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How can I create custom keyboard shortcuts in Google Docs?

When studying biology and mechanisms, it's very useful to take notes with arrows that illustrate a stepwise process: A --> B --> C and up/down arrows to denote increase/decrease. This is very ...
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What is the purpose of the presence of Google Docs in Google Drive?

I was under the impression that by using Google Drive, I can edit my files in MS Word or Excel and it will all sync but apparently I can't open .gdoc .gsheet in MS Office. So basically, aside from ...
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Preserve formatting when referencing cells across sheets in Google Docs [duplicate]

Is there a way to show the formatting of the referenced cells from another sheet in Google docs spreadsheets? For example I have a sheet named balance with A1 having a comment and a blue background. ...
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Open Google Drive with all top-level folders open in sidebar

The title says it all, just a huge convenience not having to open up the "My Drive" folder everytime I open Google Drive?
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How to Cancel auto-saved editing on Google Docs?

I am a member of some networking group. Over ten members share different documents and edit from their places. What I found confusing is once I pressed a button on my keyboard by mistake and later ...
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What is the most efficient way of having an entire Google Group edit a single Google document?

I have created a Google Group for my development team, and we've agreed to have Google as a host of our design document. Every member needs to be able to edit the design document, and I'm not sure ...
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Can I file my emails in Google Drive folders? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I move/copy emails from Gmail to Google Docs? I get a lot of emails related to documents I keep in google drive. I'd like to transfer my emails from gmail into the ...
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Is it possible to merge google docs folders from different users

UserA has company/folderA/subfolderA/fileA UserB has company/folderB/subfolderB/fileB If UserB leaves company and if we want to transfer ownership to UserA will it merge properly at the folder ...
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Single mandatory question with multiple “I accept condition X” (checkboxes?) in a Google Docs Form?

I have a form with several fields (name, a URL, etc.) that's part of an approval request process. I'd like to have a question with several checkboxes which all must be checked before a form can be ...
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Sync Google Drive when not logged in [closed]

I have installed Google Drive on a server. When I login to the server, Google Drive starts automatically and synchrnoizes files, pulling changes down from the cloud. All good so far. However, I would ...
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Is there a direct download links for files on Google Drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In Google Drive, how can you link directly to “Download” a zip file and not view the contents? I want to store several files on Google Drive that later will need to be ...
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Why in Google products like Docs or Talk, my username listed instead of the full name?

For example in Google Docs others see me like this: Same in Gmail Chat, my friends see my username in the list, instead of my name. I've checked my account settings, and the profile, all seems to ...
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Why doesn't my picture appear next to my name when I add comments to a Google doc?

When I add comments to a Google doc, there's a place-holder for my picture, but my actual picture does not show up. For other commenters, their picture does show up. I have a picture set in my ...
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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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Temporary / Guest Google apps account

When we interview people for our company, we let them write a short article. We would like to use Google Docs for this, since it is the tool we work with day-to-day, and its pretty convenient. We ...
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Google docs viewer: some PDF are partially displayed

I have a web application where people can upload PDF files and I'm reviewing it online with Google Docs Viewer API, from a back-end web application. I can get many different PDF sources, because of ...
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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 to ...
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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 Art....