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How to download a Google Document without the comments?

Comments in Google Docs are great. They are really helpful to work together with multiple people in the same document. But if I want to finally hand out the document we made, I don't want every one ...
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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 can I obliterate the history of a Google Docs document?

I have a Google Docs document that I want to share, but I don't want to retain the revision history when I do so. What's the easiest way to go about this?
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Specify Exact Size in Google Docs

Is it possible to set an exact document size in Google Docs? I am specifically using Google Drawing. I cannot find any options or ways to do this.
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How do I stop Google Docs from opening documents in new tabs?

Is there any way to stop Google Docs from opening documents in new tabs? For example, when I use Google Docs, and when I click on a document, the UI always opens a new tab. It's really frustrating (I ...
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How can I link to revision history on Google Docs?

When I load revision history in Google Docs, it does not change the URL. Is it possible to link to a history entry in Google Docs?
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Can't download/export a large Google Docs document as PDF (what are the limits on Google Drive?)

TL;DR I have a very large Google Docs document which can not be exported to PDF*, but I can download it in all the other supported formats, which unfortunately do not fit my needs. What are the ...
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How to move photos from Google Drive to Google Photos?

I have a lot of photos in Google Drive, in random folders. I want to move them to Google Photos, because I really like the phone/tablet application - while the web app is... less good. I have no ...
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Google drive sharing: Is the revision history also shared?

I wonder about this thing. Imagine the following scenario: on Day 1 I create a text document on Google Drive. on Day 2 I edit it. on Day 3 I share it with John so that "John can edit". Can John ...
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How to only use the Google Drive interface (and not the Docs one)

After the switch from Google Docs to Drive I've been trained to do everything through the Drive interface which I now prefer to the Docs one. But for whatever reason the Docs interface is still ...
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How can I download a huge folder from google drive?

I have a folder shared with me on google drive that is much larger than 2 GB. When I try to download it, drive zips the folder, but stops when the file size of the zip archive is larger than 2GB. How ...
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How to prevent user from downloading my Google Sheets

I have made a few useful spreadsheets for my company. I want to put them on Google Sheets, so my colleagues can use it online to make inputs and get results. But I do not want them to know the ...
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Google Drive Shell on Chrome OS

Is there a way to manipulate Google Drive files with shell (dev mode) on Chrome OS?
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Google Photos Backup Size

I am sure that you all know that Google offers the free backup of photos through their Google Photos App. I've since found out that the free backup, as Google advertises, with reduced photo quality ...
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Set global “export to PDF” settings for Google Drive Sheets

I'm an Aussie. Google Drive is obviously built for USA first. Each time I export a Google Drive Sheet as a PDF, I have to change the page size from Letter to A4, and other such settings. Is there a ...
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IFTTT to Google Drive (Sheets) - How to write on the same row?

I'm looking for a way to get a recipe from IFTTT to Google drive (sheets) in the same row. The recipe writes in the first 3 columns, but if there is anything already in the same row it skips that row ...
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Set an expiration on a shared document

I want to share a document with several people, but I want to rescind the document at the end of the month. Is there a way I can do that automatically from within Google Drive? Or am I consigned to ...
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Indexing content of PDF files in Google Drive

Is the content of not converted PDF files, stored in Google Drive, indexed?
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How do I parse an integer in a Google Spreadsheet?

What is the equivalent of parseInt() (JS) or intval() (PHP) in Google Spreadsheet? I want to compute the sum of the numbers in a row in a separate cell. So if I had "3 cups" and "5 cups" in a row, I ...
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When uploading a file to Google Drive must you stay on the page?

When uploading to Google Drive must one leave the web page open that is doing the upload? I tested and navigated away from the page and when I came back, even though the upload was around 90%, it ...
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Adding my free Google Drive storage to my Gmail storage

I am running out of storage in my gmail account. However, I have 5GB of free space on my Google Drive. Is there a way I can store some of my emails (not only their attachments, but the complete email) ...
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Backing up Google Drive on a different storage device on Chrome OS

I am very interested in a way to back up Chrome OS's Google Drive content onto another storage device besides the local disk, like maybe an SD card. This would provide me more space to store files ...
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Google extra storage - Buying for more than one year

Is it possible to buy gmail extra storage for more than one year at once?
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How to host a privately shared website on Google Drive?

I've created this html+javascript based website via jalbum. And I'm currently uploading it to Google Drive. Before Google Drive, I was uploading it to Dropbox, but stopped that upload, believing that ...
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How can my students save their assignments to a folder shared with them in Google Drive?

In another drive system, I (teacher) created and shared assignment folders with my students. They would open the assignment, create and name their own document, complete assignment, and then save it ...
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In Google Drive, is there a way to search files located in a particular folder?

