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Google Drive only apps account prevents emptying the trash

Since I cannot restrict the "Empty Trash" option in Google Drive for my Google Apps users would creating one account that is only used to setup as shared folders in drive work? Can I then give all ...
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How to insert copied text or images by right click in Google Drive

In Google Drive, is there a way to allow pasting by right click and selecting paste? Why do they disabled this feature by default? Sometimes it’s faster than pressing ctrl+V if your hand is already on ...
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Can I restore a Google Drive folder structure to a previous state?

My partner messed up with Google Drive and we now have 17,000 files/folders at the same "level" of hierarchy in Drive (both desktop and online). I was wondering how I could "go back in time" in order ...
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Go to changes in Google Spreadsheet (or Docs)

When I see that somebody has changed a document I am working on in Google Drive, I normally want to see where exactly the change happened. Using File > See Revision History... is not really helpful ...
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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 to create custom Google Docs Form with a custom theme?

Google Docs Form offer a bunch of themes but I need to create custom one. I need my banner at the top of form- questionnaire. How can I do that?
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Why do my Google Drive's equations look bad?

For some reason when I use Google Drive's equation feature, the font that it uses for the equations is....not optimal. It looks really light and just isn't the normal math LaTeX font that I'm used to. ...
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How to add some text value in cell in Sheet Google Drive

Everyone!! I am newbie in Google Drive Sheet . Actually i want to know how can i select some column with values and add in every selected cell some text, i.e . Is possible to perform via regex or ...
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Google docs, remember last position

I use Google Docs a lot for text editing. The difficulty I am facing is that I have documents with 100s of pages; and each time I open a document, it opens with the cursor on top of the first page. I ...
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Google Keep Does not work after turning on 2-factor Authentication on Google Account

I have been using "Google Keep" extensively to keep notes on my workstation, laptop and my mobile phone. I turned on two factor authentication recently and Google Keep stopped working on my desktop ...
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In Google Drive, how do I search for files that I own and that I've shared?

I can't seem to figure out how to find the files that I've deiced to share with people. The Google Help page on the topic provides a few clues but the following query is not allowed: owner:me to:* ...
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Why does Google Docs show this error?

"Sorry, you can't view or download this file at this time. Too many users have viewed or downloaded this file recently. Please try accessing the file again later. If the file you are trying to access ...
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OCR in new Google Drive

The OCR option for images and PDF files seems to be missing in the new Google Drive (the check box in the upload configuration is missing). Is this option completely gone or did it just move ...
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Custom Actions in Google Drive Spreadsheet

I find that I often change specific cells from black on white to white on black when I'm making spreadsheets. It get's tedious to change the background color, then the foreground color over and over ...
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How can I see who has access to my Google Drive folders?

I have a main folder in Google Drive with lots of sub folders that also have sub folders. The main folder is shared with my team. Some of the sub folders are shared with external people (temporary ...
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“You've reached the bandwidth limit for viewing or downloading files that aren't in Google Docs format. Please try again later.”

I just got this message from google docs: You've reached the bandwidth limit for viewing or downloading files that aren't in Google Docs format. Please try again later. You can also try to ...
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Google Sites: File upload to Google Drive

I would like to use Google Sites to create a web site, where users can upload files. These uploaded files are stored at Google Drive, and data about the file is stored in a Google spreadsheet. Are ...
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How do I open the Google Drive folder of the file I am editing?

It used to be that if I clicked the white icon with the colored background in the top-left, it would take me to my folder on Google Drive. Now it takes me to these worthless links: ...
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How to edit existing .docx in Google Docs without losing columns

I have an existing .docx file in Google Drive that is formatted with columns (not a table with columns, but just multiple page columns). When I open it in a Google Docs editor, the columns disappear ...
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Can I get a proper wordlist for Google Doc's spellcheck?

I'm trying to use Google Docs for academic writing, and it marks words like "Ilion", "iconophobia" or "wrothful" as incorrect. Making sure I didn't misspell any of these and manually adding each one ...
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How do I move shared documents & folders that I have in My Drive in Google Apps?

I recently added a shared folder to My Drive using the option 'Add to My drive'. How do I remove it from My Drive? EDIT Although am unsure whether this is the proper way of doing it but if I check ...
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Can I download a folder hierarchy full of Google Docs?

I have a folder on Google Drive full of Google Docs (i.e. the MS Word equivalent). I'd like to download all of these, exporting them to either MS Word or PDF. However, the only way I can find to do ...
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Keyboard shortcut to open a drop-down list for cell values in Google Docs spreadsheets

I'm working in a Google Docs spreadsheet where I've set up validation lists for a column. When I tab into that column as I'm editing a row, the drop-down handle appears: In order to access values ...
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Copy file from web to Google Drive [duplicate]

There is a document on the web that I want to store in my Google Drive. The only way I know to do this is saving the document on my computer and then upload it again to my Google Drive. Is there a ...
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Can I use a Google Drive download URL to stream unprocessed video?

