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Are there differences between Google Docs as a standalone vs. when it's included in Google Apps?

I started using Google Docs and I like it a lot for simple documents and spreadsheets I collaborate on. I still use Word/PowerPoint/Excel for the heavy lifting. I'm using Outlook with Exchange Online ...
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Google docs spreadsheets: Copy data down into next set of blank cells, if any, for whole column?

I have some text that I've taken in from a pdf that isn't exactly synced up with the right lines as much as I'd like: I want to duplicate the column A and D values down into any empty spaces/rows. ...
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Collecting identifying information about users filling in a Google Docs forms

How can I get Google Docs to register IDs of people taking a survey generated from by the form? I have a database of users and I'd like them to take a survey and also have the form link with their id ...
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How do I change my nickname or display name on Google Docs?

How do I set a different display name to show on in the revision history of a Google Docs document? When I look at the revision history of a shared document that I've edited, all my edits are showing ...
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Can I have an RSS for Google Docs?

Is there a way to get an RSS feed for all documents created in Google Docs which are visible to me? EDIT: I found someone here suggesting that a URL like ...
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Imported from Google Notebook?

Today I login to my Google Docs and saw a mysterious looking file named "Imported from Google Notebook - My Notebook". I have no idea what is Google Notebook or how it got there. The content of the ...
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How to ensure that the owner of a Google Doc does not remove the document?

I often use Google Docs for collaboration with a range of parties. My question is therefore regarding information safety. In the cases where I am not the owner of a document, how can I ensure that the ...
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How do we set refresh-rate of Google Docs published document?

Hi all when I publish a Google Docs text file onto the web, it is set to update automatically every 5 minutes. I would like it to refresh itself more frequently. I was wondering is there anyway to ...
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How to embed pictures from Google Docs in new interface?

Previously it was possible to get rendered bitmap URL from Google doc picture. But now they created a new degraded interface where I can't find such an option. I can only "share" image, but I want to ...
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Adding bibliographic references to a Google Docs document?

How can I add my bibliographic references to a Google Docs document? I've googled around for an answer and found WizCiteWeb from WizFolio, but they say it only works with the older version of Google ...
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Putting page numbers in a table of contents in Google Docs

I want to create a table of contents in a Google Docs document where the page numbers are automatically referenced. Is it possible to put page numbers in a table of contents like this?
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Is it possible to view by type in Google Docs?

I know I used to be able to view my docs by type (document, spreadsheet, presentation, et) but cannot figure out how to do that with the new look. Did google get rid of it?
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Google Docs / Drawing

I'm looking into creating a Google Docs "drawing" for the purpose of creating a basic UML diagram (without arrows, just lines) while collaborating with others. The problem I am having is that I can ...
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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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Sharing a “public link” to a table in Google Fusion

When I press the Grab Link button (beside Share button) in Fusion tables, it gives me a link. However when I give my friend that link, it says that he does not have permission to view the table. ...
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Forcing uniqueness in a Google Spreadsheets column

I have created a Google spreadsheet (acting as a database) that has numerous columns, name being one of them, and I wanted to make sure the name field is always unique and no row can be created if the ...
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How can I insert a chart into a Google Docs document?

I can make charts with the spreadsheet, but is there a way to insert the chart into a Docs document? Is using a static image the best I can do? Are there any online tools where I could copy the same ...
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How do we explicitly “save” in Google Docs word document?

Since I'm using Google Docs to save most of my files, I will visit it many times a day, sometimes to keep notes and stuff. Usually my edits are quick 10-second edits, and whenever I edit a document ...
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Fixed text size in Google Docs?

Hi all I'm using Google Docs and usually when I paste text into the document the text size varies. I can select all and set the font size, but this slowly gets annoying, So I was wondering is there ...
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How do I stop Google Docs from opening documents in new tabs?

Is there any way to stop Google Docs from opening documents in new tabs? For example, when I use Google Docs, and when I click on a document, the UI always opens a new tab. It's really frustrating (I ...
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Why doesn't my picture appear next to my name when I add comments to a Google doc?

When I add comments to a Google doc, there's a place-holder for my picture, but my actual picture does not show up. For other commenters, their picture does show up. I have a picture set in my ...
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How to embed a Google Docs form in a Google Sites page?

I tried copying the iframe code to the page but the form does not display. Instead a box is down that does not contain the form: What is the right way to embed?
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Filter out reponses to a Google Docs form by a failed “check” value in a multi-choice item

I want to lay traps in a Google Docs form to filter respondents. The form has some questions with answers in checkboxes like so: Question 1 ☐ Answer A ☐ Answer B Question 2 ☐ Answer A ...
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How do I set Google Docs not always with https?

