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Duplicates files in Google Drive

I recently put all my files in Google Drive on my desktop and my laptop. When I started syncing files, i found out there was twice as much data as it was before only to see all folders being ...
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How to remove myself from shared Google Drive folder?

I left a project with a massive Google Drive shared folder. For a number of reasons, namely that I don't want all of those files indexed when I search my personal Drive files, I want to un-share the ...
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How to force a file with a different extension to preview as a text file in Google Drive

I added a Python (py) file in Google Drive. I cannot preview it (but the main trouble is that Google won't search in it) even if it is a UTF8 text file. I can add it with the txt extension, but I ...
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How can I sync new content in Google Drive folder, but keep existing content off disk?

I want to sync a folder in Google Drive to my system, but only the folder, so it becomes sort of a drag-drop to my Google Drive. I want the content to be removed from my local HD when the sync is ...
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Create table of contents in Google Docs from only specific heading types

If I have a Google Docs document with various heading values, can I create table of contents from only specific heading values? The reason I'd like to do this is to create a to-do list that updates ...
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Google Docs links don't work when embedded in Google Site as iframe

I'm attempting to embed the "published to web" version of a Google doc as an iFrame inside a Google Sites page. My goal is for it to be "seamless" (i.e., the site's page viewer doesn't even know the ...
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How to track viewership in Google Docs?

Using Google Docs, how can I track how many views my shared documents receive ? Say, I share it with 5 collaborators, how do I know if the document has really been viewed, if so how many times ? ...
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If Google Drive doesn't count Google Documents against storage space, can other formats be embedded or transferred to Google Docs?

According to this Google Docs (Google documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, etc.) don't count towards storage used on Google Drive. Does this mean if you copy and past an image or video ...
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Separate docs in Google Drive

How can I separate documents which are emailed to me into separate files on Google Drive? Before I stated using Google Drive I could simply click on a doc and it would highlight blue then I could ...
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How to make “Upload new revision” default behaviour in Google Drive

Is it possible to make it the default behaviour that when I drag & drop or upload a file into a folder, using the Google Drive web client, that it automatically treats the file as a new revision ...
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Transferring from DropBox to different cloud provider, preserving history

Is there a good way to transfer files and their history into another provider or to a source code repo? When you move from DropBox to another provider, like Google Drive or Microsoft's Onedrive... is ...
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Add a formula to Google Docs pivot table

I have a report that I rerun with new data every day. I need to publish it in Google, but part of the table is a formula and I do not want to have to recreate this formula in the body every day. ...
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How to batch copy folders+files from others' share to my Google Drive?

Someone shared a batch of folders and files to me. The total number and size is quite large and I want to avoid download all of them and upload back to my Google Drive. I have tried checking multiple ...
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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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Google Drive: Pasting Spreadsheet Into Doc Woe's

I'm trying to paste a few cells from my spreadsheet into my document. The problem is that the spreadsheet never fits correctly into the document, even though all the cells are smaller than the space ...
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Automatically create a calendar document using Google Drive and Google Apps Script

I have a question regarding Google Docs and Google Apps Script. Is it possible to use Google Apps Script to 'automatically' create a calendar document in Google Drive with the following document ...
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Is it possible to recursively share folders (with all their content) in Google Drive?

Say I have a folder on my Google Drive, which contains some files. If I share this folder with someone else (either as an editor or as a viewer), it will appear to them by default as an empty folder. ...
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Sorting by title in Google Drive

When I sort by title in Google Drive, I would like it to numerically go 1 → 2 → 3 … etc., but instead it goes 1 → 10 → 100 → 1000 → 1001 → 1002 … etc. Is there any way to get it to do the first ...
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Who Deleted the Folder?

I have a Google Drive shared folder with my company, and we think one of our recently fired employees purposefully deleted a folder. It does not come up in the Trash or under All Items when any of our ...
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Adding and deleting sheets in Google Spreadsheets

How can I restrict users from adding new and deleting existing sheets in Google Spreadsheets? Only the owner of the spreadsheet should be able to do that. Other users should not be able to do that.
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Do I need a special Coding Add-On or something to open recently edited Google Doc Files via my synced Dropbox?

I have trouble converting Google Doc Files to Word Files on my Dropbox via CloudHQ Sync. Do I need some sort of extra Coding Add-On For Word to access recently edited Doc Files via my Dropbox? Since I ...
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Combined table of contents from several documents

Is there a way to create a document that would contain all tables of contents from other selected documents? I'd like to have a list of headings in alphabetical order for easy overview of a project.
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Find folders/documents in Google Drive shared outside the organization?

For security reasons we'd like to see all documents in Google Drive which are shared with people outside the organization (Google Apps users). Is this possible? I know you can search for "to:[email]" ...
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Can I turn off Google Drive's history?

