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How do I reset permissions for Google Drive documents in all subfolders?

OK, I've looked everywhere for the answer for this and don't seem to be able to find it. We are trying to get our Google Drive organised so that the right people get access to the right things ...
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Why can't I share my Google Docs presentation outside of my college network?

I am a student at Smith College trying to make a Google Docs presentation visible to anyone in the world with a link. However, the options that surface when I click Share only let me share within ...
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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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Replacing a file in Google Docs

Is there any way to replace the uploaded (unconverted) PDF file? For example, I have a PDF file and I realized that there were some typos in it, so I wish to upload the revised file in place of the ...
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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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Saving a GMail attachment to Google Docs

Is there a way to save an email attachment in GMail to Google Docs?
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What happened to 'Edit CSS' in Google docs?

It seems this very useful feature in Google Docs has been removed at some point in the past. It seems a shame and I cannot see why such a feature might be pulled. Does anyone know why this happened ...
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How to view the folder size in Google Drive?

In Google Drive, you can use Sort split-button and choose Quota Used to show the size of each file there. However, folder sizes are not shown. I guess it's really a basic requirement in order to ...
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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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How can I bulk upload my files to Google Docs and preserve the folder structuring?

If I have a bunch of files all organized into a folder structure and I want to import those documents into Google Docs, is there an easy way to preserve all the folder structuring without having to ...
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Google Drive permalink that doesn't change with new file versions

I have a file that I'm storing on Google Drive and I update it frequently with new versions (multiple times a day, sometimes). So far, when I copy the link from the "Share" window that allows other ...
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Compose final degree work with Google Docs: Cool or crazy?

I love Google Docs. It's the way to write and share documents today. Is Google Docs already capable for...? Advanced scientific formatting Advanced headers and footers publishing as book, pdf, doc ...
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Finding the changes within a Google Doc's revision

I can use the revision history within a Google Doc to see who made what changes, but I have to search through the entire document to see which sections were touched by each change. Is there any way to ...
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How can I change the default styles for Google Docs?

For a Document ( Word-like) in Google Docs, I want to be able to change the font size, familiy and spacings for the built-in in styles. How can I do that?
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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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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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Inserting a New Sheet in a Google Spreadsheet

How can I insert a new blank sheet (a new tab) into an existing Google Spreadsheet? I'm able to duplicate those that already exist on the bottom, but I can't find the menu option to insert a sheet. ...
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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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Always a line above where I insert a table?

In google docs, when I insert a table, there seem to be always a line above the table as shown in the screenshot below
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Enable automatic notifications to multiple users in Google Docs?

If you are collaborating between multiple users, how do you enable Google Docs to send automatic notifications to all users when a document is added / modified or removed?
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Attach files from Google Docs directly from Gmail

This question may in some respect, resemble Attach multiple files to an email from Google Docs, but the answers there didn't answer my question. I often find myself wanting to attach documents stored ...
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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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How do I convert a Microsoft Word document to Google Docs format without having to download and reupload again?

I currently have several Microsoft Word documents that are sitting on my Google Drive and was uploaded over the past few months. I understand that it is possible to convert Microsoft Word documents to ...
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How to filter emails from Google Docs?

Emails from Google Docs are sent from the personal email address rather than from noreply address. So when I receive a notification about that somebody has shared a document with me, I see ...
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Why does Google Docs change the title of my doc to Chinese characters?

When I open a pdf file from an email (happens on some but not all pdfs) Google Docs comes up with the correct title while showing the preview for my document. Then a second later, it changes the ...
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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 ...
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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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Adding one Google Spreadsheet column to a string to dynamically create a URL in the next column

I have a spreadsheet of product id codes that I'd like to turn into links, and from everything I've read, the concat or concatenate functions in Google Docs should work for that, but so far everything ...
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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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Transfer Google docs from one account to another

My company just changed its domain name, and we all moved our Google apps accounts (say, from adam@old-domain.com to adam@new-domain.com). We have found sufficient solutions for transferring emails, ...
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URL to create a new Google document

What is the current URL to create a new Google Document please? Since Google last updated their Docs the old URL does not work.
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How do you remove an app from Google Drive?