I use Google Chrome Browser. Is it possible to set Google Docs not always with https?
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Unauthenticated access to Google Docs and Calendar

Today, I tried a demo of Openbravo (web-based ERP) and on its main workspace there were two widgets Google Docs and Google Calendar and they both displayed my Docs and Calendar data from my Google ...
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Automatically changing text to hyperlinks in Google Docs

Is it possible to set up auto-correct in Google Docs so that it will automatically change a word to a hyperlink to said word? For example, I type: facebook What I want is for the word to then ...
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Why can I not see revision history of shared Google Docs documents?

My friend shared a document with me on Google Docs. The document was then edited, and is now at revision 2. How do I view revision 1? For some reason I cannot click "see revision history". Are ...
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How do I search for keywords in Google Docs, and see the results with context?

I have many documents stored on Google Docs as text or spreadsheets. In many of them I put little "todo: something notes" I would like to search though them and see a list somewhere Is that ...
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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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How does Google Docs differ essentially from other services like Dropbox [closed]

I have a Google account so I would see it as straight forward to use only Google Docs for storage and everything. I have read that Dropbox does not permit uploading of folders which is time consuming. ...
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How to direct a Comment in a Google Doc to a particular user (who is sharing the Doc)?

Is there an easy way to direct a Comment I make in a Google Doc to a parciular particular person it's shared with? I.e., I'm sharing MyDoc with 3 people. I have several questions I've entered as ...
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Parse incoming email for key information in Gmail

I get sales notifications via email (Gmail) and I would like a way to parse these incoming emails for key information (purchase id, customer name, email, etc) and then import that into a Google Docs ...
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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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How do I show items in Google Docs' “Home” category?

I'd like to start using the Home View to keep things I work on at the front whenever I log in, however I don't know how. If I drag any existing files onto it, nothing shows up. If I manually select ...
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Using Google Docs to work with Europass CV

Is there any trick to make Google Docs get the correct layout of a Europass CV? I keep trying and trying but I cant get that to work well, all my tried go into something like this: and then:
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Import SVG files to Google Docs as a drawing

I've got a drawing I made in SVG format, and I'd like to include it in a Google document I'm writing. I tried uploading the SVG file, but it only lets me view it, not edit it. Any Google searches for ...
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docx files in Google viewer [closed]

The documentation of Google viewers describe that it supports .docx files. But when I open a .docx file in the Google viewer nothing is displayed - see here I can't figure it out what the problem ...
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Keep formatting of text when pasting text from Google Docs to MailChimp

Is there a way of keeping the formatting of text when pasting text from Google Docs to MailChimp? This is just for bold and italic formatting.
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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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Upload to Google Docs through email

How do I upload a document to Google Docs through an email attachment? I remember seeing a feature of being able to email my document through and have it saved in Google Docs. Does this still work ...
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Want to email file to a google app for others to access

Google Docs used to let you email docs to it. Now they turned that off. I need that feature to collect match score reports by email and allow all coaches to see all reports. The coaches are ...
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Make 'All Items' my default location in Google Docs

I'd like to make 'All Items' my default location when I load up Google Docs instead of 'Home'. Clicking to remove the 'Home' label or having to navigate to 'All Items' every single time I want to ...
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How to display calendar for a question in Google Form that asks for date input?

Is it possible for a form that was created in Google Docs to display calendar of a current month so a user can answer a question that asks about a date?
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How I delete all my Google Docs (with no collections)?

A similar question to mine has been asked before - I want to be able to delete all my Google Docs at once. I used a synchronization app called Syncplicity which synced all my documents with my Google ...
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Download Files to Google Docs?

Is there a way to download a .PDF or whatever in such a way that it would skip my local machine and be directly uploaded to Google docs? If that's not possible, is there some solution where I can set ...
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Can I make columns in a Google document?

I am using Google Docs and have a document file. I would like to add columns within this, and was wondering if that is possible. I can't find how to do it internally.
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Add editors to Google Docs without allowing them to see the document

For our organization I'd like to have an online Google Docs Spreadsheet to which all co-workers can submit info, but only the owner (in this case me) can see the document. I've taken a look at the ...
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Create documents with plain text formatting in Google Docs

How do I make documents in Google Docs with plain text format? Sometimes I make changes to text pages on my site and upload them to the website. The files are PHP and I prepare the pages in ...
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How can I get Google Docs to stop formatting a form response as a date?

I have a Google form with a question that contains a drop-down box with the following values: Fewer than 10 11-25 26-50 More than 50 If the user selects "11-25", Google Docs renders the response ...
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Add a link in Google Spreadsheet to a paragraph in Docs

How do I add a link in a Google Spreadsheet to a specific paragraph or header in a Google Doc?