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How can I obliterate the history of a Google Docs document?

I have a Google Docs document that I want to share, but I don't want to retain the revision history when I do so. What's the easiest way to go about this?
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How do I publish this survey created in Google Docs?

I have a student who created a Form in Google Docs using their Google Apps for Education account. For some reason, we are unable to send this published form so that others can take the survey. Why ...
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Merging cells in Google Documents

Is it really not possible to merge cells with Google Docs Document? I have a table like this: ------------- | A | B | C | ------------- | D | E | ------------- Is this possible with Google ...
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How to export Google Docs Presentation speaker notes?

Is there a good way to export the speaker notes out of a presentation in Google Docs Presentation and keep the formatting? The things I tried are Printing—this works fine only if the notes are ...
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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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Web-based Dropbox and Google Docs integration

At my workplace people heavily use web apps for productivity, Dropbox is used as a backup solution, and Google Docs (custom Google Apps domain) is used for ocassional documents that need to be edited ...
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Sharing a Google Docs Folder shares the documents, but not the folder

I created a Google Docs folder with 2 nested subfolders and 10-12 documents, and shared the folder with someone who has a Google Account hooked up to a Yahoo email address. When my collaborator opens ...
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How can I make some data on a Google Spreadsheet auto-sorting?

Let's say I want Google Spreadsheets to automagically sort some data, for example column C. How do I do that? I know that I can manually sort data by right-clicking and selecting Sort data, but this ...
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How to do a simple set operation in Google docs spreadsheet?

Suppose I have some names in cells B1:B3, and a full list of all the names in A1:A4, is it possible for me to generate a list of names in A1:A4 that don't appear in B1:B3? E.g. Cells A1:A4 have "A", ...
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Google docs forms confirmation email when someone signs up?

When you are using google docs forms so people can sign up to an event. Is it possible to make the form send out a confirmation email when someone registers?
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How do I edit a docx-document received in Gmail online on Google Docs?

I received a docx-document on my Gmail. I clicked "view", and then the "Save in Google Docs" button. Now in Google Docs, I can only view the document but not edit it. How do I edit the document in ...
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A free alternative to Google Sites with better table formatting?

I like Google Sites, but there one thing, which annoys me a lot and forces to look for an alternative, table operations. I use this service to manage project data and that means a lot of tables. At ...
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How can I create a google document in a folder? [closed]

I organize my Google docs into folders. When I want to create a new document in a folder, I have to: create the document save it go back to view all click the check box for that file click Folders ...
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How can I change the default styles for Google Docs?

For a Document ( Word-like) in Google Docs, I want to be able to change the font size, familiy and spacings for the built-in in styles. How can I do that?
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How can I make URLs automatically hyperlinked on a web-published Google Doc?

When I publish google docs to the web like this one: https://docs.google.com/View?id=dc7gj86r_22pv9qqffp I can manually turn a URL into a hyperlink as I did on the first two, but how can I make ...
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Why is superscript not working properly in a table cell in Google Docs?

The following screenshot is from a cell in a table in Google Docs. The "th" next to the 9 is supposedly in superscript, but is not actually ascending. It works normally if it's not in a table. Why ...
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Save directly into shared folder on Google Docs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to create a doc directly inside a collection? The scenario: I have a shared folder. If I select the folder and press "Create new" and select folder, it ...
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Google Docs: Unicode symbols not in default Windows fonts garbled

When using a symbol such as unicode elment of ∈, subset of ⊆, etc., which does not appear in standard windows fonts the PPT exported file contains blank squares instead of the font. I expected the ...
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Losing Subscripts in Google Docs when exporting to PowerPoint

When I'm saving my presentation in Google Docs as Microsoft PowerPoint, all the letters marked as subscripts appears as regular letters in the PowerPoint document. Does anyone else notice this? (I ...
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View/compare revision differences in new Google Docs document

In the new version of Google Docs is it possible to view/compare revision differences as you used to be able to do to see the changes highlighted. I know you can view previous versions but what I ...
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Allow People to View/Edit Google Docs without a Google Account

Is there any way I can allow someone who does not has a Google Account to view/edit my Google Docs? Note that I am not saying I want to allow everyone to edit/view the documents. I want only to allow ...
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Enable automatic notifications to multiple users in Google Docs?

If you are collaborating between multiple users, how do you enable Google Docs to send automatic notifications to all users when a document is added / modified or removed?
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Adding equations to Google Docs presentation

In Google Docs' document editor, there's a rudimentary support for adding mathematical equations. I didn't find anything like that in Google Docs presentation editor. Anyone know a workaround?
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How to upload a new revision / version to an existing word document in google docs

How to upload a new revision / version to an existing word document in google docs. I am able to see an "Import a new version" for a spreadsheet (xlsx) but not for a word file (docx). Any pointers? ...
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How to print a Google Docs document with comments in the margin?

Is there any way to get a Google Docs document to include its comments in the PDF file that it creates when you click the "print" button?
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A faster way to access Strikethrough on Google Docs

I use a document on Google Docs as a simple to do list. I hate it that I have to access the Strikethrough command via a menu. Is there a hidden keystroke to toggle Strikethrough or perhaps a way ...
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How can I find the creation date of a document in Google Docs?

