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Can I see how many times my Google doc has been viewed?

I've recently posted a Google document on a forum and I'd like to know how many people saw and when. I could see how people were opening and closing the doc live, with those user icons popping up next ...
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Google Drive (Docs): How insert special characters by shortcuts

I could do it some time ago, but after the interface change I'm not able. Is it possible to insert the special characters by some keyboard shortcuts?
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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 can I change the column widths of the file list in Google Drive?

How can I change the column widths of the file list in Google Drive? I see that I can change the width of the folder hierarchy by dragging the vertical divider in the left frame, but the file ...
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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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How do you automatically align incoming form responses in Google Sheets?

I like to have each of my form responses aligned in the center of their cells. However when I submit any new information through Google Forms, they are always automatically aligned to the left, and so ...
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Menu option Insert -> Script… is missing in my Spreadsheet, how do I fix it? [duplicate]

I've 2 documents, in 1st one I was able to add 'Script...' (as suggested here) from the Insert menu, but on the 2nd one and all new which I'm creating I don't have this option present. Why this ...
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Finding shared items in G Drive

In GDrive, how to find all item that I shared with anyone (not only one known particular person)? I have been sharing individual items to different people, and I now want to clean that. Can I ...
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How can I update a file in Google drive which I have sent in an email?

I sent an email with link to a file in my google drive. I now update my file, but Google drive create another file when I upload again. This means that the link in my sent email still points to the ...
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How can I make some data on a Google Spreadsheet auto-sorting?

Let's say I want Google Spreadsheets to automagically sort some data, for example column C. How do I do that? I know that I can manually sort data by right-clicking and selecting Sort data, but this ...
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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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How to copy image from Google Presentation to local application?

I'm trying to copy images from a Google Presentation to a LibreOffice Impress file, but having no luck. Any suggestions?
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Is it possible to automatically re-share files shared to a Google account?

Is it possible to set up one Google Account so that it automatically re-shares anything shared with it to another account? I tried doing it with IFTTT, but the Google Drive Channel has no Triggers, ...
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How to extract info from the subject line and add to Google Spreadsheet?

I'd like to be able to extract tasks from the subject line of an email in Gmail (using some sort of custom syntax) and then insert the task as a row in a shared Google Spreadsheet. Currently the ...
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Prevent people from downloading / copying / making a copy of data in Google doc

Is there a way to share a Google Document in view-only mode with someone but prevent them from downloading it, copying and pasting the data, printing it, or going to File > Make a copy? I ...
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How to optimize images in Google Presentation?

Google Presentations allows you to crop and re-size imported images into a presentation, but the changes aren't permanent. Is it possible to make image changes permanent and therefore save filesize ...
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Can I have private files in public folders?

Google allows me to make the file private but I am not sure that making it private has effect.
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How can I publish a word document on the same URL but changing content from time to time?

I have a very simple thing to do which suddenly became hugely difficult. I need to publish a word document on the same URL but I will change its content from time to time. Solutions I tried so far: ...
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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 ...
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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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Google Docs - a formula that does Excel “countifs” function involving dates

I have a Google spreadsheet in which multiple users are tracking a list of dates and class names (math, reading, writing, etc). On a separate sheet in the same document, I want to be able to give a ...
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Google Docs / Drive: Why are some Greek symbols not properly displayed?

My friend shared with me a Google document. This document includes some Greek symbols like tao, lambda, omega, sigma, etc. But I can't see these symbols! I also tried to search symbols by the menu ...
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How do I log access to folders in Google Drive?

I'd like to share a folder with someone outside of my domain and have a log of when they download any content from that folder. Is this something that could be done with a Google Apps script? E.g. I ...
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Forcing uniqueness in a Google Spreadsheets column

I have created a Google spreadsheet (acting as a database) that has numerous columns, name being one of them, and I wanted to make sure the name field is always unique and no row can be created if the ...
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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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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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What is consuming my Google Drive space?

