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Google Documents - How to add a question which have multiple choice with single selection?

I am creating a Google Doc Form for company's internal survey. Currently there are 7 question types Text Paragraph text Multiple choice Checkboxes Choose from a list Scale Grid I am looking to ...
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How can I create a formula in Google Docs that uses a date format

How do I subtract days from a cell that has dates? For example, what's a formula that will take 3/2/2011 and return this value 2/28/2011? Is this possible in Google Docs? Thanks.
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Is there a way to upload a .csv file to Google Docs using a Google spreadsheet as a template?

I am generating a .CSV file with an application. I then upload the .CSV file to Google Docs, which creates a Google Docs Spreadsheet which is "plain and white". I then have to manually format the ...
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Google Docs file upload limit

I am trying to load a 1.8 Mb .docx file into Google Docs and getting the following message: "This file could not be imported because it is over the 1 MB limit." I have no idea why this may be, ...
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Google Docs: Is there any way to tell if people have opened a document that you have shared on Google Docs?

I sent out links (read-only) to a number of people and am curious if there is a way to see whether people are actually going out and viewing that document. I understand it likely won't have names ...
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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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What are best practices for organizing Google Docs for the enterprise?

My company has 20 people. We all use Google Docs. As I continue to get Docs sent my way, I'm organizing them (via collections), but I realize everyone else is organizing them as well. This is a great ...
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Create new folder in Google Docs with the new theme

So I got upgraded to the newest theme in Google Docs (where all of the items are in the center pane). I really like the folders, and I have had some setup before these improvements were added. Now, ...
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Is it possible to hide row numbers in a Google Documents spreadsheet?

When looking at a numbered list that starts at the number 1, the row numbers are potentially confusing. (Assuming one has row 1 as column heading labels, item 1 will be on row 2, item 2 on row 3, and ...
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Bullets are missing when exporting PDF from Google Docs

When I export a file to PDF from Google Documents, the bullets are missing. Is this a bug? Is there anyway to fix it?
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Always a line above where I insert a table?

In google docs, when I insert a table, there seem to be always a line above the table as shown in the screenshot below
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Automatically calculate overtime hours with Google spreadsheet

so i'm using Google docs to keep track of time. I'm using the bimonthly timesheet template, what would be useful is if the spreadsheet coulld start adding hours to another column when the total hours ...
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How to embed a Google Docs Video in my website

The UI does not have an "embed" button. I managed to make it work copying the HTML from the docs site (using Firebug and Developer Tools, because the html is injected via Javascript) But it seams ...
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Can I get an RSS feed of changes to a Google Doc?

If I would like to track edits to a Google Doc or inputs to a Google Form by receiving an RSS feed thereof, how do I go about doing so?
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Can I use Google Docs Editor for files not in my Google Docs Account

I know it is possible to use the Google Docs Viewer with any publicly accessible worddoc or pdf file. Is it possible to do the same with the google docs editor? Is there a way I can give a URL to a ...
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How can I remove myself as a viewer from a Google Docs document?

I was an editor of a private Google Docs spreadsheet, and the current owner of the spreadsheet is another person. I cannot remember if I could move the spreadsheet to the recycle bin, but I could edit ...
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Google Docs keeps reverting to Arial 11pt

I use Google Docs for typing up a lot of work, and I like to type it up in Garamond. However when I add line-breaks sometimes Google Docs decides to revert to Arial 11pt (the default style for a new ...
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Why do two Google documents look and act differently?

I create this Google document about two months ago, viewing it as a published website looks like this: and when editing it, the toolbar looks like this: I just created a document and published ...
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Does Google Docs have these features?

I have used Google Docs for my documents. And I just knew Evernote which has some awesome features. Evernote is very nice. Especially I like the features. tagging (and it can be searched later) ...
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I had a shared Google Doc but the person who shared it deleted their account and the doc is gone, is there way to get it back?

When the account was deleted all documents they shared with me(months of work) disappeared.
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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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Put Google search inside Google Docs spreadsheet cell

Is there a way to put a Google search widget inside a cell of a Google Docs spreadsheet? I want to avoid my users to hit Ctrl + F every time they search. Would be very cool a Google Docs App that ...
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Are there any good online Word Processor?

Are there any good online Word Processor that can compete with Microsoft Word and OpenOffice? I have tested Google Docs but it's quite limited and don't offer many features. Are there any good ...
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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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What's the biggest csv file you can import into a Google Docs Spreadsheet?

I'm trying to upload/import a 7mb csv file to Google Docs without much luck; What's the largest file size that you can import?
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How can I share Google Drive folders with a group?

