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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 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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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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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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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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A free alternative to Google Sites with better table formatting? [closed]

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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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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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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Does Google Docs online use HTML5?

Does Google Docs online use HTML5 technology or use Gears now?
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What is the bandwidth limit for Google Docs file uploads?

The Google Docs help states that one's storage quota "includes plenty of bandwidth for ordinary use". In practice, about how much does this amount to? Is Google Docs suitable for hosting for public ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Does Microsoft Office offer you free online storage like Google Docs?

Does Microsoft offer anything in terms of online storage, something similar to Google Docs? I'm thinking of just keeping a few essential files on the "cloud", so I'll need as little as 50MB. Is ...
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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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Does Google Docs Viewer only open documents (PDFs, .DOCs) that are upto a particular file size?

I noticed that Google Docs Viewer could not open (the progress bar halts) some of my .DOC files that were over 12 MB while some documents which were in about 5MB opened fine. Is there a file size ...
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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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Validation based on multiple sheets in Google Docs

I have 2 sheets that each contain a column of data that I would like combined and used as a validation list for a column in another sheet. What would the formula look like for this?
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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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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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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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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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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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Download an older version of a document on Google Docs

I have an Excel sheet document on Google Docs with several revisions. I want to download one of its older versions to my machine. How can I do this? (Google Docs allows downloading the latest ...
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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 move a collection into another collection in Google Docs?

This seems like a simple enough thing to do, but I've been trying for a bit and can't seem to find out how to do it. Basically I already have a bunch of collections, and I simply want to move one of ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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