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Google Docs - Can I have other fonts such as Calibri, Cambria which are by default what Office 2007 uses?

I write my documents using Office 2007 (both at home and at work). I upload it to Google Docs so that they are always available for me to edit/rework. The problem that I face is this - In MS Word ...
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How to search based on part of file name in Google Drive

I'd like to be able to find all files in my Google drive that contain the string "_INSTRUCTION_" in the file name. Is there a way to do this? EDIT 1: When I search for "RMA2013", I should get a ...
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Split one .rar file on Drive into several files before downloading

How I can split one file (.rar), stored on Google Drive, into several files to ease download to my PC?
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How to move files from a personal Google Drive account to a Google Drive for Business account?

I started off working in my personal Gmail account and now I wish to move everything into my Google Apps for Business account. I tried the following unsuccessfully: Using the Share → Is Owner does ...
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I cannot find a decent markdown editor that supports google drive

I really like to use Markdown, it is MUCH faster than fighting stupid word processing software (be it Word, Google Docs, Libre Office... all of them are mostly terrible) Except... Seemly noone ...
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Voice chat in Google Drive

I was working collaboratively with a Google Drive document at the same time i was speaking to the other parties on Skype voice chat. It got me thinking is there a voice chat feature inbuilt into ...
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Is there a Master Password for Google Drive documents?

So I have a special document that I already set to self-private. However, I want to also make a Master Password for that document in case somebody accidentally gets into my account or the somehow ...
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Google docs - remove document opened in editor

I can remove or open the files when they are listed in google drive. However, I am not sure that this is the file that I want to remove. I, therefore open it in document editor. Now, I see that I ...
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Exporting PDF from Google Drive doc - Title loses all spaces

We use Google Drive to create documents, and when we publish / release them we export them as a .pdf by using the inbuilt File > Download as > PDF Document (pdf). But when we get the PDF file ...
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Can I receive large files from anyone via Google Drive?

Our business uses Google Apps for email/ file storage etc. Occasionally our clients need to send us files that are simply too large to be sent as email attachments. We're talking hundreds of ...
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Google Drive low bandwidth or basic HTML view or mobile view in desktop

I am using my smartphone as a wi-fi hotspot and have GPRS/2G/3G (selected according to location) to which my computer system connects for Internet access. Usually the speed is low, like 12 Kbytes/sec. ...
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Save to Google Drive

Drive used to show up as a “save” option on my computer, but now it's gone. I can go to Drive view and view and download docs, even docs shared with me. I tried loading Drive for PC, but still it ...
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Alphabetized file sorting in Google Drive

For a while everything was sorted in alphabetical order in Google Drive, but it recently changed to last-used at the top. How do I set it to go back to alphabetical order, so I can find them quickly?
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How to import somebody else document from GD to my Google Drive?

I have a link to somebody else GD document. I would like to copy/import it to my GD so for example, if that person deletes the file I would have a "local" copy. I can copy&paste entire document, ...
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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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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 ...
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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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How to disable highlighting commented text in Google Docs?

Any time you add a comment in Google Docs (Google Drive), the text selected becomes highlighted: If you don't select any text, you either will not be able to leave a comment or the nearest word ...
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Displaying folder listings

I can display a nice folder list for a Google Docs folder via a link like: https://docs.google.com/folder/d/ID/preview (where ID is replaced by the Google assigned id of the folder) But when when I ...
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Open Google Drive with all top-level folders open in sidebar

The title says it all, just a huge convenience not having to open up the "My Drive" folder everytime I open Google Drive?
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Escape parentheses around a number in Google Docs Spreadsheets?

How do you escape parentheses around numbers in Google Docs Spreadsheets so that they don't default to displaying as negative numbers?
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How can I restore a Google apps user's documents?

I had to delete a Google apps user, and during the process deleted all the documents it owned. I guess I can not restore that but is there a backup on Google servers anywhere? Is there another way ...
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Getting Google Drive to open in a certain folder?

I have a certain folder in Google Drive which contains most of my work materials and which I use many times more often than any other folder. How can I get it to go to that folder by default when I ...
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Google Drive, child folder into multiple parent folders

I need to put a child folder in multiple parent folders. I used to be able to do it in Google Docs, but for some reason now, holding the ctrl key and moving or just moving, it removes it from one and ...
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How to put the name of a cell into another cell in Google Spreadsheet

In Google Docs Spreadsheet, is there a simpler way to put the name of a cell reference into another cell than this? =concatenate(char(code("A")+COLUMN(D3)-1),row(D3))
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How to query for count of dates in Google Docs?

