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Google Drive Shell on Chrome OS

Is there a way to manipulate Google Drive files with shell (dev mode) on Chrome OS?
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Google Photos Backup Size

I am sure that you all know that Google offers the free backup of photos through their Google Photos App. I've since found out that the free backup, as Google advertises, with reduced photo quality ...
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Set global “export to PDF” settings for Google Drive Sheets

I'm an Aussie. Google Drive is obviously built for USA first. Each time I export a Google Drive Sheet as a PDF, I have to change the page size from Letter to A4, and other such settings. Is there a ...
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IFTTT to Google Drive (Sheets) - How to write on the same row?

I'm looking for a way to get a recipe from IFTTT to Google drive (sheets) in the same row. The recipe writes in the first 3 columns, but if there is anything already in the same row it skips that row ...
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Set an expiration on a shared document

I want to share a document with several people, but I want to rescind the document at the end of the month. Is there a way I can do that automatically from within Google Drive? Or am I consigned to ...
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Indexing content of PDF files in Google Drive

Is the content of not converted PDF files, stored in Google Drive, indexed?
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How do I parse an integer in a Google Spreadsheet?

What is the equivalent of parseInt() (JS) or intval() (PHP) in Google Spreadsheet? I want to compute the sum of the numbers in a row in a separate cell. So if I had "3 cups" and "5 cups" in a row, I ...
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When uploading a file to Google Drive must you stay on the page?

When uploading to Google Drive must one leave the web page open that is doing the upload? I tested and navigated away from the page and when I came back, even though the upload was around 90%, it ...
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Adding my free Google Drive storage to my Gmail storage

I am running out of storage in my gmail account. However, I have 5GB of free space on my Google Drive. Is there a way I can store some of my emails (not only their attachments, but the complete email) ...
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Backing up Google Drive on a different storage device on Chrome OS

I am very interested in a way to back up Chrome OS's Google Drive content onto another storage device besides the local disk, like maybe an SD card. This would provide me more space to store files ...
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Google extra storage - Buying for more than one year

Is it possible to buy gmail extra storage for more than one year at once?
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How to host a privately shared website on Google Drive?

I've created this html+javascript based website via jalbum. And I'm currently uploading it to Google Drive. Before Google Drive, I was uploading it to Dropbox, but stopped that upload, believing that ...
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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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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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Selectively remove/disable syncing Google Drive documents on Chrome

I have installed the Google Docs app (extension) on Google Chrome (v43.0.2357.65 (Official Build) beta (64-bit) on Ubuntu Linux 14.04), and enabled offline sync on my Google Drive account. Offline ...
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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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How to hide page number on first page?

I have setup a document with page numbers within the footnote. Now I want to hide the number for the first page as it is the document's cover sheet.
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Requiring users to sign in to edit a document on Google Drive

I have a document shared publicly (anyone with the link can edit). Is there a way of requesting signing-in in order to make any edits? I think I've seen a doc shared this way, but I don't have such ...
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Is it possible to directly delete a file forever in Google Drive?

I would like to directly "delete forever" a file in Google Drive. Is this possible? In doing so, I want to avoid the extra step of deleting the file from the Trash can.
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Google Docs is altering my formatting, how can I avoid this?

I don't have a printer and I need a document printed. Thus, I've shared a very basic Google Docs document with someone who does have a printer. Over here the formatting looks fine. Tabs are correct, ...
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Google Drive storage mismatch

I have a paid 100GB Google Drive plan. It is reporting that I am at 99% capacity. According to the the storage both within the desktop and web application, I have used 90.53GB within Drive. My ...
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Google Spreadsheet formatting a cell with wordwrap without switching modes?

How can one format a cell to have wordwrap in Google Spreadsheets? I've tried Shift+Enter, but that doesn't seem to work. One thing I know works is to place the Spreadsheet into List Mode and then ...
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Copy image from Google Docs spreadsheet to Google Docs document

There's an image in a Google Docs presentation that I would like to insert into a Google Docs document. How can I transfer the image from the presentation to the document? I can right-click on the ...
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Sharing Google Spreadsheet documents via a local network

I need to create a Google Spreadsheet and share it with a set of computers connected to each other via a local network. Those computers are not connected to the internet. Is it possible to share a ...
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How to share Google Drive folder without sign in required to view

I have a Google Drive folder shared to anyone with the link. The problem is that when anyone with the link tries to access it, everything on the page is unresponsive (clicking folders does nothing) ...
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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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Change Google Drive password, NOT account login

