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With Google Drive, how can I have a single document in multiple folders/collections?

I tried Google Drive today and promptly noticed that the "organize" feature of Google Docs went from a multi-selectable checkbox (in which you can check multiple collections for a document to be ...
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Please Help Me Rollback My Google Docs to the Old Version

In 2010, I created a Google doc using CSS style and Edit HTML features. This Google doc is a very detailed Specification for one of my projects, and I have spent so much time styling it and making it ...
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How do I advance slides in a Google Docs presentation for viewers?

Currently, I have to use a desktop sharing utility (like Adobe ConnectNow) to share my application window that contains my slides. I'm thinking it would be easier to share my slides on Google Docs, ...
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Change all values of a column at once in Google Docs

How can I change all values of column A (currently empty) to be 5? In Excel, I could do Paste Special > Multiply. Is it possible in Google Docs?
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Which versions of the PDF standard does Google Docs support?

What the title says. I know PDFs exported from Google Docs are version 1.4, but which versions does it support when viewing PDFs? I'm asking because I'm having problems with PDFs generated with the ...
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Import Google Docs document revision history into a Git repository?

I'd like to view the revision history of a Google Docs document using more flexible tools like Git, and possibly migrate some content from Google Docs into a Git project. Google Docs has an API with ...
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How to extend series of dates in Google Docs?

I can fill series of other types just like in MS Excel by extending column downwards, even if formula applied. But I can't extend series of dates. I succeeded few times, but usually I'm getting ...
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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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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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How does one keep a folder expanded in Google Docs?

I have a folder in Google docs with many subfolders. I want this parent folder to be expanded by default every time I log in to Google docs because I depend a lot on the subfolders. How do I enable ...
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How does one create a Google doc directly in a folder?

I clicked on a Google doc folder and created a new Google doc. However, the Google doc is not automatically placed in the folder. How do I create a document and have it automatically belong to a ...
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Is there a way to generate number of days in a month in Google Docs Spreadsheet?

The title kind of says it all but just to give you the use case, I have a spreadsheet where I track monthly ad revenue and want to end up with a daily revenue column. Here's a simplified example of ...
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Change the background color of selected text in Google Docs to increase readability

How can I override or change the background color of text selected in Google Docs? It is difficult for me to see the difference and I would like to increase the contrast or difference. After Google ...
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How to hide page number on first page?

I have setup a document with page numbers within the footnote. Now I want to hide the number for the first page as it is the document's cover sheet.
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Bring data from Google Spreadsheet to Google Documents

Is there anyway to read the data from a Google Spreadsheet (which I owh) to another Google Document, something like specifying a data source in MS Word?
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How to make sharing in Google Docs actually work?

We're using a Google Apps domain where I work, and I have a strong suspection that it's not possible to share anything with other people unless I send them a link. What I do: I create a document I ...
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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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Refer to Sheet with value in Cell?

The usual way to reference a sheet is here but how do you reference a sheet when the sheet's name is a value in a cell? For example, A1 = "Sheet number two" B1 = A1&"!B4" Here I want B1 to ...
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Why is there an extra new line at the end of my Google Docs table of contents?

I am trying to get rid of the extra new line at the end of my table of contents of my Google Doc. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CW9UV5EbbH1JlW_mxZryCiLZ-NCf8vaqh5BE2Xyl1FU/edit When I delete ...
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How do I use Google Web Fonts for Google Documents?

A number of 2010 blog posts from Google seems to imply this is possible, but I can't seem to move fonts from Web Fonts to Google Documents. Is it even doable?
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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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How to create custom Google Docs Form with a custom theme?

Google Docs Form offer a bunch of themes but I need to create custom one. I need my banner at the top of form- questionnaire. How can I do that?
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Google Apps Scripts API for Google Docs Table

If we take a look at Google Apps Script we can see API related to just about everything except Google Docs Fusion Tables that are supposed to be some sort of lightweight database tables. Can anybody ...
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Is it possible to see the owner of a public Google Doc?