I have a Google Spreadsheet of line items. One of the columns is a Date field. How can I query (or use a formula) to, for example, get the count of records where the Date field is within February of ...
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Filter rows in Google spreadsheets

I have a Google spreadsheet. There is a colour column. Every row has a colour, Red, Yellow, Green etc. I want to be able to filter out say all rows that are Red, all rows that are yellow, all rows ...
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Is Google Docs free for business use?

Google Apps for business use costs, but as far as I can tell Google Docs is free for business use. In the Google documentation on the topic, it just seems to state that it's free, full stop (I can't ...
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Google Docs page number to be 2 digits

At the moment I cannot format the page number to be 2 digits in Microsoft Word 2010. Now I need it to be also feasible in Google Docs. Please help if you know how to.
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Google Docs web publish: wrap lines before end of page?

Is there any way to format a google doc so its published form will not wrap lines to the rightmost extent of the page? For example, consider the following publshed google doc: MySQL chapter in Michael ...
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Google Docs scattering my uploaded content

I've uploaded a folder which is full of other folders and files into Google Docs Webdav. After the upload was finished, I checked through the webdav and the website and everything was scattered. What ...
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Preventing Google Docs from opening a password protected document

How do I prevent Microsoft documents from being opened in Google Docs? I used to email password-protect Excel/Word documents to myself for retrieval at another computer but then realized that anyone ...
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Validation based on multiple sheets in Google Docs

I have 2 sheets that each contain a column of data that I would like combined and used as a validation list for a column in another sheet. What would the formula look like for this?
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Webapp to track changes in a document, without login/account but with nickname and allows all markup to be viewed

Looking to collaborate on a document with a team. Google Docs would be perfect, however the users do not all have Google accounts. Ideally want the document to be editable by all users with the link ...
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Open Google Docs without going to docs.google.com and searching

To access to my Google Docs, the regular way is go to docs.google.com and search by doc name. To shorten this process, I have a custom search engine in Chrome like http://docs.google.com/#search/%s. ...
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How do you automatically align incoming form responses in Google Sheets?

I like to have each of my form responses aligned in the center of their cells. However when I submit any new information through Google Forms, they are always automatically aligned to the left, and so ...
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How to share only one tab in the new Google Spreadsheets?

I have a Google spreadsheet with two tabs. First one is a public one where I want to invite specific customers to edit it. Second one is just for my team and I would like it to be invisible to the ...
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How to share Google Drive folder without sign in required to view

I have a Google Drive folder shared to anyone with the link. The problem is that when anyone with the link tries to access it, everything on the page is unresponsive (clicking folders does nothing) ...
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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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Calculate days between now and a future date in a Google Docs spreadsheet

I need to calculate how many days are left from today to a certain date in the future in a Google Docs spreadsheet. How can I do that?
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Share Google Drive files via Facebook

I just finished my enquiry to college in Google Drive and now I can't send it via Facebook. I click "share" and then "Facebook" and it opens a window in it. I select my friends from Facebook and ...
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How to use triggers with functions that require parameters from the spreadsheet?

I found a simple and great solution to retrieve JSON into a Google spreadsheet. I want the function ImportJSON to update regularly via a trigger (event or time-based, I still haven't decided what I ...
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See all shared items in Google Drive

In Dropbox there is a place you can see all the shared items in your account (ie. all the items you have granted others access to). Is there a similar feature in Google Drive ?
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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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How can Google Drive export files in deeply-nested folders?

I have an archive of images for our project. The images are well-organized in deeply-nested folders. The client is behind an elaborate firewall, and cannot access any Google Drive link. I need to ...
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Is there a way to count how many entries in a given column have a particular value?

I have a spreadsheet which keeps track of duels between two players in a game. Each row has the number of the match and the winner, given by their initial, X or Y. I want to know if it's possible to ...
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Shared Google Documents notifications

I am an English teacher and have received shared documents from each of my students. I receive the initial email telling me I have a shared document, which is good. I will make a comment about their ...
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Google Drive files and folders

Recently, my Google Drive has been terribly messed up and I don't know if it has anything to do with installing the Google Drive for Desktop or not. My list of files and folders aren't alphabetized, ...
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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 ...