I'm confused. Google Drive app says I consume 5 GB of space, yet the folder on my computer is merely 90 MB big.
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Transferring files across from restricted Google Drive account

I'm using Google Drive with my organisation account (i.e. x@y.com not x@gmail.com). I'm trying to transfer all my files to my personal account (x@gmail.com). However, when I go to share everything and ...
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How can I give permissions to access Google Docs document for non-Google users?

Can I give viewing permissions for Google Docs documents to users with no Google account (for example with a Yahoo account)?
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Why can't new group members see a folder that I have shared with the group?

I have a folder that I am sharing with a Google Apps group - marketing@acme.org When a new user joins the group, I add him in the Google Apps admin panel groups section, I then expect the user to ...
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I shared a folder on Google Drive to another user with Edit rights. He can see it but, but why can't he upload a file?

He can see the share folder. But there is no menu on the left of his drive webpage. So he can't add, create, remove anything. Just view. How come?
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How to protect documents, spreadsheets, presentations which are shared on Google Drive

I shared some documents, spreadsheets, presentations on Google Drive but I want to restrict users from downloading or copying them. I want users be able only to view these files, not edit, copy or ...
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Duplicates files in Google Drive

I recently put all my files in Google Drive on my desktop and my laptop. When I started syncing files, i found out there was twice as much data as it was before only to see all folders being ...
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Transfer photos from Flickr to Google Drive

Do you know a way to transfer my photos from Flickr to Google Drive without downloaded all the data on my computer. May be using a Web Service which can do it ? Thanks
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Is there a way to automatically exclude folders when adding a Google Doc to a Trello card?

Recently, when attaching a Google Doc to a Trello Card, I get the list of all folders and files in my Google Docs. And it lists the Folders at the top. There are so many folders, in fact (maybe 40 ...
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How to connect a Google Docs document to a Trello list?

Documents are kept on Google Docs but we would like to attach them to a list in Trello for reference or to work on the document. How does this work?
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How to disable auto-save in Google Docs?

I'm using Google Docs to edit a large document that I need to access from my 2 laptops and 1 desktop. All is good except when at office, the Google Docs always freezes with message "trying to reach ...
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How do I change Google Docs default quotation symbols

Default quotation symbols in Google Docs are curly ones “”. I would like to use command line quotes like "". I can't find any solution except : Insert -> Special Characters -> Punctuation -> ...
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Create input field in Google Docs form allowing only images

I need to make a Google Doc form, in which the users need to upload an image. Is it possible to do so using Google Docs form? If yes, then how?
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Why can't I see the offline option in Google Drive on my Chromebook?

The help section says to go to settings but all I see is an option for language, nothing for sync or “offline.”
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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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How to Fill Out a Document in Google Docs

In a Google Document, how would I type "over" a line created by underscores or achieve a similar looking result? I would like to type my responses in the designated areas indicated by the underscores ...
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How to remove myself from shared Google Drive folder?

I left a project with a massive Google Drive shared folder. For a number of reasons, namely that I don't want all of those files indexed when I search my personal Drive files, I want to un-share the ...
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See last modification in Google Drive/Spreadsheets

In my Google Drive I see when a spreadsheet was modified: How to go about seeing what the modification was?
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Can I hide from “Shared with Me” the documents others users shared with me?

My problem is that I dont want have a "Shared with Me" folder cluttered with all the docs people shared with me. I prefer move those docs to specifics folders in my folder tree. I did that and all is ...
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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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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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Google storage is out of space

I deleted all my photos from Google+ Photo, but it still don't show space is free. I also deleted all from my recycle bin in Google Drive, GMail and Photos recycle. How can I to fix this issue? May ...
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Benefits of using Google Drive client over manual package upload

I am using Google Drive for backup. I 7zip my work and upload to Drive via Web interface. I keep multiple 7zip files like DesktopApps.7z, WebApps.7z, Documents.7z, etc. What are the benefits of having ...
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How to reset a Google document sharing link

I have set the sharing permission for a file in Google Drive to Anyone who has the link can view. However, while I still want to be able to share this file, I want to generate a new link and revoke ...