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Google Drive and Multiple Users

I am not very familiar with Google Docs or Google Drive but started to look into it more and have two questions: Once a file is uploaded can others in my organization see the files and download ...
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Can my company own a Google Doc within Google Apps for Business?

My company is evaluating Google Apps for Business, and it seems that one use case we desire is not covered: we would like to have Google Docs to be owned by the business, not by any one specific user. ...
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Escape parentheses around a number in Google Docs Spreadsheets?

How do you escape parentheses around numbers in Google Docs Spreadsheets so that they don't default to displaying as negative numbers?
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Is it possible to copy a document in Google Docs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Google Drive: copy a file with the web interface In Google Docs (Drive) can you create a new document that is a copy of an existing document?
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Getting Google Drive to open in a certain folder?

I have a certain folder in Google Drive which contains most of my work materials and which I use many times more often than any other folder. How can I get it to go to that folder by default when I ...
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Ctrl + F not working for browser page search when using Google Docs

When I do Ctrl+F in Google Docs, it shows the "document find view". What I would like is the "browser find view" when in Google Chrome. What keys do I need to press to do a browser Ctrl+F in Google ...
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Synchronize files to another user's Google Drive account

I'm checking out Google Drive as a way to share files between several users. The sharing options seem sufficient for my purposes with one exception: I can sync files using the Desktop synchronization ...
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How to opt out viewing doc files in Gmail through Google Docs?

When I want to view a doc attachment in Gmail, I am automatically sent to my Google Docs to view it. How to stop that and use a default viewer (Word, Foxit, etc.)?
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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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Change the background color of selected text in Google Docs to increase readability

How can I override or change the background color of text selected in Google Docs? It is difficult for me to see the difference and I would like to increase the contrast or difference. After Google ...
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Allow users to use my online spreadsheet in Google Docs without saving their edits

I made an online spreadsheet in to calculate grades. I want my users to use it without Google Docs showing it real-time to other users. How do I do this? It seems if I allow people to edit the ...
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How can I specify which Google login to get docs from in Trello?

I am logged into 3 Google accounts. I want to attach a document from Google drive to a Trello card but I can only select a document from the default account. Is there a way to specify in Trello which ...
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Refuse to be owner of a Google Drive document

Sometimes I get email notifications that a friend has shared a document with me. But I don't want to be part owner. How can I refuse to be the document's owner? Can I refuse when someone is trying to ...
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Index containing page numbers in Google Docs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Putting page numbers in a table of contents in Google Docs I'm using Google Docs to write a technical document having a deep tree structure. I know about the Table of ...
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How can I stop users from syncing Company folders to their Google Drive desktop?

I do the admin for our 30 user company (Apps Premier account). We migrated from Exchange one year ago and I have gradually weaned people off their MS Office habits and now everyone uses GDocs/Drive ...
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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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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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Using Google Docs for File Sharing

I'm a webmaster and I want to host some files which will be downloaded by 1000's of site visitors. To save bandwidth of my site I want to consider free file sharing sites like Hotfile, Rapidshare etc ...
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How do I stop Google Docs from opening document-relative links in new tabs?

Similar to How do I stop Google Docs from opening documents in new tabs?, how do I open internal links within a Google Doc in the same tab? Specific scenario -- I've manually created a link to a ...
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Is it possible to prove that a document was shared at a given time?

If I look at my Google drive, I can see all the documents I have access to in the "Activity" section. If someone shares a document with me I can see when someone last made changes to the doc. ...
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Cell row reference coming from another cell in Google Docs

I need to make google docs evoke the row number for a cell reference by pointing to another cell. Allow me to explain: I have a form with different cells that point to another sheet (Sheet1!). All ...
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Is it possible to have clean URLs for Google Drive items? [closed]

Is it possible to have clean URLs for Google Drive items? By items I mean folders (collections) and files. There are currently horrendously long strings of numbers and letters in a URL. They look ...
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How do I make a cell highlighted if the date in the cell is today in Google Spreadsheets? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Advanced date logic in Google Spreadsheets Here's the problem. I have a spreadsheet with many consecutive days. So Cell1 = 7/30/2012, Cell2 = 7/31/2012 etc. I want Cell1 ...
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Google Apps, how to publish to the web outside my organization? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can't I share my Google Docs presentation outside of my college network? I want to "publish to the web" a spreadsheet so a person outside my organization (Google ...
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Create input field in Google Docs form allowing only numbers

