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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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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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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 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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What determines whether or not a PDF may be previewed in Google Docs?

I have multiple PDFs stored in Google Docs, some quite lengthy (over 1k pages). Some of them allow preview, others do not. What are the requirements for preview? Must the PDF be created by a certain ...
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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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Is it possible to view documents created under a certain hierarchy

Is it possible to view documents created under a certain hierarchy. e.g. Company admin UserA creates FolderA/SubFolderA/DocumentA.pdf Company admin UserA creates FolderB/SubFolderB/DocumentB.pdf ...
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How can I remove a subfolder from My Drive without removing it from my collaborators?

Somebody shared a folder with me. I moved it into "My Drive" to sync it (I should have copied, but I did not know at the time). Now I want to remove a subfolder of that folder from "My Drive". But ...
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Can my company own a Google Doc within Google Apps for Business?

My company is evaluating Google Apps for Business, and it seems that one use case we desire is not covered: we would like to have Google Docs to be owned by the business, not by any one specific user. ...
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Temporary / Guest Google apps account

When we interview people for our company, we let them write a short article. We would like to use Google Docs for this, since it is the tool we work with day-to-day, and its pretty convenient. We ...
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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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Allow users to use my online spreadsheet in Google Docs without saving their edits

I made an online spreadsheet in to calculate grades. I want my users to use it without Google Docs showing it real-time to other users. How do I do this? It seems if I allow people to edit the ...
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Is there a way to tell google docs to ignore uploaded files that have already been uploaded?

If I upload a file that already exists up on google docs (because I didn't realize I already uploaded it, or because I'm doing a bulk upload), I get a second copy of the file. Is there any way to get ...
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Change default view (home) in Google Docs?

I hate Google Docs Home view. It contains a lot of documents that were shared with me and are marginally relevant to me. I want to choose what shows when I open Docs. In essence, I want "starred" ...
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How to share many documents at once in Google Docs

I want to share an entire collection or many docs at once instead of manually adding a user at a time for every document now that my manager switched to a new Google account. Can it be done? If yes, ...
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Google Analytics on Google Documents

I wanted to use Analytics on Google documents. There doesn't seem to be an easy way of doing this. Even in the new UI. It's been only 24 hours since I tried this, and I know that it takes more to get ...
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Can Google Docs converted .ppt files be reverted

After uploading a .ppt file onto Google Docs (and converted), How am I able to "unconvert" it (retrieve the original version) ?
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Editing in Google Docs returns “Oops. A server error occurred. Please press 'Reload' in your browser”

When I work in Google Documents, I get the following error every time I edit something: Oops. A server error occurred. Please press 'Reload' in your browser This happens every 30 seconds and is ...
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Using Google Apps for domains with an email address that has an existing Google account

I have just migrated a domain name, lets call it domain-x.co.uk to Google Apps. A user at this domain had a pre-existing Google login, primarily for Google docs, i.e. user1@domain-x.co.uk. I've just ...
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Copy image from Google Docs spreadsheet to Google Docs document

There's an image in a Google Docs presentation that I would like to insert into a Google Docs document. How can I transfer the image from the presentation to the document? I can right-click on the ...
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Have Google removed the option to roll back to the old Google docs version?

I tried following the advice given in another thread for rolling back the google docs version to the old one, but I couldn't find the option in the Editing section of the google docs settings. Can ...
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Mount Google Docs as OS folder/disk

I use on a regular basis Google Docs and, although i find it plenty usable for local formats, there are a bunch of documents not in docs format (like XSD, DTD, Microsoft Project files, ...) for which ...
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How can I transfer the formatting of an object to another in a Google Drawing?

In a Google Docs Drawing, how can I transfer the orange background and red outline of the box on the left to the other boxes, e.g. with something like a "format transfer" icon (the broom) in Excel and ...
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A free alternative to Google Sites with better table formatting? [closed]

I like Google Sites, but there one thing, which annoys me a lot and forces to look for an alternative, table operations. I use this service to manage project data and that means a lot of tables. At ...
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How to make Google Sheet jump to today's row when opened?

I have a sheet that has many rows to put data. Since there are too many rows, I want to have the cursor jump to a particular row when the sheet is opened.
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As an Google App admin, can I track Google Takeout usage?

If my users are using Google Takeout, should I get an email alert with notification that xyz user has used Google Takeout and downloaded their data. I do not want to restrict, but just monitor, being ...
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Show & Sync Google Slides speaker notes on separate device

Invariably when I give a presentation in a new room or conference center the resolution is all different and I cannot see my speaker notes in a consistent way on my laptop, or the screen the audience ...
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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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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.
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How to enable duplicating questions in Google form by the user who is filling it

I have a Google form with two parts. The first part is personal details (name, phone etc.). The second part is other information from the users. For my real needs, each part contains several ...
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Zip a large file in google drive before dowloading

I've received a link to a large file (2 gigs) in google drive. I know the file has a very high compression ratio, and my internet connection is really slow. Is there any way to zip the file before ...
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How to get “revision history” of Google Fusion Tables?

In Google Docs, we can see the previous edits of a Document or Spreadsheet by clicking on File → See revision history (also Ctrl+Alt+Shift+G): However, there doesn't seem to be a See revision ...
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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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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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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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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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Filter Google Drive docs that are Shared with Me, but not Moved to My Drive

In Google Drive, is there a way to list only those files which have been Shared with Me, but which I have not Moved to My Drive ? I would like to be able to easily distinguish those files so that I ...
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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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Google Drive offline mode keeps changing back to disabled

I am using Windows 8 and I have enabled Google Drive offline mode multiple times, however it never stays. Whenever I need to access it offline, I always find it doesn't work, and then when I connect ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Facility for Commenting / Reviewing / Annotation text like Google Docs or Kindle Annotations

I am looking for a program (preferably a web app like Google Docs) that enables lightweight commenting / review / annotation of textual content by multiple users. I want something rather like Google ...
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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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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 create a online collaborative document where I only allow certain users to edit certain sections?

So I want to create a online document that can be shared with many different users but I only want those users to be able to edit and view certain sections. The hard part is I want it all to feed one ...
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How to make google drive to index on “tags” attributes set by OS?

After moving my photos from Windows 7 to Google Drive and trying to search by keyword it looks like "tags" attribute is not fully used. I was able to search on Windows 7 and get all files with ...