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Do Google doc's presentations pass accessibility standards?

Haven't been able to find much information online. There is a page for docs accessibility standards but I don't see specific points mentioned. Do google doc's presentations meet accessibility ...
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Is there a safe way to download and open a public Google Drive link?

An unknown person, who seems (!) to be trustworthy, wrote me an e-mail with a link to a document on Google Drive. I'm not sure if it's malicious or not. Is there a safe and simple way (maybe a ...
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How do I parse an integer in a Google Spreadsheet?

What is the equivalent of parseInt() (JS) or intval() (PHP) in Google Spreadsheet? I want to compute the sum of the numbers in a row in a separate cell. So if I had "3 cups" and "5 cups" in a row, I ...
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Does Dropbox or any other similar solution ignore files based on regexp? [closed]

I want to setup ignoring policies using syntax similar to .gitignore. Does any of “Dropbox-like” services allow this?
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Can you get hyperlinks to work in a published spreadsheet?

I created a Google spreadsheet, included a link within it (using the "hyperlink" function) and then published the file to the web. It turns out that when you access it from the web, links don't work. ...
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Google docs spreadsheet - limit values to other ranges

I'm trying to create a docs spreadsheet that defines various objects, and these objects sometimes reference each other (equivalent to SQL foreign key). Is there a way that I can limit the values of a ...
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How to dash a whole row if a cell is OK?

I have a cell that can be OK, ERROR or WARNING. When it is changed to OK I want to modify the whole row in some way. I was thinking about to dash all cells. Is it possible? Or is there something I ...
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How can my students save their assignments to a folder shared with them in Google Drive?

In another drive system, I (teacher) created and shared assignment folders with my students. They would open the assignment, create and name their own document, complete assignment, and then save it ...
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How to easily select multiple cells in Google Spreadsheets?

How do I select multiple cells in Google Spreadsheets (non related cells, other cells between them)? In MS Excel I just press Ctrl and click on all the cells, in Google Spreadsheets it doesn't work. ...
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Why do my Google Drive folders have colors?

For a while I have been wondering what is the significance of grey color and green color in my Google Drive. Any idea?
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Putting page numbers in a table of contents in Google Docs

I want to create a table of contents in a Google Docs document where the page numbers are automatically referenced. Is it possible to put page numbers in a table of contents like this?
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Sorting by title in Google Drive

When I sort by title in Google Drive, I would like it to numerically go 1 → 2 → 3 … etc., but instead it goes 1 → 10 → 100 → 1000 → 1001 → 1002 … etc. Is there any way to get it to do the first ...
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Can’t see background in Google Drive presentation viewer

I uploaded a PowerPoint presentation to Google Drive, but the Drive viewer does not show my background picture. How can I fix it?
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How can I search Google Docs for files shared by a specific person?

I'd like to use the Docs search box to to find files shared with a co-worker. Any suggestions?
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How can I upload files to Google Drive?

Before Google Docs became Google Drive, I could upload Word documents I wanted to edit, but now I seem unable to do it. Am I missing something, or is there really no way to upload files to Google ...
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How can I delete a shared file from Google Drive

I have a shared file with someone and I don't want her to reach it anymore. She shared the file with me. Can I delete it permanently without the possibility that she will reach it again? Will she ...
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Can I use Google Docs Editor for files not in my Google Docs Account

I know it is possible to use the Google Docs Viewer with any publicly accessible worddoc or pdf file. Is it possible to do the same with the google docs editor? Is there a way I can give a URL to a ...
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Move files from Microsoft 2008 file server to GDrive

I manage the It for small company around 30 employees and we have just recently moved from Exchange to Gmail apps. We have a file server (MS 2008) with around 150MB of files dating back to 6 years ...
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How to download a Google Document without the comments?

Comments in Google Docs are great. They are really helpful to work together with multiple people in the same document. But if I want to finally hand out the document we made, I don't want every one ...
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How to export all Google Docs in a folder in one single PDF?

I have a folder with hundreds of short Google docs (product descriptions). I am wondering if there is an easy way (like "push button") to export all these in a PDF that simply assemble all the PDF ...
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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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Some Google Drive Docs have error “This error has been reported to Google…” [closed]

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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Google Drive: Pasting Spreadsheet Into Doc Woe's

I'm trying to paste a few cells from my spreadsheet into my document. The problem is that the spreadsheet never fits correctly into the document, even though all the cells are smaller than the space ...
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What are best practices for organizing Google Docs for the enterprise?

My company has 20 people. We all use Google Docs. As I continue to get Docs sent my way, I'm organizing them (via collections), but I realize everyone else is organizing them as well. This is a great ...
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Automatically create a calendar document using Google Drive and Google Apps Script

I have a question regarding Google Docs and Google Apps Script. Is it possible to use Google Apps Script to 'automatically' create a calendar document in Google Drive with the following document ...
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Google Docs: Is there any way to tell if people have opened a document that you have shared on Google Docs?

I sent out links (read-only) to a number of people and am curious if there is a way to see whether people are actually going out and viewing that document. I understand it likely won't have names ...
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How to download lots of pictures sent via Google Drive in Gmail

I got sent a few hundred pics from Gmail to Gmail, but on their end they were sent using Google Drive, so they are just links, and there's not a “download all” link. And I can't access the parent ...
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Is it possible to reject sharing of a document in Google Drive?

In real world scenarios, people can offer each other something. But the other party can reject it, either formally and politely or in any other way. What matters is that sharing process is a ...
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Allow People to View/Edit Google Docs without a Google Account

Is there any way I can allow someone who does not has a Google Account to view/edit my Google Docs? Note that I am not saying I want to allow everyone to edit/view the documents. I want only to allow ...
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What's the format of the text that is copied from Google Docs in the clipboard?

When I copy text from Google Docs and paste it in the OSX Text Edit application, format and links are preserved. If I copy it into a simple text app, the format is not preserved, but the text is ...
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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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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 ...