We need to create a form asking the clients for their age. Is there any way to create a field where you can only fill in numbers - maybe only 4 numbers like 1976 or 2011? Another field input would ...
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Google Apps for a domain, but only for Docs / Drive [duplicate]

I have a domain with DNS, mail and web hosting already set up, and I'd like to use Google Docs for my domain, but retain my DNS, mail and web hosting outside of Google. Is it possible to sign up for ...
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Is there a way to tell google docs to ignore uploaded files that have already been uploaded?

If I upload a file that already exists up on google docs (because I didn't realize I already uploaded it, or because I'm doing a bulk upload), I get a second copy of the file. Is there any way to get ...
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No option to import documents into Google Docs

How do I import document into Google Docs? I don't see an import option. Do I open the drive and drop it in? I am trying to follow these ACRA (Application Crash Report for Android) steps: Login ...
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Can GoogleDocs be used as a csv file viewer?

Suppose that, while browsing, one comes across a hyperlink to a CSV file. Clicking on it should bring up a Save-File dialog, to download the file. I often proceed to upload the file to my GoogleDocs ...
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How can I make some data on a Google Spreadsheet auto-sorting using onOpen?

I was working with @W0lf here but I am unable to comment/continue the conversation anymore. I am trying to use autosort function onOpen but is not working: function onOpen(event) { var ss = ...
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Can we do a link between two Google Docs spreadsheets?

I want to make a link between two spreadsheets, like if I click on a code in a cell, it opens the spreadsheet which the code refers/links to.
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How can I save indentation depth in Google Docs

Is possible to save the indent tags for bulleted lists? I don't want to have to constantly reset the borders for every new list I make. It's possible so save every other setting, so why not this?
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Working with names in Google Docs Spreadsheet

I have created a spreadsheet to keep track of my players on my team, I would like to sum all of their individual times playing regardless of who they played (different players). Is this possible? ...
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Font or Word Art in Google Drawing

I have a drawing in Google Docs. I want to change the font of a text box. Looking at the help page How to use text in drawings, I see that apparently the only way to change the font is to use Word ...
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How do I link Google Docs to Trello?

I hear you can now link Google Docs to Trello and I was wondering how to go about this.
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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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In a Google Document, how do you embed one list in another?

I'm having problems embedding a list inside another a google document like so: item in main list item in embedded list another item in main list yet another item in main list The document ...
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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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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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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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How to escape a double-quote in a TSV file for import into a GoogleDocs spreadsheet?

How does one specify a cell to contain exactly one double-quote character in a TSV file so that it will be handled correctly when imported (as a spreadsheet) into GoogleDocs? (Note: when importing ...
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Is there anyway to put a Microsoft Word 2003 file online where folks can comment on it (like with Google Docs)? [closed]

I'd prefer not to just convert the .doc to a Google Doc (the formatting gets royally screwed up). But I'd love to have that functionatlity. I was wondering if some of the other "shared Office ...
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Do Google Doc Comments (Annotations/Discussion) work with non-Gmail email addresses?

I love the Google Doc Comments feature where you can direct a comment to a user. +them@Gmail.com, etc.) BUT it does not seem to work with non Gmail accounts (at least the info@mydomain.com and ...
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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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Is Google Drive invitation only?

When I go to drive.google.com, I see information about this service and message: Your Google Drive is not ready yet with button Notify me. My question is: do I need to get an invitation from ...
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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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What services can I add from google drive to my website? [closed]

I can see Work with Google drive sentence in websites and web apps. What we can do with integrating our websites with Google Drive? Is it similar to things with other services like Dropbox and ...
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How to transfer a collection in Google Docs to a Google Apps account?

Can I transfer a collection of docs from a private Google Docs account into a Google Apps account?
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Download button Google Drive sync-application

I have access to Google Drive. But the download button to download the sync application is not available for me.