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Can non-owners of a folder in Google Drive be allowed to upload files?

Can the owner of a Google Drive share file upload privileges with other users who have edit privilege?
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Why is there sometimes no “Move to trash”/“Move to bin”

I'm trying to clean up some old Google Sheets, but some of them don't have a "move to bin" menu option: Other spreadsheets do have it: What's the difference? How can I delete spreadsheets that ...
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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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How to remove Google Drive document from only one folder?

I have one document in My Drive which is located in three different folders. I want to keep the document in two of the folders and remove it from only one of the folders. I don't want to "move" the ...
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Google Drive track furthest read page in a PDF, or have selectable text in uploaded Google Books?

Is there a way to automatically track the furtherest read page of a PDF in in Google Docs? I have some large text books and other technical reading I'm working through slowly. I've uploaded them to ...
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'Only the owner can change permissions' option is not inherited to subfolders

Recently I have tried to share a folder with subfolders using the 'Only the owner can change permissions' option (the option that appears at the bottom of the sharing dialog window). The folder that ...
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How to print a Google form?

I made a neat questionnaire Form in Google Docs. I want to print it for hand outs to my testers IRL. But I cannot find a way to print it to paper, or even export it to PDF. There are not many buttons ...
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Google Spreadsheet COUNTIF in ARRAYFORMULA

I currently have this formula in column P, starting in P2 and continuing down the page, =IF(A2="", "", COUNTIF(E$2:E2,"Rejected (overdue application)")) =IF(A3="", "", COUNTIF(E$3:E3,"Rejected ...
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How to grant a specific list of user to access Google Form?

Currently when I click on the "Send Form" button in Google Form and user will be able to input the form when they know the URL. Is it possible to grant a specific user to have access to the form? (So ...
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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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Reliability of basic cloud storage services (GDrive, SkyDrive)

I'm curious about in which cases files would either be intentionally or accidentally deleted from a cloud drive service such as Google Drive or SkyDrive. To be clear, I'm referring to generalized ...
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Google Drive Search: Unexpected Results

My GDrive contains files and folders such as: csci402 (a folder) csci402 schedule.xls csci402-schedule.xls Here's a series of searches by file/folder title, some of which yield surprising--wrong, ...
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Google Spreadsheet: How to prevent cut and paste data changing references in formulas?

Google Docs has a feature where if you have a reference to a data cell in a formula, and you cut the data from that cell and paste it in a new location, the reference in the formula is updated to ...
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Google Docs use multiple accounts without signing out

I have 4 four Google accounts and in two of them I use docs regularly. But I can't switch accounts in Google Docs (in drive I can): as you can see all other accounts are disabled. On some pages it ...
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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 (can?) you search the Google Trash for a particular folder that was deleted?

A bug in Google Docs sync created a 16 GB duplicate folder on my desktop and when I deleted it it deleted the source fold (of which folder(1) was a duplicate). So now I want (hopefully!) to restore ...
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Create a shortcut to file in Google Drive

Is it possible to have a shortcut to a file or folder from another folder in Google Drive? I want to have the same file pointed to from several locations.
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Google Drive's Shared Folder: Remove 'Edit User' without files

I'm using Google Drive in my no-profit student association. We're 94 members, we have a general Google account for Drive management and all the personal Google accounts of the members have selective ...
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Hosting Tiddlywiki on Google Drive

I have a gaming group and we share a number of documents via Google Drive. I'm now looking at putting together a Tiddlywiki (or some other stand-alone wiki-like package) to keep track of all of the ...
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Can you apply a filter to Google Docs / Drive to reveal all files shared to anybody?

In Google Drive, searching by visibility, my options are: Public Anyone with a link Private Not shared None of these options allow me to search all files shared to specific people only (i.e. ...
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Gmail & Google Docs: Paste just the text, not the formatting (Firefox, Safari)

When I use Gmail and Google Docs (With Firefox 3.6.6), I often cut text from another HTML or PDF document. When I paste this text into the document body, Gmail and Google doc will paste the text and ...
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Is there a way for me to effectively automate a back up of my Google Drive contents locally, using a CLI tool?

Is there is a way for me to copy/back up me Google Drive contents to my local machine? Ideally, the solution would have these features (in order of priority): Runs on OS X/Linux in a headless ...
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Why does Google Docs show this error?