If I create a public Google Doc that anyone can edit who has the URL, will my google id or name or anything else be publicly viewable? I tried it and I didn't see anything about the owner in another ...
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Replacing a file in Google Docs

Is there any way to replace the uploaded (unconverted) PDF file? For example, I have a PDF file and I realized that there were some typos in it, so I wish to upload the revised file in place of the ...
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How do I customize font styles in Google Docs?

Google Docs provides several styles such as header 1, header 2, normal text, etc. How do I customize these styles? I don't like the default color of light grey for header 4. I want it to be black.
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Storing photos and videos privately with Google

I am interested in purchasing extra Google storage to use in storing mainly photos and videos. Is it possible to keep everything I store private with Picasa or Google Docs?
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Request for somebody to comment on a section of a Google Docs document?

How can I request for one of the people with access to a Google Docs document to comment on a specific section of it? Can a section be tagged as "request for comments" towards a specific user of that ...
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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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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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Format credit card numbers as four digit blocks in Google Spreadsheets

I have this credit card number in a Google Docs spreadsheet of the following format: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX How can I make it display like XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX or XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX where they're in ...
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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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Why in Google products like Docs or Talk, my username listed instead of the full name?

For example in Google Docs others see me like this: Same in Gmail Chat, my friends see my username in the list, instead of my name. I've checked my account settings, and the profile, all seems to ...
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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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Sum of the values of the 10 cells above me?

I'd like a formula for Google Docs spreadsheets that will return the sum of the values of the 10 cells above the current cell. That is, if I'm on C31, I want the equivalent of =SUM(C20:C30). However, ...
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Finding the changes within a Google Doc's revision

I can use the revision history within a Google Doc to see who made what changes, but I have to search through the entire document to see which sections were touched by each change. Is there any way to ...
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Google docs not sending notification

Does anyone know why I do not get a notification when someone changes the shared document? My Notification settings are set as below (* means it's set): Don't send me any email notifications for ...
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Is it possible to link a cell in Google Spreadsheets to a Google text document? (not spreadsheets)

Here I learned how to how to link a cell in Google Spreadsheets to a cell in another Google Spreadsheets: How do I link a cell in Google Spreadsheets to a cell in another document? I'd like to know ...
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How can I get a Google Document to link to the editing of itself?

Consider this document. On the bottom I manually created the "Edit this document" link. Is it possible to do this automatically, somehow? Maybe with a macro or similar?
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Adding one Google Spreadsheet column to a string to dynamically create a URL in the next column

I have a spreadsheet of product id codes that I'd like to turn into links, and from everything I've read, the concat or concatenate functions in Google Docs should work for that, but so far everything ...
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Is there any way to make Google Docs document view default to compact controls?

Whenever I open a document in Google Docs for editing, I push Shift + Ctrl + F to set the mode to Compact Controls. I find this view simply superior, to the standard view, so I would like to make it ...
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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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Hyperlinks in Google spreadsheet docs

In Google spreadsheets, it is possible to add a hyperlink to a cell as: =hyperlink("www.google.com";"search the web") This will show the text search the web which will hyperlink to Google. ...
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Is there a way to create a doc directly inside a collection?

For the life of me, I wasn't able to figure out how to create a doc inside a Collection. When I click the Create button, the document is always created at the root level, and I have to find the ...
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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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Normal scrollbars in Google Docs?

I have problems working with the new small (HTML scripted) scrollbars in Google Docs. Is there some way to get normal (operating system provided) scrollbars back? Maybe some jQuery in a Chrome ...
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Google Spreadsheet: How to prevent cut and paste data changing references in formulas?

Google Docs has a feature where if you have a reference to a data cell in a formula, and you cut the data from that cell and paste it in a new location, the reference in the formula is updated to ...
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How to connect a Google Docs document to a Trello list?

Documents are kept on Google Docs but we would like to attach them to a list in Trello for reference or to work on the document. How does this work?
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How can I convert a table in a Google Docs document to a spreadsheet?

I've tried selecting the table in the document, copying it, and pasting into a new spreadsheet, but this results in a one-column spreadsheet with all of the columns flattened into one. I don't see a ...