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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 ...
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Does Google Drive upload the entire file or only the delta for a minor change?

I have a big PDF file (about 50 MB) on my PC which is associated with Google Drive. If i make some changes to the file by adding some highlighting and notes, does Google Drive upload the entire 50 MB ...
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How can I add a shortcut on my desktop to a document in Google Docs?

I would like to have a shortcut on my desktop to a excel document in Google Docs? How can I create a shortcut (icon) like this? I use Google Chrome as web browser.
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How can I comment several dozen cells in a Google Spreadsheet using data from cells?

I want to turn some long-winded strings into comments on 9 sets of 96 cells so they're just visible on mouse-over. How can I do this without manually going to Insert Comment and copy-pasting 864 ...
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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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How to change the default styling of hyperlinks in Google Docs [duplicate]

I am working on converting my business's default Word templates to Google Docs. I have figured out how to change almost everything to look exactly the same as in Word except for being able to set the ...
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Pasting text with line breaks into Google Spreadsheets creates multiple cells

If I copy text with a line break in it, like this... 1st line 2nd line ...and then paste in into a Google Docs spreadsheet cell, then it pastes '2nd line' into the cell below. What are the easiest ...
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What manual style settings can I use for block quotes in Google Drive (gdocs)?

I know that Google Drive no longer has a standard block quote style in its built in menu. What manual styles can one apply that would convey that what's being read is a block quote? Changing to a ...
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How to zip two columns together in a Google Spreadsheet [duplicate]

For example columns are setup as: A | B ----- 1 | a 2 | b 3 | c 4 | d 5 | e I want to be able to make column C be like this: C --- 1 2 3 4 5 a b c d e via formula. The two columns ...
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Specify Exact Size in Google Docs

Is it possible to set an exact document size in Google Docs? I am specifically using Google Drawing. I cannot find any options or ways to do this.
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Users are not notified by email about a new document

I have already shared a folder in Google docs across multiple users. I create additional docs under the shared folder. But the shared users don't get an email notification unless we add them again as ...
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Downloading multiple individual files from Google Drive?

I quite often download multiple files from Google Drive at the same time. However, when I do this, it seems to force me to bundle them in a one .zip file, and download them together, which means I ...
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Google spreadsheet revision history — too much detail

For word processing, Google Docs revision history is great. However, for some of my spreadsheets, something isn't working right: Revisions are not grouped together, multiple for each minute. "Show ...
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Is there any way to link to a Google Presentation and if using iOS have it open in Google Drive app?

We have some sites that want link to various presentation's, idealy our staff should click on a link and be able to present it. We have linked to the presentation but it opens in the mobile web view. ...
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How can I prioritize files to transfer using Google Drive (or similar software)? [closed]

Is it possible to prioritize files to transfer using Google Drive, or with one of its competitors such as AeroFS or Dropbox? I'd like to be able to choose which files and folders to synchonize first, ...
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Can I move/copy emails from Gmail to Google Docs?

I want to share some of my emails with my colleagues. I thought it could be done via Google Docs. It would be also kind of backup if this could be done. We are on Google Apps. Can I automatically ...
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Adding my free Google Drive storage to my Gmail storage

I am running out of storage in my gmail account. However, I have 5GB of free space on my Google Drive. Is there a way I can store some of my emails (not only their attachments, but the complete email) ...
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How can I create a theme for a Google Docs Presentation?

Does Google Docs allow you to create new themes for Presentations. I can change the background and set text colours for each part but how/can these be set for the whole presentation?
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Google Drive Form doesn't display on Google sites if not signed in on chrome

I have a site, hosted by google sites that includes a Spreadsheet Form from google drive. Normally, the page loads, then a second or so later the form loads. In the problem case the page loads, but ...
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Copy image from Google Doc to Google Doc

I have two Google docs. In one I have an image. I want to copy that image to the other Google doc. I know it sounds surprising and ridiculous, but I have no problem copy and pasting from word or ...
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How do I print a Google Form or convert it to PDF?

I've made the perfect Google Form, but I want a paper version. I need to print a bunch of copies and have people at an event fill them out on paper. Unfortunately, when I try to simply print the ...
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How does Google Drive handle a name conflict when you copy or move a file?

If I is the web interface in Google Docs to copy MyFile.txt into a G Folder that already has MyFile.txt what happens in these scenarios? The file contents are the same The file contents are ...
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private templates in google drive

In google drive you can right click on a document and hit "submit to template gallery" when you go through to there you can submit your template, but that makes it public on the web so any one can ...
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How to print a Google Docs document with comments in the margin?