How do I change the Google Drive password so only I can access it? I am the creator of it, but do not want other users of the same account (six of us can access the same Google account), who have the ...
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Why does the displayed Google Drive quota not match my local disc usage? [duplicate]

Google Drive has been telling me I am using close to 15 / 15 GB of the free plan. However, when I check my local Google Drive folder on my computer, the files seem to total actually only about half of ...
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How to search based on part of file name in Google Drive

I'd like to be able to find all files in my Google drive that contain the string "_INSTRUCTION_" in the file name. Is there a way to do this? EDIT 1: When I search for "RMA2013", I should get a ...
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How can I backup my Google Drive files using Time Machine? [closed]

I'd like to be able to do regular backups of my files in Google Drive. I just want to create a backup so that I can quickly restore in the event of a disaster. I don't believe that Google currently ...
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Google Drive copy file to shared folder - directly

I have a folder on "my drive" that I want to move or copy to the folder "Kai" which is located in "Shared with me". Dragging a folder from the left sidepanel into the folder of the shared area ...
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How to disable highlighting commented text in Google Docs?

Any time you add a comment in Google Docs (Google Drive), the text selected becomes highlighted: If you don't select any text, you either will not be able to leave a comment or the nearest word ...
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Can I resize an image (Drawing file) in Google Drive?

Is it possible to resize an image (a Drawing file) within Google Drive? I created a new drawing in Google Drive. When I download the image as a PNG file and then upload it to where I want to use it (...
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How do I convert a Google doc to PDF without downloading it?

Related: How do I convert a Microsoft Word document to Google Docs format without having to download and reupload again?, which is the reverse of what I want—converting to a Google document. I'd like ...
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What's the proper way to delete a shared Google Drive file?

(A similar question didn't help.) When I try to delete a shared file, I get a message saying that it is still accessible by collaborators. So what I've been doing instead is unsharing first, and ...
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How do I search old revisions of Google Documents?

I know how to search in Google Drive, and how to view old revisions of documents. But is it possible to search all revisions at once?
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How can I open two documents at once in Google Drive?

I wonder how I can open two documents at once in Google Drive. Selecting two documents then hitting on ENTER didn't do the trick (no document gets open)
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Renew Google Drive share link

In our company we have some files on Google Drive which I share with different people using a share link. Company policy dictates that shares, passwords,... need to be changed regularly to decline ...
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Insert image from Google Drive into Google Sheets

How do I insert/link to images existing in a folder in Google Drive into a Google Sheets spreadsheet? There is the image() function, I imagine using it something like this: image("googledrive://...
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How to Fill a Column with Sequential Dates in Google Sheets

In Excel you can right-click drag a date downwards to fill a column with the next dates in the sequence. For example if you enter 9/1/2014, select that cell, then right-click drag down over the cells ...
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Shared folder user permissions in popular cloud-storage apps

I am searching for a popular cloud-based storage solutions with flexible shared folder permissions. Here is my problem: currently, we are using Dropbox to share files among a large team (ca. 80 ...
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Download an older version of a document on Google Docs

I have an Excel sheet document on Google Docs with several revisions. I want to download one of its older versions to my machine. How can I do this? (Google Docs allows downloading the latest ...
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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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How can I create a theme for a Google Docs Presentation?

Does Google Docs allow you to create new themes for Presentations. I can change the background and set text colours for each part but how/can these be set for the whole presentation?
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Google Drive temporary account for school group projects [closed]

I have an existing Google gmail account. I have created a Google Drive account using a new gmail account for a school group project and shared this Drive account to members of the group. I don't like ...
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Google Drive on Linux

Is there a planned release date or any info on when will they release Google drive application on Linux?
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How to enable duplicating questions in Google form by the user who is filling it

I have a Google form with two parts. The first part is personal details (name, phone etc.). The second part is other information from the users. For my real needs, each part contains several ...
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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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What “Send without sharing” feature do in Gmail when sending attached file from Google Drive?

In Gmail, when sending a message with attachment from Google Drive, there are three options: Share & send Cancel Send without sharing If I choose the "Send without sharing" option, will the ...
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Copy all files from one Google Apps account to another account in the same domain

I'm a superadministrator of Google Apps for Education. How do I copy all files from one user account to another without deleting the files from the first account? I know there's a "transfer files" ...