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How to remove duplicate shortcut folders without erasing originals?

We are sharing a google drive folder in the office, somebody moved the primary folder and somehow became the owner of it and all it's contents. When transferring ownership of the folder and subfolders ...
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Can Google Drive Document Permissions be centrally managed for free?

Currently, document authors in the not-for-profit community group I belong to grant access to each individual document explicitly to each person who needs access. This isn't convenient when a new ...
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Is it possible to set the default Google Docs styles for all users in an organisation?

Most people in our 60+ organisation have the default Arial/Helvetica heading styles. However, a number of people seem to have quite different Trebuchet headings. These people haven't explicitly ...
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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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How to select text in a scanned document in Google Drive PDF viewer

In my PDF documents in Google Drive, I used to be able to select text of a scanned document. I've always scanned at 300dpi. Since at least a year I can't select text in scanned documents anymore in ...
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How can I convert all URLs in a Google document into links?

When I type a URL (such as http://www.domain.com) into a Google Drive document, it will automatically be converted into a link that you can click. But when I copied the contents of a text file ...
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Is it possible to download a published Google doc as PDF?

I have a published Google Doc on my site and I want users to have the option to download the file as a PDF. It's not important if the link will be within the HTML page or on my site. This question is ...
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Open Recent instead of My Drive in Google Drive

Is it posible to open Google Drive on Recent items instead of My Drive? I saw the website opens the url https://drive.google.com/drive/#my-drive, and what I need is to open https://drive.google.com/...
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“Anonymous Animals” in Google Drive: for not-yet-accessed shared file?

I recently used Google Drive to share a file with Anyone with the link ("Anyone who has the link can access. No sign-in required."), but did not yet distribute the link to anyone. Thus, I cannot ...
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How can one serve a single google spreadsheet cell content to a web page?

I can embed a Google Docs/Spreadsheet's whole tab/table on a web page. Is there a simple way to publish the (unformated) content of a single cell?
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Click cell in Google Spreadsheet to open data in popup

Is it possible to have a cell that just says "click me" or whatever, which opens a popup so you can see the full data? I want to keep all my data contained in one row per item, but one cell per item ...
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How do you take strikethrough off in Google Drive?

So how do you take strikethrough OFF on Google Drive? I know how to turn it ON but just not OFF.
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A faster way to access Strikethrough on Google Docs

I use a document on Google Docs as a simple to do list. I hate it that I have to access the Strikethrough command via a menu. Is there a hidden keystroke to toggle Strikethrough or perhaps a way ...
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Why is there sometimes no “Move to trash”/“Move to bin”

I'm trying to clean up some old Google Sheets, but some of them don't have a "move to bin" menu option: Other spreadsheets do have it: What's the difference? How can I delete spreadsheets that ...
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How do I reset permissions for Google Drive documents in all subfolders?

OK, I've looked everywhere for the answer for this and don't seem to be able to find it. We are trying to get our Google Drive organised so that the right people get access to the right things ...
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How to remove Google Drive document from only one folder?

I have one document in My Drive which is located in three different folders. I want to keep the document in two of the folders and remove it from only one of the folders. I don't want to "move" the ...
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Google Drive track furthest read page in a PDF, or have selectable text in uploaded Google Books?

Is there a way to automatically track the furtherest read page of a PDF in in Google Docs? I have some large text books and other technical reading I'm working through slowly. I've uploaded them to ...
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'Only the owner can change permissions' option is not inherited to subfolders

Recently I have tried to share a folder with subfolders using the 'Only the owner can change permissions' option (the option that appears at the bottom of the sharing dialog window). The folder that ...
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How to print a Google form?

I made a neat questionnaire Form in Google Docs. I want to print it for hand outs to my testers IRL. But I cannot find a way to print it to paper, or even export it to PDF. There are not many buttons ...
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How (can?) you search the Google Trash for a particular folder that was deleted?

A bug in Google Docs sync created a 16 GB duplicate folder on my desktop and when I deleted it it deleted the source fold (of which folder(1) was a duplicate). So now I want (hopefully!) to restore ...
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Create a shortcut to file in Google Drive

Is it possible to have a shortcut to a file or folder from another folder in Google Drive? I want to have the same file pointed to from several locations.
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Google Drive's Shared Folder: Remove 'Edit User' without files

I'm using Google Drive in my no-profit student association. We're 94 members, we have a general Google account for Drive management and all the personal Google accounts of the members have selective ...
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Can you apply a filter to Google Docs / Drive to reveal all files shared to anybody?

In Google Drive, searching by visibility, my options are: Public Anyone with a link Private Not shared None of these options allow me to search all files shared to specific people only (i.e. ...
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Is there a way for me to effectively automate a back up of my Google Drive contents locally, using a CLI tool?

Is there is a way for me to copy/back up me Google Drive contents to my local machine? Ideally, the solution would have these features (in order of priority): Runs on OS X/Linux in a headless (CLI/...
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Why does Google Docs show this error?

