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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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Which items has my access been restricted to?

I recently saw this message in my Recent activity feed in Google Drive: [Name Redacted] restricted access to 3 items How do i find out which items I've lost access to? My drive has a large number ...
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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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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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How to star a folder in Google Drive

I have a Google Drive Folder, which was shared with me via link (I guess it's set to Anyone with link in Organisation can View/Edit). When I click the link, I get into the Google Drive web UI, with ...
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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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Google Drive Form doesn't display on Google sites if not signed in on chrome

I have a site, hosted by google sites that includes a Spreadsheet Form from google drive. Normally, the page loads, then a second or so later the form loads. In the problem case the page loads, but ...
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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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If I replace a PDF file in Google Drive, will the share link stay the same, or will I have to give out a new one?

If I replace a PDF file in Google Drive, by dragging a new one into the folder on my hard drive and ok-ing the replace operation when Windows asks, will the share link stay the same, or will I have to ...
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Prevent specific user content from being deleted in a multi-user drive folder

In my association we organize our development work in a Google Drive Folder owned by the "admin" account with inside a lot of sub-folders owned by different users. While the work is completed some ...
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Avoid Download and Upload in Google Drive to Share when I am not owner

I have been shared a folder by my client and I am not the owner of the folder. I know that sharing this folder is not possible, however presently I am forced to download the folder and upload it ...
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Google Docs equation for adding rolling dates and two different column

I'm a pilot that sometimes flies a plane with a single engine and other times I fly a plane with more the one engine. What I would like to do is have an equation that will take these two columns and ...
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Saving Certain Columns in Google Spreadsheets

Good morning! I am trying to organize a Google-Spreadsheet to enable "territories" to be viewed in the Filter View. I would like the user to be able to edit the data, but I would like certain ...
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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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Display Sheet Name in Google Sheet

How can the current sheet's name be displayed as the result of a function in a Google Drive Sheet? I know this seems like a duplicate of Display Sheet Name in Google Spreadsheet but the answer to ...
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How create a Google Doc from a Google Form Input?

I would like to create a Google Form where the user input will do the following: fill in a Google Docs based on a template name the document according to the input place the document in a folder ...
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When updating a Google Drive 'drawing' on desktop web app does ios version update auotmaticly

Ive done a markup in Google Drive drawings on my computer in the browser, im talking to someone on the phone while they are looking at the drawing on their ios device, do the drawings live update, ...
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Using google analytics to monitor viewers on a shared (view only) Google doc

Is it possible to use Google Analytics to check how many viewers there are on a publicly shared (view only) Google Doc ?
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Different coloured squares show on Google Docs viewer annotation

On my Google Docs I can sometimes see people watching my spreadsheet, usually it shows pink or green square next to their name. What is the difference? Are there any more colours?
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Deleting a file in Google Drive on Windows has no effect

I am trying to clean up a huge folder on google drive on my PC as this is painful in the web interface. But after I've deleted the files on my PC, they just get downloaded again. How can I make the ...
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Create email with google script with google fonts

I've created various scripts to automatically send email to users who submit a form. no I'd like to touch them up a bit by using a specific Google Font (Philosopher). Here is the script I tried ...
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Change Upload Date on Google Drive

I want to change the upload date on Google drive. Or just simple don't let the other people who have access to the file see the "Activity Stream". Is there any possible hack into this?