I'm using Google Drive and I have a very limited amount of data, near 500 Mega Bytes. However, I don't really need Google to take history of those files, as I'm the only person working on them, and ...
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How to see the comment of a zip archive in Google Drive

Zip applications allow user to add comments. For example WinZip or WinRAR has an option to add comments to the zip archive, and when we open it the comment is either popped up or is shown in the right ...
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Can “Shared with you” on Google Drive be filtered into folders?

Specifically, I would like to know if there is any way, either through a script or through the API so that files shared with me from another user are automatically placed into a folder. The sorting ...
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Google spreadsheet: protect formatting while allowing to change data

As the title says, I would like to protect the formatting of a cell (or a range of cells) in a google spreadsheet, but still allow changing the data in that (or those) cell(s). For example, I want to ...
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Google Sheets: Reference one sheet from another, where the user may not have view access to the referenced sheet

This is what I'd like to do: The public (even you!) would have view access to a particular Google sheet. It would draw data from another Google sheet, which you DO NOT have any access to. Using ...
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What is the difference between google doc “share” and “publish on the web” options?

I see that there is a sharing option, "Public on the Web -- Anyone on the Internet can find and view" which can be found in the google docs file menu as well as google drive file options. I ...
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When are Google drive and Google docs indexed?

I have published my doc as Public on the Web -- Anyone on the Internet can find and view a long time ago. But, when I search for the pieces of my published document, Google result is empty. Should I ...
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Google Apps Script UrlFetchApp and password protected pages

I'd like to be able to use Google Spreadsheets to login to my registart and automatically list into rows the current name server and email settings of all my sites, rather than use the heinously ...
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Users are not notified by email about a new document

I have already shared a folder in Google docs across multiple users. I create additional docs under the shared folder. But the shared users don't get an email notification unless we add them again as ...
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Is there any way to link to a Google Presentation and if using iOS have it open in Google Drive app?

We have some sites that want link to various presentation's, idealy our staff should click on a link and be able to present it. We have linked to the presentation but it opens in the mobile web view. ...
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How to protect table cells in Google Spreadsheets from myself (accidental edits)?

As in Microsoft Excel, I want to protect certain cells in Google Spreadsheet. This is possible, but asides from the fact that it is quite confusing to me, it doesn't seem possible to protect cells ...
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What is the better way to collect ordinal data for top three activities from a list

What might be the preferred way to post a list of 24 activities and then ask visitors to choose their 1st, 2nd & 3rd favorites? They were to provide a response: Why are you choosing this? What is ...
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It is possible to hide or disable chat on Google Drive for all the users that are sharing the document?

I need to disable the chat on my Google Drive’s shared documents, as I work with people around the world who need privacy. As I discovered, you have the chance to disable it in your own account, but I ...
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Finding files not created by Google Drive

Is there a way to find in Google Drive all document types, i.e. documents that are not of the type Google Document, Google Form, Google Spreadsheet & Google Draw, that were not created by Google ...
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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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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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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 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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Google Docs: Script Project is not editable for anyone

I created a new Script Project in Google Docs with the following sharing settings: "Anyone who has the link can access. No sign-in required." - "Edit access: Allow anyone to edit (no sign-in ...
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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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How can I get a Google Document to link to the editing of itself?

Consider this document. On the bottom I manually created the "Edit this document" link. Is it possible to do this automatically, somehow? Maybe with a macro or similar?
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Can I precisely position charts in a Google Docs spreadsheet?

I am using Google Docs to create a "Monthly Report" spreadsheet for a product, and am attempting to make an attractive, compelling experience for the consumers of the report. In this spreadsheet I ...
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Filter out reponses to a Google Docs form by a failed “check” value in a multi-choice item

I want to lay traps in a Google Docs form to filter respondents. The form has some questions with answers in checkboxes like so: Question 1 ☐ Answer A ☐ Answer B Question 2 ☐ Answer A ...
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How can I make URLs automatically hyperlinked on a web-published Google Doc?

When I publish google docs to the web like this one: https://docs.google.com/View?id=dc7gj86r_22pv9qqffp I can manually turn a URL into a hyperlink as I did on the first two, but how can I make ...
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How to add drop down in google docs & use it on tablet?

I just started using the Google Docs where i have a list of docs set. I want to add drop down & date to certain label e.g Date : & Remark : Accepted/Rejected. I tried doing this with google ...
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How to search across multiple Google Drive accounts?

I use Google Drive with multiple accounts. How can I search for something across all of these accounts?
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Can you restrict Google Sheet to editing just text with restrictions on formatting?

I simply do not want people who edit the sheet to mess up the formatting. I'm sharing a file with well over fifty people, and if someone messes up the document, it'll probably set off a chain. Thanks ...