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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?
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Is there a way to add a row to a Google Docs spreadsheet via a script?

I'd like to be able to call a script, which will add a row to a Google Docs spreadsheet, and manage stuff like user login. For example, gdocs_addrow --id <doc-id> name="John Doe" age="31" I ...
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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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Import and export files between Google Docs and SharePoint

How do I transfer files directly to and from Google Docs and SharePoint?
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How do I link text to a URL in a Google Docs spreadsheet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add a hyperlink to a cell in Google Spreadsheets? When I paste a URL into a cell in a Google Docs spreadsheet, it turns into a nice blue, underlined hyperlink. ...
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Google spreadsheet flextime

Being a (productive) geek, I want to keep track of the trend of my flextime. I keep a personal document of my hours worked in a Google Spreadsheet, having one column for hours worked every day. By ...
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How do I find and delete large files from Google Docs?

The company I work for uses Google Apps (currently the free edition). I am nearing my storage limits (1GB) for the associated Google Docs. Is there a way to find the large files (non Google Docs ...
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Does Google Docs online use HTML5?

Does Google Docs online use HTML5 technology or use Gears now?
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Is there any way to transfer files from internet website to Google Docs directly?

Suppose I have the file www.abc.com/temp.zip. Can I directly transfer it to Google Docs without downloading to the computer first?
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Is there any way to play MP3 files in Google docs

I have uploaded MP3 files in my google Docs. Can I play them there? Because they allow video files so I was thinking if they allow streaming mp3 files as well. If not, is there any way that I can ...
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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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Why do unwanted changes occur when uploading Word doc to Google Docs?

I'm uploading a Word document to Google Docs, however when I upload it, all the text boxes that have been carefully positioned in the Word doc all mash up to the top. Is there any reason for this? ...
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Create an index with hyperlinks in Google Docs

Is there a way to create an index in Google Docs like you would in a wiki? I have huge documents with many sections. I currently use block quotes to separate those sections and keep things in ...
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Block quote and folding in Google Docs

Block Quote: In the old version of GoogleDocs there was an option to block quote paragraph, which would create a nice dotted box for the paragraph and make it like a section in a very big doc. Did ...
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Transferring data between Google Docs and Basecamp

How do I transfer data and files between Basecamp and Google Docs applications? Basecamp is a web-based project-management tool. Google Docs is a free, web-based word processor, spreadsheet, slide ...
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Can I add a search box that will open a new page on some 3rd party site to Google Docs?

I'm trying to make a document/spreadsheet containing a few resources I regularly use and perform searches in. Can I create something I can perform searches directly from a document that will open up ...
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Looking for Web Application to capture thoughts/notes for later [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some good online note annotation sites? What do you all use to capture thoughts for later? And actually remember to get them back later? Anything that isn't ...
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How can I migrate Documents from MS Office Live to Google Docs?

Is there a easy way to migrate a large number of MS Office Live documents to Google Docs? Does Google has some tool for that?
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How to synchronize Basecamp and Google Docs automatically?

Is there a way to synchronize Basecamp attachments with Google Docs? Are there any products on market doing this?
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Display Sheet Name in Google Spreadsheet

Is there any way to display a sheet name as the result of a function in a google doc spreadsheet (exactly like this question, except in gspread)?
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Encryption for Google Documents

How can I encrypt the HTTP messages that implement the Google Documents web application? I am concerned about the security risk of editing and storing private documents on Google Documents.
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Google Docs is altering my formatting, how can I avoid this?

I don't have a printer and I need a document printed. Thus, I've shared a very basic Google Docs document with someone who does have a printer. Over here the formatting looks fine. Tabs are correct, ...
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Embed a Google Spreadsheet in a forum post

I want to embed a Google Docs spreadsheet in a forum post so that it is easily viewed by people. The spreadsheet should be read-only in the embedded status. Any way to do it?
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How to disable auto-save in Google Docs?

I'm using Google Docs to edit a large document that I need to access from my 2 laptops and 1 desktop. All is good except when at office, the Google Docs always freezes with message "trying to reach ...
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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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Is there a Google Docs (or -spreadsheets) API to scroll the view?

If I want to scroll to a particular paragraph in Google Docs, or a particular cell in Google spreadsheets, is there a way to do that via Google Apps script?
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Need a free web application in order to organize a local library [closed]

I need a free web application in order to organize a local book library. I mean paper books, not e-books. We used YouTrack for that purpose before, but it doesn't fit our needs because: Free version ...
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How to make Google Docs presentation in a Google Sites web page publicly viewable?

I embedded a presentation in a web page all inside the same Google Apps domain but only people who are signed in can see the presentation. I am the domain admin and I modified the setting in Manage ...
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How can I sync Evernote with Google Docs (Google Drive)?

I prefer to create notes in Evernote, but people I work with like editing them in Google Docs (now called Google Drive). Is there a way to sync us up so we can each use our preferred app to edit the ...
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Specify a default document template in Google Docs

Is there any way in Google Docs to specify a default document template that all my new documents are based on? Like most of the metric world, I don't use the legal paper size. I also generally don't ...
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Create a questionnaire in Google Docs with an NA option

Is it possible to make a questionnaire in Google Docs like the example shown below? 3.1 Overall reactions to the system terrible wonderful ...
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Getting hashes of Google Docs documents?

Although Google Docs documents seem to have a unique ID in the URL, I'm wondering if there is a way to get a hash (MD5, SHA1) of a document without downloading it again. Has anyone attempted something ...
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Extract entries from a Google Docs file into different parts or files

In a Google Document I keep a journal. Entries are separated by days, although I sometimes write very often and at other times not so often. The journal is a continuous document where each entry has ...
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Using Google Docs in full screen mode without using file menu

How can I reach the full screen mode of Google Documents without clicking View->Full Screen? Is there a different URL perhaps that I can use or any other methods to get Google Docs to show the ...
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Inserting page numbers in a Google Docs document

How do I add or insert a page number in the footer or header of a Google Docs document?
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How do I reference existing formulas from custom formulas in Google Spreadsheet Scripts?

I want something essentially like this: function contains(arg1, arg2) { return NOT(ISERROR(search(arg1, arg2))); } But NOT and ISERROR are undefined even though using =ISERROR(...) works in the ...
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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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Can I convert a Google Doc to a MS Word document?

How can I convert a Google Doc to MS Word document?
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Is there a way to get an embed link for a Google Drawing?

I have a drawing in Google Docs Drawings, and I would like to embed a PNG/GIF of it in a web page, but I would like the embedded image to remain up to date with any changes made to the drawing. Is ...
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Entering Local Date on Google Doc Sheets

If I use the shortcut CTRL+;, the date that is pasted is the server date. I have changed the settings so my Time zone is selected to my local time. Shouldn't my Local time get pasted as opposed to ...
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Self-Hosted alternative to Google Docs? [closed]

Is there any hosted, browser-based software - preferably running on PHP, but I'm ready to consider other possibilities as well - that comes close to the experience of using Google Docs? I'm interested ...
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Automated periodic backup of Google Apps (email, docs, calendar)?

I'm a big fan of Google Docs for SME, having used it for two years in my current company, set it up for a startup project, and recommending it to folks starting a business. While it takes away much ...
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Bulk delete documents or all documents in a collection in Google Docs

I have a large number (5,000+) of documents in Google Docs and I'd like to delete all of them and/or would like to delete all documents within a collection. The only native way I see to delete ...
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Can you style Google Forms (from Google Apps)?

While Google makes themes available to style forms in Google Docs, there seems to be no provision for styling forms yourself. I have a two-column layout and want the form on the right. There are ...