Is there any way to get a Google Docs document to include its comments in the PDF file that it creates when you click the "print" button?
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Automated periodic backup of Google Apps (email, docs, calendar)?

I'm a big fan of Google Docs for SME, having used it for two years in my current company, set it up for a startup project, and recommending it to folks starting a business. While it takes away much ...
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It is possible to hide or disable chat on Google Drive for all the users that are sharing the document?

I need to disable the chat on my Google Drive’s shared documents, as I work with people around the world who need privacy. As I discovered, you have the chance to disable it in your own account, but I ...
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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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Stop content from making cell two lines

In Excel if you have a long piece of text like a URL in a cell you can stop the cell from becoming a double-line cell and messing up the rest of your layout. It does this by just clipping the info ...
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Changing ownership of Google Documents

The rules around transferring ownership of a Google Document to another user appear to have recently changed, so I'd like some clear answers around what is and isn't possible. My testing indicates ...
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Share individual copies of a Google spreadsheet

I created a Google Spreadsheet file which I want to share with my coworkers so each one has his own copy. So far the only way I found is to share the file, however these doesn't work for me because ...
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Merging document from other account to my google drive

I want to add a document to my google drive(from some other person) that won't be edited by me. I always want to have the latest revision of that document on my drive. Since its a big technical ...
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Google Docs: table of contents & exporting as PDF

I have a google document in which I used the built-in "generate table of contents" function to add a table of contents. It works perfectly in the browser/online. But my problem came after I exported ...
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Google Cloud Connect offline setup not working

I have found this offline setup for Google Cloud Connect (Google Drive's app), but it doesn't install the plugin actually to the Microsoft Office. Or am I missing to activate something, after ...
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Encryption for Google Documents

How can I encrypt the HTTP messages that implement the Google Documents web application? I am concerned about the security risk of editing and storing private documents on Google Documents.
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What limitations does Google Spreadsheets have in relation to Microsoft Excel [closed]

Office licenses are expensive. What features of Microsoft Office are missing from Google Spreadsheets that would be of value in ordinary personal or business use?
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share certain columns

I have a form that gets filled. This obviously goes into Google Spreadsheets. I want a summery of this information to be publicly viewed. Kind of like the summery page in sheets but I want only ...
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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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Why is it difficult to copy from Google Docs? [closed]

I use Google Docs and have trouble copy/pasting from them. When I mark a text from a Google document and copy it, nothing works. But if I first export the document to HTML or plain text, then I can ...
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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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How can I prevent users from downloading documents created in Google Drive?

I know I have the ability to prevent viewers from downloading documents which are not native to Google Drive (http://chromebytes.com/1717/prevent-viewers-from-downloading-google-docs-files) however ...
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Password protect Google Spreadsheet

Is there a way to secure a Google Spreadsheet in Google Docs?
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How to protect table cells in Google Spreadsheets from myself (accidental edits)?

As in Microsoft Excel, I want to protect certain cells in Google Spreadsheet. This is possible, but asides from the fact that it is quite confusing to me, it doesn't seem possible to protect cells ...
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Keyboard shortcut to open a drop-down list for cell values in Google Docs spreadsheets

I'm working in a Google Docs spreadsheet where I've set up validation lists for a column. When I tab into that column as I'm editing a row, the drop-down handle appears: In order to access values ...
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Find all files in Google Drive where a user besides myself is an owner?

How can I find all files in Google Drive where a user besides myself is an owner? I'm an owner on all documents that I create, and whenever I share with someone, I usually give them at most "editor" ...
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Is there a link to launch Google Scratchpad instead of pop-up?

I installed Google's Scratchpad extension in Chrome. I'm wondering if there is a way to launch it within the main window. I hate the way it opens as a popup.
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How to find out the total number of documents available in my drive

How to find out the total number of documents exposed via Google Docs.
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Why can't I view Google Docs documents with my Google Apps account?

When I try to view a public document (example found on the net) with my Google Apps account I get this screen: Clicking on the button will send an email to whoever created it, and then I have to ...
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How do I disable Google Spreadsheet comment notifications?

I've got a shared document with a co-worker and they're adding comments. The system keeps sending me emails with every comment she adds and it's rather tiresome. Google Support says there should be a ...
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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 ...