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Why can I not see revision history of shared Google Docs documents?

My friend shared a document with me on Google Docs. The document was then edited, and is now at revision 2. How do I view revision 1? For some reason I cannot click "see revision history". Are ...
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1answer
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How do I search for keywords in Google Docs, and see the results with context?

I have many documents stored on Google Docs as text or spreadsheets. In many of them I put little "todo: something notes" I would like to search though them and see a list somewhere Is that ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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How do you make a Google Docs Form public?

I have a Google Docs form that when I try to access while not logged in it asks me to log in. I'm trying to access the URL of the "live form". It's not working. I've tried removing the domain ...
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1answer
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How do I show items in Google Docs' “Home” category?

I'd like to start using the Home View to keep things I work on at the front whenever I log in, however I don't know how. If I drag any existing files onto it, nothing shows up. If I manually select ...
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1answer
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Using Google Docs to work with Europass CV

Is there any trick to make Google Docs get the correct layout of a Europass CV? I keep trying and trying but I cant get that to work well, all my tried go into something like this: and then:
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Import SVG files to Google Docs as a drawing

I've got a drawing I made in SVG format, and I'd like to include it in a Google document I'm writing. I tried uploading the SVG file, but it only lets me view it, not edit it. Any Google searches for ...
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1answer
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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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2answers
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Keep formatting of text when pasting text from Google Docs to MailChimp

Is there a way of keeping the formatting of text when pasting text from Google Docs to MailChimp? This is just for bold and italic formatting.
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2answers
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Stop users from doing the same Google Docs survey twice

I'm using Google Docs to host a simple survey and I noticed that the same person can keep filling out the survey over and over again. How do I stop users from doing the survey more than once? Is it ...
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3answers
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Upload to Google Docs through email

How do I upload a document to Google Docs through an email attachment? I remember seeing a feature of being able to email my document through and have it saved in Google Docs. Does this still work ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
362 views

How to display calendar for a question in Google Form that asks for date input?

Is it possible for a form that was created in Google Docs to display calendar of a current month so a user can answer a question that asks about a date?
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3answers
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How I delete all my Google Docs (with no collections)?

A similar question to mine has been asked before - I want to be able to delete all my Google Docs at once. I used a synchronization app called Syncplicity which synced all my documents with my Google ...
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5answers
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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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1answer
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Can I make columns in a Google document?

I am using Google Docs and have a document file. I would like to add columns within this, and was wondering if that is possible. I can't find how to do it internally.
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3answers
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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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4answers
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Create documents with plain text formatting in Google Docs

How do I make documents in Google Docs with plain text format? Sometimes I make changes to text pages on my site and upload them to the website. The files are PHP and I prepare the pages in ...
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2answers
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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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Add a link in Google Spreadsheet to a paragraph in Docs

How do I add a link in a Google Spreadsheet to a specific paragraph or header in a Google Doc?
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Editing in Google Docs returns “Oops. A server error occurred. Please press 'Reload' in your browser”

When I work in Google Documents, I get the following error every time I edit something: Oops. A server error occurred. Please press 'Reload' in your browser This happens every 30 seconds and is ...
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1answer
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Import and export files between Google Docs and SharePoint

How do I transfer files directly to and from Google Docs and SharePoint?
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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. It ...
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Google spreadsheet flextime

Being a (productive) geek, I want to keep track of the trend of my flextime. I keep a personal document of my hours worked in a Google Spreadsheet, having one column for hours worked every day. By ...
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How do I find and delete large files from Google Docs?

The company I work for uses Google Apps (currently the free edition). I am nearing my storage limits (1GB) for the associated Google Docs. Is there a way to find the large files (non Google Docs ...
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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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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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1answer
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Is there any way to play MP3 files in Google docs

I have uploaded MP3 files in my google Docs. Can I play them there? Because they allow video files so I was thinking if they allow streaming mp3 files as well. If not, is there any way that I can ...
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1answer
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Google Docs web publish: wrap lines before end of page?

Is there any way to format a google doc so its published form will not wrap lines to the rightmost extent of the page? For example, consider the following publshed google doc: MySQL chapter in Michael ...
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Create an index with hyperlinks in Google Docs

Is there a way to create an index in Google Docs like you would in a wiki? I have huge documents with many sections. I currently use block quotes to separate those sections and keep things in ...
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Block quote and folding in Google Docs

Block Quote: In the old version of GoogleDocs there was an option to block quote paragraph, which would create a nice dotted box for the paragraph and make it like a section in a very big doc. Did ...
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1answer
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Transferring data between Google Docs and Basecamp

How do I transfer data and files between Basecamp and Google Docs applications? Basecamp is a web-based project-management tool. Google Docs is a free, web-based word processor, spreadsheet, slide ...
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1answer
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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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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 cloud-...
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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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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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Display Sheet Name in Google Spreadsheet

Is there any way to display a sheet name as the result of a function in a google doc spreadsheet (exactly like this question, except in gspread)?
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Encryption for Google Documents

How can I encrypt the HTTP messages that implement the Google Documents web application? I am concerned about the security risk of editing and storing private documents on Google Documents.
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Google Docs is altering my formatting, how can I avoid this?

I don't have a printer and I need a document printed. Thus, I've shared a very basic Google Docs document with someone who does have a printer. Over here the formatting looks fine. Tabs are correct, ...
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1answer
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Embed a Google Spreadsheet in a forum post

I want to embed a Google Docs spreadsheet in a forum post so that it is easily viewed by people. The spreadsheet should be read-only in the embedded status. Any way to do it?
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How to disable auto-save in Google Docs?

I'm using Google Docs to edit a large document that I need to access from my 2 laptops and 1 desktop. All is good except when at office, the Google Docs always freezes with message "trying to reach ...
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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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1answer
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Is there a Google Docs (or -spreadsheets) API to scroll the view?

If I want to scroll to a particular paragraph in Google Docs, or a particular cell in Google spreadsheets, is there a way to do that via Google Apps script?
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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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How can I sync Evernote with Google Docs (Google Drive)?

I prefer to create notes in Evernote, but people I work with like editing them in Google Docs (now called Google Drive). Is there a way to sync us up so we can each use our preferred app to edit the ...
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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 ...