I'm using Google Apps and trying to share a nested folder structure with many files with a google group. Example Group test@example.com Group Members user1@example.com user2@example.com etc. ...
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How exactly does sharing work in Google Docs?

I have an Excel spreadsheet I made to track my own scores for an XBox game I play (TrialsHD, if you are curious). I've made it available to other players so they can track their own scores, but it ...
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Indexing content of PDF files in Google Drive

Is the content of not converted PDF files, stored in Google Drive, indexed?
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Compose final degree work with Google Docs: Cool or crazy?

I love Google Docs. It's the way to write and share documents today. Is Google Docs already capable for...? Advanced scientific formatting Advanced headers and footers publishing as book, pdf, doc ...
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Uploading Styled HTML to Google Docs

I find that when I upload Styled HTML to Google Docs, eg. with CSS .underline { text-decoration: underline; } .del { text-decoration: line-through; } mark { background: yellow } None of these will ...
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Google Docs: A Folder Shared with me exists, but doesnt appear under “Folders Shared With Me”

I have a fairly large collaborative google docs project (around ~1000 members). The files are organized into folders and the folders as a whole are shared with all the members. Up until recently all ...
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Are Google documents URLs permanent?

I like using Google documents but I want to be able to tag my documents properly (without using a hierarchy structure) My plan is to create the documents in Google docs and then link to them in ...
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How to extract info from the subject line and add to Google Spreadsheet?

I'd like to be able to extract tasks from the subject line of an email in Gmail (using some sort of custom syntax) and then insert the task as a row in a shared Google Spreadsheet. Currently the ...
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Show edits from Google Docs users in different colors

I frequently use Google Docs for collaborative assignments, and love its ability to show you where other people are typing (and who is doing it) in real time. However, when returning to a document ...
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Is it possible to sync Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac with Google Docs ?

Is it possible to sync Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac with Google Docs? If so, how?
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Google Spreadsheet formatting a cell with wordwrap without switching modes?

How can one format a cell to have wordwrap in Google Spreadsheets? I've tried Shift+Enter, but that doesn't seem to work. One thing I know works is to place the Spreadsheet into List Mode and then ...
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In Google Docs Spreadsheet in List View, can you add rows to the bottom instead of the top?

I've been using the Google Docs Spreadsheet in List View (View->List View on the menubar) as I have a fixed number of columns in my spreadsheet. I'd like to add new rows to the end of the List ...
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How can you merge two Google Documents?

I have several large (300k - 400k) documents in Google Docs. I would like to combine them into a single document. However, when I try Copy & Paste to do this, it takes ages (because the data is ...
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How do I get local documents to directly open in google docs?

I read this article on Lifehacker on how to make a shortcut to open an empty google doc right from the desktop. I would like to be able to open my file browser and just click on a document and have ...
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How can I synchronize Google Docs with my desktop files?

How can I synchronize the files I have on Google Docs with the ones on my desktop? I know it used to implemented via Google Gears and then they pulled it to work on a HTML5 solution (although that ...
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How to limit each user to fill a form just once? [closed]

Is there any quick way to ensure that each user filled the form just once? I've already seen this question: Limiting the amount of Google doc's forms that can be submitted . But it doesn't answer my ...
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Password protect Google Spreadsheet

Is there a way to secure a Google Spreadsheet in Google Docs?
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Google docs gets confused by my logins

I am logged in to both the company google docs' gmail as well as my private (normal) gmail simultaneously (i keep both tabs open in chrome all the time), which seems to work fine most of the time. ...
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How to dash a whole row if a cell is OK?

I have a cell that can be OK, ERROR or WARNING. When it is changed to OK I want to modify the whole row in some way. I was thinking about to dash all cells. Is it possible? Or is there something I ...
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Google docs, remember last position

I use Google Docs a lot for text editing. The difficulty I am facing is that I have documents with 100s of pages; and each time I open a document, it opens with the cursor on top of the first page. I ...
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How do you convert older Google Docs to newest Document editor?

When you create new Text documents in Google Docs, you get the nice new Document Editor with chat and real time collaboration. How do you update older docs (from before the new editor was released) ...
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open source analogs of google doc

I am looking for open source analogs of google docs that could work with word and excel. Or maybe some script that can convert .doc to html and than back to .doc
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Is it possible to use Google Docs as a wiki?

Is it possible somehow to easily use Google Docs as a wiki? I mean, I create a first document, then add a link to another one and so on, so the procedure is easy and fast and the different docs files ...