In Google Drive, is there a way to search only the contents of files within a particular folder (instead of files within the entire drive, as is the default)?
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Selectively remove/disable syncing Google Drive documents on Chrome

I have installed the Google Docs app (extension) on Google Chrome (v43.0.2357.65 (Official Build) beta (64-bit) on Ubuntu Linux 14.04), and enabled offline sync on my Google Drive account. Offline ...
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How can I hotlink an mp3 in Google Drive with a URL ending in .mp3?

I would like to obtain a link to an mp3 hosted in Google Drive that has the format filename.mp3, so I can link to it from sites that provide in-line audio players when linking to mp3 files. I have ...
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Can I embed Google Drive in a web page?

Google Sites and Calendar and various other services have frames you can embed in other sites. In particular Google Groups has a particularly decent embed functionality. Security issues aside, I ...
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How to hide page number on first page?

I have setup a document with page numbers within the footnote. Now I want to hide the number for the first page as it is the document's cover sheet.
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Requiring users to sign in to edit a document on Google Drive

I have a document shared publicly (anyone with the link can edit). Is there a way of requesting signing-in in order to make any edits? I think I've seen a doc shared this way, but I don't have such ...
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Is it possible to directly delete a file forever in Google Drive?

I would like to directly "delete forever" a file in Google Drive. Is this possible? In doing so, I want to avoid the extra step of deleting the file from the Trash can.
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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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Google Drive storage mismatch

I have a paid 100GB Google Drive plan. It is reporting that I am at 99% capacity. According to the the storage both within the desktop and web application, I have used 90.53GB within Drive. My ...
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Google Spreadsheet formatting a cell with wordwrap without switching modes?

How can one format a cell to have wordwrap in Google Spreadsheets? I've tried Shift+Enter, but that doesn't seem to work. One thing I know works is to place the Spreadsheet into List Mode and then ...
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Copy image from Google Docs spreadsheet to Google Docs document

There's an image in a Google Docs presentation that I would like to insert into a Google Docs document. How can I transfer the image from the presentation to the document? I can right-click on the ...
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Sharing Google Spreadsheet documents via a local network

I need to create a Google Spreadsheet and share it with a set of computers connected to each other via a local network. Those computers are not connected to the internet. Is it possible to share a ...
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How to share Google Drive folder without sign in required to view

I have a Google Drive folder shared to anyone with the link. The problem is that when anyone with the link tries to access it, everything on the page is unresponsive (clicking folders does nothing) ...
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Google Docs: Is there any way to tell if people have opened a document that you have shared on Google Docs?

I sent out links (read-only) to a number of people and am curious if there is a way to see whether people are actually going out and viewing that document. I understand it likely won't have names ...
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Change Google Drive password, NOT account login

How do I change the Google Drive password so only I can access it? I am the creator of it, but do not want other users of the same account (six of us can access the same Google account), who have the ...
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Why does the displayed Google Drive quota not match my local disc usage? [duplicate]

Google Drive has been telling me I am using close to 15 / 15 GB of the free plan. However, when I check my local Google Drive folder on my computer, the files seem to total actually only about half of ...
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How to search based on part of file name in Google Drive

I'd like to be able to find all files in my Google drive that contain the string "_INSTRUCTION_" in the file name. Is there a way to do this? EDIT 1: When I search for "RMA2013", I should get a ...
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How can I backup my Google Drive files using Time Machine? [closed]

I'd like to be able to do regular backups of my files in Google Drive. I just want to create a backup so that I can quickly restore in the event of a disaster. I don't believe that Google currently ...
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Google Drive copy file to shared folder - directly

I have a folder on "my drive" that I want to move or copy to the folder "Kai" which is located in "Shared with me". Dragging a folder from the left sidepanel into the folder of the shared area ...
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Using different headers and footer in the same Google Document

I've got a Google Document and it has 1 header throughout. On a couple of the pages I want to use a different header and footer. For instance : pages 1-14 I want Header + Footer A pages 15-20 I ...
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How to disable highlighting commented text in Google Docs?

Any time you add a comment in Google Docs (Google Drive), the text selected becomes highlighted: If you don't select any text, you either will not be able to leave a comment or the nearest word ...
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Can I resize an image (Drawing file) in Google Drive?

Is it possible to resize an image (a Drawing file) within Google Drive? I created a new drawing in Google Drive. When I download the image as a PNG file and then upload it to where I want to use it ...
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How do I convert a Google doc to PDF without downloading it?

Related: How do I convert a Microsoft Word document to Google Docs format without having to download and reupload again?, which is the reverse of what I want—converting to a Google document. I'd like ...
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What's the proper way to delete a shared Google Drive file?

(A similar question didn't help.) When I try to delete a shared file, I get a message saying that it is still accessible by collaborators. So what I've been doing instead is unsharing first, and ...
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How do I search old revisions of Google Documents?

I know how to search in Google Drive, and how to view old revisions of documents. But is it possible to search all revisions at once?