A while ago, I installed DriveTunes to play music from Google Drive. Now, it annoys me. I've already: removed the Chrome extension revoked DriveTunes access to my files revoked DriveTunes ...
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Reference data from another 'spreadsheet' in google docs / drive [duplicate]

Is there a way i can reference data from another google spreadsheet in google docs / drive ? ie. spreadsheet-A, sheet 1, column A is a dynamic reference of spreadsheet-B, sheet 1, column E Im not ...
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Imported from Google Notebook?

Today I login to my Google Docs and saw a mysterious looking file named "Imported from Google Notebook - My Notebook". I have no idea what is Google Notebook or how it got there. The content of the ...
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Embed Google Drawing Inside Google Docs

Is there any way I can embed Google Drawing in a Google Doc? The suggestion here doesn't seem to apply to a new version of Google Docs. First, it is not about embedding a drawing. Second, even though ...
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Show edits from Google Docs users in different colors

I frequently use Google Docs for collaborative assignments, and love its ability to show you where other people are typing (and who is doing it) in real time. However, when returning to a document ...
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Find out when a Google document was shared

In Google Docs, is there any way to find out exactly when a document was shared with somebody that I created and shared? This would be useful, at least for me, in finding out exactly when a document ...
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How can I recursively set ownership of Google Drive files and folders?

We recently moved from Dropbox to Google Drive for our whole company and I used one user account to move everything into Google Drive. Now most/all of the file/folders are owned by one account. The ...
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Google Apps for Business Local Backup

Is there a way to backup the entire organisations documents locally? We aren't so much worried about data loss as we are access: what happens if our internet connection goes down? (and it has in the ...
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Save directly into shared folder on Google Docs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to create a doc directly inside a collection? The scenario: I have a shared folder. If I select the folder and press "Create new" and select folder, it ...
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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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Does Google Drive store files locally on your machine?

We've use Google Apps for Business, more specifically Google Drive extensively at work. So much so if it went down / our data went missing, we would be stuck. We've already turned on 2 set ...
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Does Google Docs Viewer only open documents (PDFs, .DOCs) that are upto a particular file size?

I noticed that Google Docs Viewer could not open (the progress bar halts) some of my .DOC files that were over 12 MB while some documents which were in about 5MB opened fine. Is there a file size ...
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What is the bandwidth limit for Google Docs file uploads?

The Google Docs help states that one's storage quota "includes plenty of bandwidth for ordinary use". In practice, about how much does this amount to? Is Google Docs suitable for hosting for public ...
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How can I synchronize Google Docs with my desktop files?

How can I synchronize the files I have on Google Docs with the ones on my desktop? I know it used to implemented via Google Gears and then they pulled it to work on a HTML5 solution (although that ...
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Google docs forms confirmation email when someone signs up?

When you are using google docs forms so people can sign up to an event. Is it possible to make the form send out a confirmation email when someone registers?
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How to download lots of pictures sent via Google Drive in Gmail

I got sent a few hundred pics from Gmail to Gmail, but on their end they were sent using Google Drive, so they are just links, and there's not a “download all” link. And I can't access the parent ...
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Is there any way to make Google Docs document view default to compact controls?

Whenever I open a document in Google Docs for editing, I push Shift + Ctrl + F to set the mode to Compact Controls. I find this view simply superior, to the standard view, so I would like to make it ...
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Why doesn't my picture appear next to my name when I add comments to a Google doc?

When I add comments to a Google doc, there's a place-holder for my picture, but my actual picture does not show up. For other commenters, their picture does show up. I have a picture set in my ...
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Search for publicly shared files on Google Drive

Is there any feature in Google Drive to search for files and folders shared publicly by other users? I have uploaded some e-books online and I need to know how the public users can access them without ...