How can I use the download feature on Drive to stream an unprocessed video through VLC or another video player?
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See all shared items in Google Drive

In Dropbox there is a place you can see all the shared items in your account (ie. all the items you have granted others access to). Is there a similar feature in Google Drive ?
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How do I allow others to browse my Google Drive folders?

My company uses Google Drive and I am the admin for it. I have set up a bunch of files and folders on my account and made sure that the default company policy is that "the default visibility for ...
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Does GDrive search use Optical Character Recognition?

Evernote can find and identify text inside images that are uploaded. It even reads handwriting. Does GDrive do any of this? Note: I'm not asking about the GDrive OCR feature that converts images ...
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Purchase a Google Drive plan for someone else?

My mom and sister are starting to use Google drive to upload their photos and other files, they are soon to be running out of space. On my personal account I have a 100GB plan purchased ($2/m) and I'd ...
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How do I navigate to my Google Drive for Work?

How do you intuitively navigate to your admin panel for your Google Drive for Work account? So far the only way I have found to do so is to google "Admin Console Google" and it brings up a support ...
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Why does offline Drive fail to enable for my account?

I'm not able to enable offline drive in either the new or old Drive interface. In the new interface, I select "Offline" > "Sync..." > "Done", and when I open the dialogue again, my settings have have ...
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How to align decimals in Google Drive

How can I align decimals in Google drive editing? I'm using a regular document, Might have been uploaded as a wps file. Could the list I'm working on be converted to a spreadsheet? W/o retyping, or ...
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Is there a way to move attachments from Google Inbox to Google Drive?

In the new Google Inbox is there a way to Save to Drive (Google Drive) like there is in the original GMAIL? In GMAIL, there's this: In INBOX, I'm not seeing it: Anyone know if this feature just ...
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Can I make a sheet private in a Google Drive spreadsheet?

I have a Google Drive spreadsheet with multiple sheets. The first sheet pulls data from all the other sheets. I need to share the first sheet with all users. But I only want to share the rest of the ...
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Pasting text with line breaks into Google Spreadsheets creates multiple cells

If I copy text with a line break in it, like this... 1st line 2nd line ...and then paste in into a Google Docs spreadsheet cell, then it pastes '2nd line' into the cell below. What are the easiest ...
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Inserting page numbers in a Google Docs document

How do I add or insert a page number in the footer or header of a Google Docs document?
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How can you merge two Google Documents?

I have several large (300k - 400k) documents in Google Docs. I would like to combine them into a single document. However, when I try Copy & Paste to do this, it takes ages (because the data is ...
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How can a doc made outside of Google Drive be edited within Google Drive in the browser?

For example a plain text file or a .docx file I'm aware of inSync app but text files that this syncs to Google Drive can't be edited in drive in the web browser. I'm also aware of NotepadApp but ...
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How to create an em dash in Google Drive (Google Docs)?

In most word processing applications, entering 2 sequential dashes is enough to create an em dash. Not in Google Docs. It'd be nice if those two hyphens joined together — wouldn't it? (The ...
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Resizing photos in Google+ to standard size

Can I resize my uploaded photos in Google+ to standard size? I'm about to run out of Google Drive space and the standard size would be enough, but I can't find an option to resize the pictures. It ...
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How to enable Google Drive access for selective set of users

How to enable Google Drive access for selective set of users, so that they can use the Drive software on their machines to organize data. Rest of the users should just have web access alone.
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Select words that are not adjacent in Google Docs?

Is there a way to select words that are not all together like you can with the Ctrl key in Word? Sorry if this is obvious, but I haven't been able to find an answer elsewhere.
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Google Plus: How much storage do I have for photos?

I sync my photos from my iPad with Google Plus and Dropbox. One day I found that Dropbox doesn't have enough space for my photos, but Google Plus takes all of them. How much storage space do I have ...
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Pull data from a cell in one Google Sheet to another cell in a separate Google Sheet [duplicate]

I have a Google Spreadsheet with quite a few sheets in it. I am trying to pull information from that sheet and put that info into another sheet in a different Google Spreadsheet. I have googled this ...
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Can you link directly to a new copy of a Google Doc or Spreadsheet?

Is it possible to craft a URL (or bookmarklet) so that when clicked it opens a fresh "copy" of an existing Google doc or spreadsheet? Apparently it used to be possible by appending &newcopy=true ...
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On Google Drive, how do I download files?

So I was uploading to Google Drive, and I found the lack of a download button on the home page. Where is the download button?
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Google drive not allowing mass download?

When I tried to download 96 files out of my google drive, I got the message a system error occurred when exporting this document. This happens repeatedly in all browsers. I found a google support ...
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How to cancel Google Fusion Table importing data?

I have a document created using Google Fusion Table and when I tried to import an 8 kb csv file (File → Import More Rows), the document freezes at "0% importing", as shown below: I can no ...
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Drive document doesn't display on Google Site

When I try to insert a Google Drive document other viewers can't see it. For example when I log out (or ask a friend to look at it) all I can see is an empty space where the document is supposed to ...
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How to insert code in Google Drive documents

I use Google Drive Docs as my note taking tool and it is awesome since I can use it when I am offline, but I have a problem: I can't add source code in documents there. I know this question is ...