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What is the fastest way to use Google Spreadsheets by several users - from the same account or from different accounts?

Terminology - I use spreadsheet for a document and sheet for a sheet within the document. TL; DR If several users must work on data, stemming from the same source, which is fastest: one Google ...
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How to add multiple images in Google Documents?

Using basic Insert->Image menu option one can only add/select/upload images one by one. That can take lot of time especially if you want to add a lot. In MS Word for example this option is present ...
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Is it possible to automatically re-share files shared to a Google account?

Is it possible to set up one Google Account so that it automatically re-shares anything shared with it to another account? I tried doing it with IFTTT, but the Google Drive Channel has no Triggers, ...
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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 Keep Does not work after turning on 2-factor Authentication on Google Account

I have been using "Google Keep" extensively to keep notes on my workstation, laptop and my mobile phone. I turned on two factor authentication recently and Google Keep stopped working on my desktop ...
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Nested tables in Google Docs

Since there is no option to merge table cells in Google docs, creating a new table inside a cell could be a possible work around for this. When I insert a table inside a table cell, blank lines are ...
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How to Create a CAPTCHA enabled Custom Google Drive Form

I don't have much knowledge of coding. How can I create Google Form with CAPTCHA to avoid spamming. Any form of CAPTCHA will work.
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How to rotate images saved in Google Drive

On a regular basis I take pictures with my Android phone and upload them to Google drive. Sometimes I take the picture upside down and want to rotate it. In Google Drive how do you do this? I found ...
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Running a Google survey through an online panel

I will be conducting a survey through an online third-party panel and need to upload my Google survey link but they require a unique ID tag for them to be able to identify unique responses. Do you ...
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Google Spreadsheet Change X and Y Axis

I am trying to graph the temperature of a substance versus the time the substance has been heated. My data is as follows: A | B Time (Minutes) | Temperature (ºC) 0 ...
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How to make a simple two column data chart in google spreadsheet? (simple case but doesn't seem to work)

I have a column with dates and a column with an amount of money. I just want to make the simplest chart possible, a line chart that shows money as a function of time, so I can see in what dates I tend ...
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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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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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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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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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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 do I email collaborators on a folder or Word document in the New Google Drive?

Google's newest version of Drive doesn't allow you anymore to do "email collaborators". Here's a use-case: I have a Word document I share with my colleagues in a Google Drive folder One of us ...
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How can I export/import autocorrect lists from Google Docs?

Let's say I have several Google accounts, and I have a good autocorrect list in one of them, that I can view under Tools > Preferences.... If I want to transfer this autocorrection list to another ...
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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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What does the last part of a Google Drive read-only file URL mean?

I have a Google drive URL that is https://docs.google.com/file/d/0AwlAqojdgwiCNW5ZcnZYSXB0eW8/image?pagenumber=1&w=800 Can someone please explain what the part ...