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Adding bibliographic references to a Google Docs document?

How can I add my bibliographic references to a Google Docs document? I've googled around for an answer and found WizCiteWeb from WizFolio, but they say it only works with the older version of Google ...
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Share a Google Drive folder with someone who doesn't have a Google account [duplicate]

I want to share editable folders for people without Google accounts, but when I share a link to the folder, the link takes them to a Google login. Is there some way around this?
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Google (Drive) Photos - remove non-auto awesome

So Google Drive is telling me I'm almost out of space for photos. I only use that storage so it can auto-awesome things. Is there a way to remove all photos not used for auto-awesome, to free up ...
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Display Sheet Name in Google Spreadsheet

Is there any way to display a sheet name as the result of a function in a google doc spreadsheet (exactly like this question, except in gspread)?
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Embed Draw.io drawing in a Google Doc

Is there any way to do this, apart from exporting to png or some other format and then importing into Google Doc?
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Google drive deleting my gsheet files by itself

I have not opened or deleted any of my files on Google Drive, however from time to time I see a number of my gsheet files in my trash folder. When I click on the googledrive icon it shows files synced ...
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How can I appear as an “anonymous animal” on Google Drive?

How do you change your title to an anonymous animal on shared Google Drive documents? I'm currently in a college class of about 150 and I'm the only person doesn't seem to know how to make ...
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Google Docs - Default layout when I create a new document

I use Google Drive for work and work only. I have a very particular protocol for pages I print. This is along the lines of: Change the document to Verdana font face. Put placeholder text on the ...
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Are there any good online Word Processor? [closed]

Are there any good online Word Processor that can compete with Microsoft Word and OpenOffice? I have tested Google Docs but it's quite limited and don't offer many features. Are there any good ...
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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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Share individual copies of a Google spreadsheet

I created a Google Spreadsheet file which I want to share with my coworkers so each one has his own copy. So far the only way I found is to share the file, however these doesn't work for me because ...
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How can I make a file available for download via google drive to people via a simple link?

I'm trying to share a file for download via google drive. It appears that drive is detecting the filetype (it is a zipped archive) and making it quite difficult to do so. I have uploaded the file and ...
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Sum of the values of the 10 cells above me?

I'd like a formula for Google Docs spreadsheets that will return the sum of the values of the 10 cells above the current cell. That is, if I'm on C31, I want the equivalent of =SUM(C20:C30). However, ...
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How can I add a shortcut on my desktop to a document in Google Docs?

I would like to have a shortcut on my desktop to an Excel document in Google Docs. How can I create a shortcut (icon) like this? I use Google Chrome as web browser.
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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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Importing responses into a Google Docs Form (spreadsheet)

I have some Google Docs Forms and I would like to import legacy survery data into the responses spreadsheet, so as to benefit from the data presentation features (having the combined data set) but ...
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Paste numbers as string in Google Spreadsheet

I have one spreadsheet in Google Docs with data like: 0012 0234 0065 I wanna paste in another Google Doc Spreadsheet but when I use ctrl+c ctrl+v the data is formatted like numbers: 12 234 65 I ...
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Combine checkbox and paragraph in Google Forms

I am trying to create a new survey. The question will be directed to the patients about their current pharmacological therapy. I prepared a checkbox list of medications, but I can't add a textbox ...
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How do I toggle overtype mode on a Mac in Google Docs?

On a PC, I would use the Insert key. How do I achieve this on a Mac, which doesn't have that key?
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How to move docs using drag and drop from the search results in Google Drive?

Refer to this annotated screenshot and the explanation that follows: This is what I did and what I expect to see happen: Go into Google Drive, and in the search box, type in a few words to search ...
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Can Google drive host a website from a folder in Google drive that is not shared as public?

Here is an example of a responsive site hosted on Google drive: https://googledrive.com/host/0Byl10FMs5_W5QVBuZWlMYTdoQjQ/index.html I however, am receiving a 404 error when I try to host my folder ...
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How do I delete many documents at once from Google docs?

This has been asked and answered before, but the answers are for the old interface (predating Google Drive), so I'm asking again. I have about a hundred docs in my Google Docs view, most of which are ...
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How to remotely upload files from Furk.net

For example, how do I transfer files directly from Furk.net to cloud storage sites like Oboom, Google Drive etc.? The link they provide is only suitable for direct download but during remote upload I ...
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Google Drive files not showing in Gmail search results

Since today, I don't know why because I didn't change anything, if I search for something in Gmail I only get emails as the search results, my Google Drive files are not showing in the search results, ...
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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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How to bring the Google Doc chat settings icon back?