I'd like to know when a document has been created, but Google Docs doesn't seem to display that information anywhere. I tried looking at the revisions, but all it displays is a relative time (2 months ...
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Is there a way to link E-mails from Google Docs/Spreadsheets?

I'm trying to find a way to link to an e-mail from my Google Spreadsheet. We use our spreadsheet as a way to track bugs, issues, to-dos, and milestone timelines (we've tried other apps, this works ...
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How do I import google.com/bookmarks into google docs chrome folder?

Note: this is not a chrome question, it's a google docs question. How do I import my google.com/bookmarks into the docs folder that is used by chrome to sync bookmarks?
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Using the Google Documents equation editor, how can I enter the binomial coefficient?

It does not appear that you can enter the binomial coefficient or the choose-function of combinatorics. I'm trying to use the parenthesis in the third drop-down menu in the equation editor, but they ...
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How can I put an equation into a Google Docs Presentation and maintain the formatting?

I read a similar question on the Google Docs Help forums, but if I copy an equation that contains a symbol without using an image (such as the ∈ symbol), the symbol goes away in the presentation. Is ...
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Embed Google Drawing Inside Google Docs

Is there any way I can embed Google Drawing in a Google Doc? The suggestion here doesn't seem to apply to a new version of Google Docs. First, it is not about embedding a drawing. Second, even though ...
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Gmail & Google Docs: Paste just the text, not the formatting (Firefox, Safari)

When I use Gmail and Google Docs (With Firefox 3.6.6), I often cut text from another HTML or PDF document. When I paste this text into the document body, Gmail and Google doc will paste the text and ...
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Google Docs: Add a word to spell check?

I'm editing a document using Google Docs. I would like to add several words to the Spell Checker dictionary (e.g. 'Lasiewski' ;). This feature used to exist. However, I don't see a way how to do ...
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Attach multiple files to an email from Google Docs

I want to email two files as attachments to a single email in Gmail without downloading them from Google Docs. When viewing all items in Docs, the "Email as attachment" item is disabled in the Share ...
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Rotating a PDF in Google Docs

I have a PDF on Google Docs, but the image is sideways. I would like to rotate the document so it can be read, but I don't want to install any PDF editing software. Is there an easy way to do this?
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Google Docs: Search By Publication Status

I would like to search my Google Docs for documents which I have published, but I don't see a way to search for or sort by this characteristic. This is different from documents which I have shared ...
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Custom footers in Google Docs

Is there a way to use custom footers per page in Google Docs? Due to legal requirements our document needs to have the revision number on each page. As the pages are updated the revision number for ...
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Web docs that can be edited from iPhone

I love Google Docs but I can't edit documents from my iPhone. Can someone recommend a document editor that I can use to edit cloud hosted documents from my iPhone and a PC?
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Why does Google Docs change the title of my doc to Chinese characters?

When I open a pdf file from an email (happens on some but not all pdfs) Google Docs comes up with the correct title while showing the preview for my document. Then a second later, it changes the ...
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Google Docs brings Firefox to a grinding halt

I've found recently that when I open a not-too-large* spreadsheet in Google Docs, within about 5 minutes of leaving it in a background tab, Firefox starts hogging 100% processor time. Closing the main ...
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Create address labels from Gmail contacts in Google Docs?

Is there a way to create address labels in Google Docs based on my Gmail contacts (even better would be a group of contacts I made)? Essentially allowing me to easily create all my address labels for ...
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Is there a way to create a link to a particular position inside a Google Doc?

If I have shared a Google Doc with someone so we both can edit it, is there a way I can send that purpose a URL that, when clicked, takes that person to the Google Doc and scrolls down to a particular ...
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Importing Google Docs documents in Google code project

I am hosting projects in Google code. I have some documents (Specs, Requirements, etc.) in Google docs as documents and spreadsheets. I need to link these documents as Downloads or Wikis in Google ...
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How can I create a theme for a Google Docs Presentation?

Does Google Docs allow you to create new themes for Presentations. I can change the background and set text colours for each part but how/can these be set for the whole presentation?
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Am I Liable for the Illegality of Files I Store Online?

Scenario A friend sends me an mp3. I would like to listen to it at work so I upload it to Google Docs for easy retrieval. I later find out (or already knew) that the file was downloaded illegally. ...
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Are there any important features from Microsoft Office that a college student would miss if he switched entirely over to Google Docs?

I'm going to get a laptop for college, but I don't want to pay for Microsoft Office if I can avoid it (yes I know I can get it at a discount - I'm trying to figure out if I even need it). Are there ...
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How can I bulk upload my files to Google Docs and preserve the folder structuring?

If I have a bunch of files all organized into a folder structure and I want to import those documents into Google Docs, is there an easy way to preserve all the folder structuring without having to ...
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What are the differences between Office Web Apps and Google Docs?

It's unclear to me what the difference is between Microsoft's Office Web Apps and Google Docs. Are they at all similar - or is it just marketing hype from Microsoft. How would I decide which to use ...
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Saving a GMail attachment to Google Docs

Is there a way to save an email attachment in GMail to Google Docs?