"Sorry, you can't view or download this file at this time. Too many users have viewed or downloaded this file recently. Please try accessing the file again later. If the file you are trying to access ...
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Given a Google document ID, is it possible to see other publicly shared documents from the same account?

If I have some document IDs from a user that publicly shared them, I would like to see the other documents shared by that user. Is this possible?
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Moving from one Sheet to another in Google Sheets

I am using a Google sheets to organize an upcoming project. On the first tab I have every task listed, and who the actor should be for that task. I plan on sharing this sheet with my team... Is it ...
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Stop users from doing the same Google Docs survey twice

I'm using Google Docs to host a simple survey and I noticed that the same person can keep filling out the survey over and over again. How do I stop users from doing the survey more than once? Is it ...
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Google Apps for Business Local Backup

Is there a way to backup the entire organisations documents locally? We aren't so much worried about data loss as we are access: what happens if our internet connection goes down? (and it has in the ...
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Some of my files appear in multiple folders, how can I find and limit them to a single folder?

In my Google Drive, I have hundreds of such files which appear in two locations: My Drive and DesiredFolder. For example, cover.jpg below appears in My Drive and Pride and Prejudice (505). I ...
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How do you make a Google Docs Form public?

I have a Google Docs form that when I try to access while not logged in it asks me to log in. I'm trying to access the URL of the "live form". It's not working. I've tried removing the domain ...
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Wrong Google Drive Account

I have the wrong Google Drive account linked to my Trello; how do I correct this? The email address I use to login is the correct email for Google Drive, but the files are not showing when I want to ...
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Forcing Google Docs to display the desktop version

I have to change my user agent to "iPhone" so that I can get connected to the internet through my smartphone. The problem is that I can get the desktop versions of many sites even the Google Docs ...
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Embed a Google Spreadsheet in a forum post

I want to embed a Google Docs spreadsheet in a forum post so that it is easily viewed by people. The spreadsheet should be read-only in the embedded status. Any way to do it?
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Editing LibreOffice .odt in Google Docs?

Is there any way to edit an .odt file directly in Google Docs which was created with LibreOffice Writer and uploaded to Google Drive whilst preserving the ODT format and not converting it to Google ...
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Import and export files between Google Docs and SharePoint

How do I transfer files directly to and from Google Docs and SharePoint?
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Google docs, remember last position

I use Google Docs a lot for text editing. The difficulty I am facing is that I have documents with 100s of pages; and each time I open a document, it opens with the cursor on top of the first page. I ...
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How to edit existing .docx in Google Docs without losing columns

I have an existing .docx file in Google Drive that is formatted with columns (not a table with columns, but just multiple page columns). When I open it in a Google Docs editor, the columns disappear (...
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Can I get a proper wordlist for Google Doc's spellcheck?

I'm trying to use Google Docs for academic writing, and it marks words like "Ilion", "iconophobia" or "wrothful" as incorrect. Making sure I didn't misspell any of these and manually adding each one ...
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Copy file from web to Google Drive [duplicate]

There is a document on the web that I want to store in my Google Drive. The only way I know to do this is saving the document on my computer and then upload it again to my Google Drive. Is there a ...
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Can I use a Google Drive download URL to stream unprocessed video?

How can I use the download feature on Drive to stream an unprocessed video through VLC or another video player?
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How do I allow others to browse my Google Drive folders?

My company uses Google Drive and I am the admin for it. I have set up a bunch of files and folders on my account and made sure that the default company policy is that "the default visibility for ...
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Does GDrive search use Optical Character Recognition?

Evernote can find and identify text inside images that are uploaded. It even reads handwriting. Does GDrive do any of this? Note: I'm not asking about the GDrive OCR feature that converts images ...
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How do I navigate to my Google Drive for Work?

How do you intuitively navigate to your admin panel for your Google Drive for Work account? So far the only way I have found to do so is to google "Admin Console Google" and it brings up a support ...
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Why does offline Drive fail to enable for my account?

I'm not able to enable offline drive in either the new or old Drive interface. In the new interface, I select "Offline" > "Sync..." > "Done", and when I open the dialogue again, my settings have have ...
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How to align decimals in Google Drive

How can I align decimals in Google drive editing? I'm using a regular document, Might have been uploaded as a wps file. Could the list I'm working on be converted to a spreadsheet? W/o retyping, or ...
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Can I make a sheet private in a Google Drive spreadsheet?

I have a Google Drive spreadsheet with multiple sheets. The first sheet pulls data from all the other sheets. I need to share the first sheet with all users. But I only want to share the rest of the ...
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How can a doc made outside of Google Drive be edited within Google Drive in the browser?

For example a plain text file or a .docx file I'm aware of inSync app but text files that this syncs to Google Drive can't be edited in drive in the web browser. I'm also aware of NotepadApp but ...
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How to enable Google Drive access for selective set of users

How to enable Google Drive access for selective set of users, so that they can use the Drive software on their machines to organize data. Rest of the users should just have web access alone.
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Select words that are not adjacent in Google Docs?

Is there a way to select words that are not all together like you can with the Ctrl key in Word? Sorry if this is obvious, but I haven't been able to find an answer elsewhere.