"Sorry, you can't view or download this file at this time. Too many users have viewed or downloaded this file recently. Please try accessing the file again later. If the file you are trying to access ...
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Google Docs: Unicode symbols not in default Windows fonts garbled

When using a symbol such as unicode elment of ∈, subset of ⊆, etc., which does not appear in standard windows fonts the PPT exported file contains blank squares instead of the font. I expected the ...
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How can you merge two Google Documents?

I have several large (300k - 400k) documents in Google Docs. I would like to combine them into a single document. However, when I try Copy & Paste to do this, it takes ages (because the data is ...
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Given a Google document ID, is it possible to see other publicly shared documents from the same account?

If I have some document IDs from a user that publicly shared them, I would like to see the other documents shared by that user. Is this possible?
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How do I find and delete large files from Google Docs?

The company I work for uses Google Apps (currently the free edition). I am nearing my storage limits (1GB) for the associated Google Docs. Is there a way to find the large files (non Google Docs ...
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Moving from one Sheet to another in Google Sheets

I am using a Google sheets to organize an upcoming project. On the first tab I have every task listed, and who the actor should be for that task. I plan on sharing this sheet with my team... Is 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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Stop users from doing the same Google Docs survey twice

I'm using Google Docs to host a simple survey and I noticed that the same person can keep filling out the survey over and over again. How do I stop users from doing the survey more than once? Is it ...
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How do I publish this survey created in Google Docs?

I have a student who created a Form in Google Docs using their Google Apps for Education account. For some reason, we are unable to send this published form so that others can take the survey. Why ...
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How to use full screen width in Google Docs

How can I use the full screen width in Google Docs? Since the latest revision, it appears that a fixed-width display is all that's available. If I'm not printing, I have no reason to see a paper-size ...
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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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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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Some of my files appear in multiple folders, how can I find and limit them to a single folder?

In my Google Drive, I have hundreds of such files which appear in two locations: My Drive and DesiredFolder. For example, cover.jpg below appears in My Drive and Pride and Prejudice (505). I ...
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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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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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Running a Google survey through an online panel

I will be conducting a survey through an online third-party panel and need to upload my Google survey link but they require a unique ID tag for them to be able to identify unique responses. Do you ...
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Get YouTube video's view count in Google Drive/Sheets?

Is there anyway to write up a Spreadsheet in Google Drive such that a cell will have the current (or as close to current as possible) number of views that video has received?
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Wrong Google Drive Account

I have the wrong Google Drive account linked to my Trello; how do I correct this? The email address I use to login is the correct email for Google Drive, but the files are not showing when I want to ...
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Forcing Google Docs to display the desktop version

I have to change my user agent to "iPhone" so that I can get connected to the internet through my smartphone. The problem is that I can get the desktop versions of many sites even the Google Docs ...
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Embed a Google Spreadsheet in a forum post

I want to embed a Google Docs spreadsheet in a forum post so that it is easily viewed by people. The spreadsheet should be read-only in the embedded status. Any way to do it?
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Editing LibreOffice .odt in Google Docs?

Is there any way to edit an .odt file directly in Google Docs which was created with LibreOffice Writer and uploaded to Google Drive whilst preserving the ODT format and not converting it to Google ...
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How to insert copied text or images by right click in Google Drive

In Google Drive, is there a way to allow pasting by right click and selecting paste? Why do they disabled this feature by default? Sometimes it’s faster than pressing ctrl+V if your hand is already on ...
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Import and export files between Google Docs and SharePoint

How do I transfer files directly to and from Google Docs and SharePoint?
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Google docs, remember last position

I use Google Docs a lot for text editing. The difficulty I am facing is that I have documents with 100s of pages; and each time I open a document, it opens with the cursor on top of the first page. I ...
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OCR in new Google Drive

The OCR option for images and PDF files seems to be missing in the new Google Drive (the check box in the upload configuration is missing). Is this option completely gone or did it just move ...
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How do I open the Google Drive folder of the file I am editing?

It used to be that if I clicked the white icon with the colored background in the top-left, it would take me to my folder on Google Drive. Now it takes me to these worthless links: ...
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How to edit existing .docx in Google Docs without losing columns

I have an existing .docx file in Google Drive that is formatted with columns (not a table with columns, but just multiple page columns). When I open it in a Google Docs editor, the columns disappear ...
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Can I get a proper wordlist for Google Doc's spellcheck?

I'm trying to use Google Docs for academic writing, and it marks words like "Ilion", "iconophobia" or "wrothful" as incorrect. Making sure I didn't misspell any of these and manually adding each one ...