I'm working in a chat window of a Google Docs document someone shared with me. There is however something strange going on with the chat window in that document. It is full height and cannot be ...
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How do I prevent Google from killing access to sister/brother sites?

My free portfolio on google.com allows me partial functionality on some accounts. For instance It allows me to use the googlemail account almost without hitch (at times hangout will simply keep ...
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How to check the file usage summary in Google Drive

After sharing the folder/file in Google Drive to some other mail address, how can I monitor the log activity, like when the respective user has accessed the file, what are the modifications done etc.? ...
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Google Sheets - Checking duplicates without direct access

I have set up a spreadsheet on Google Drive that multiple users can access and edit, but I also need users to be alerted when the data they enter already exists elsewhere (This could be another sheet, ...
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How can I, via google drive API, learn who made a change to a document?

The "show revision history" feature in google drive shows not just when a change happened, but who made the change. Is there a way to programmatically retrieve who the editor was? ...
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How to import a chart from Open Office to Google Document

I made a chart in Open Office 4.0.0 and tried to copy and paste it into a document in Google Drive. It showed the loading sign but just loads a blank image. How can I copy and paste into the Google ...
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How to sync/backup “my documents” to Google Drive

Google Drive (at $2.49 for 25gb) seems like a great option for cloud storage. But I'm looking for a program to backup/mirror/sync my documents folder to Google Drive. I've been looking for ...
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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 view orphans in Google Drive

Assume someone shares a folder with me, he remains the owner of the folder. Then I put some (many) files into this folder, of which I am and remain the owner. Then that someone revokes my access to ...
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How can I give people view access to a Google Form so they can make a copy of it without editing the original?

My uncle works for a dog breeding company and asked me to create a survey for him with about 20 pages of questions. I finished the form using Google Forms and then he asked me to make a guide for ...
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Why is there an extra new line at the end of my Google Docs table of contents?

I am trying to get rid of the extra new line at the end of my table of contents of my Google Doc. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CW9UV5EbbH1JlW_mxZryCiLZ-NCf8vaqh5BE2Xyl1FU/edit When I delete ...
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How can I print an old revision of a Google Document without restoring it?

I want to print an old revision of a Google Document (drawing) without restoring it. Is there any way to do so? This video shows that if I select the old revision and try to print it, it will print ...
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Google+ photos to edit (possibly through Google Drive)

I do not understand why pictures that I do not want to edit are editable in Google+ whereas those which I do want to edit are not editable. I do not see Edit button for them. I hear that Google ...
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How to remotely delete data from a Google Drive folder kept in local system

Recently someone has stolen my laptop and I have some sensitive information laying in the Google Drive folder, which I am sure he/she will be able to access after opening my laptop, since it’s not ...
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Will “Trash” in Google Docs be automatically deleted?

Google Support - Trash says: Anything you remove from Google Drive will be in your Trash until you permanently delete the files or restore them. However, they are known to be loose with words, ...
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Downloading multiple individual files from Google Drive?

I quite often download multiple files from Google Drive at the same time. However, when I do this, it seems to force me to bundle them in a one .zip file, and download them together, which means I ...
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Google Drive apps that need no permissions to be granted

Can I see a list of Google Drive apps, that need no permissions to be granted? If not, then a list of apps not requiring the permissions that allow them to delete files, such as "View and manage the ...
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How to host my existing website with Google Drive

Google has given me 15GB of storage. So can I host my own website having my own domain? Also, can I install WordPress for my website if it can be hosted on Google Drive?
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What happens when you no longer pay for your Google storage?

Suppose you pay $5 every month for 100GB and you fill it with stuff. What happens if you don't pay after a while? Will Google hold your stuff hostage until you pay or will they erase it?
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Delete Google Drive Files without Deleting the Shared File

I have a company Gmail account which comes with Google Drive. My company has also set up a separate Google Drive account to upload our work files. When I upload work files to their drive, it eats up ...
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How to upload a file into Google Docs, given a URL

I want to edit a web document that I see open in my browser. What can I do? I have discovered that I can use the viewer, like this: ...
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How can Google Drive export files in deeply-nested folders?

I have an archive of images for our project. The images are well-organized in deeply-nested folders. The client is behind an elaborate firewall, and cannot access any Google Drive link. I need to ...
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Equivalent of Ctrl+Apostrophe in Google Sheets

In Microsoft Excel I frequently use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+' (apostrophe) to copy the value from the cell above the current one. The same keystrokes in Google Sheets instead toggles the display of ...
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Google Docs document access monitoring

Can the owner of a public document on Google Drive see whether a signed-in user previewed opened, downloaded, etc. his document? I have been given a link to a (read-only) document, and I'm wondering ...
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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