Me and my school partner use Google Docs for our school reports so we can write in the same document at the same time. Works fine. We normally download the report as a PDF and hand it in. Today when ...
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Can a folder of Google Drive be embedded on a Google Sites page?

I have a Google Sites page and I need to share a folder to a group of people on the intranet. I couldn't find a way to do this way nor a way to do it file by file. I do want to share a folder and ...
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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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Open Source Alternative to Google Drive [closed]

There is already an alternative to Dropbox, namely OwnCloud. Is there open source alternative to Google Drive? Specifically for document creation where on could create ...
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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 automatically move photos from Google Plus to Google Drive?

If I take a picture with my Samsung phone, the picture is automatically stored in Google Plus. Is it possible to move the photo to Google Drive automatically?
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Using Google Docs in full screen mode without using file menu

How can I reach the full screen mode of Google Documents without clicking View->Full Screen? Is there a different URL perhaps that I can use or any other methods to get Google Docs to show the ...
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How to copy links to Google Drive document

When I copy HTML to Google Drive, I lose the URLs in the text. Is that normal behavior? If so, how do I get around it to keep the URLs?
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How do you search Google Docs by date?

I often need to search for documents by date (created or last modified) in Google Docs. For example, forgetting where I put it (and the name/content), so needing to search all my Google Docs for files ...
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How to import somebody else document from GD to my Google Drive?

I have a link to somebody else GD document. I would like to copy/import it to my GD so for example, if that person deletes the file I would have a "local" copy. I can copy&paste entire document, ...
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Size and MD5 hash of files on Google Drive

According to the Google Drive SDK, the size and MD5 hash of files is available through the API. Each resource (file) has an md5Checksum and a fileSize: md5Checksum (string): An MD5 checksum for ...
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Why pay for Google Drive?

If I do not need more Google Drive space than the free version offers (currently 15 GB) what are the exact benefits I receive with the pay version?
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Is there a way to see how many times other users have viewed a shared item on Google Drive?

Does anybody know if there is a way to see how many times other users have viewed a shared item on Google Drive?
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Can I make columns in a Google document?

I am using Google Docs and have a document file. I would like to add columns within this, and was wondering if that is possible. I can't find how to do it internally.
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Sharing Google Drive docs: some collaborators don't have access

I have shared a document on Google Drive with several people. Some of those people get asked for a password when they click on the link to the document, but some don't. How can I make it so that the ...
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Google Apps Script UrlFetchApp and password protected pages

I'd like to be able to use Google Spreadsheets to login to my registart and automatically list into rows the current name server and email settings of all my sites, rather than use the heinously ...