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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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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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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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How can I see hidden files in Google Drive?

Some Android apps use my Google Drive account to backup their data. However, I am not able to see any files. I want to see and download a copy of the backup data. Are these files hidden? How can I ...
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Inserting page numbers in a Google Docs document

How do I add or insert a page number in the footer or header of a Google Docs document?
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Google Docs doesn't do copy/paste and requires me to install Google Drive

Today I've got this message, when tried to copy data from my Google Docs spreadsheet: It says I can't use copy/paste if I don't install the Google Drive app. It seems this message is bound to ...
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Automatically creating sheets across different google spreadsheets

I have one spreadsheet that collects the Google form data that is submitted. I then created spreadsheets titled "A-D", "E-H", "I-L", and so on to create the alphabet. I would like students to use ...
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Why does Google Drive delete files removed from the local computer?

I recently installed Google Drive in my Windows 8 Pro and there is a folder for Google Drive. When I put my files into this folder it got uploaded to Google Drive. When the uploads were completed, I ...
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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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With Google Drive, how can I have a single document in multiple folders/collections?

I tried Google Drive today and promptly noticed that the "organize" feature of Google Docs went from a multi-selectable checkbox (in which you can check multiple collections for a document to be ...
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Can I duplicate a folder in Google Drive?

I need to duplicate an entire folder on my Google Drive once a week. There are about 25 files in the folder. What is an easy way to do this?
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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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Insert a datatable directly under my chart in Google Spreadsheets

How do I create a data table directly under my chart on Google spreadsheets? I want to achieve something similar to the figure below. In MS Excel it is called datatable and it is inserted by a click ...
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GoogleDrive: Cannot move file outside the folder

I have nested folders in my google drive. My Drive/ ... Shared with Me/ Folder1/ folder11/ filex filey folder12/ filez I want to move ...
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How to remove duplicate shortcut folders without erasing originals?

We are sharing a google drive folder in the office, somebody moved the primary folder and somehow became the owner of it and all it's contents. When transferring ownership of the folder and subfolders ...
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How do I print a Google Form or convert it to PDF?

I've made the perfect Google Form, but I want a paper version. I need to print a bunch of copies and have people at an event fill them out on paper. Unfortunately, when I try to simply print the ...
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Can Google Drive Document Permissions be centrally managed for free?

Currently, document authors in the not-for-profit community group I belong to grant access to each individual document explicitly to each person who needs access. This isn't convenient when a new ...
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Pasting text with line breaks into Google Spreadsheets creates multiple cells

If I copy text with a line break in it, like this... 1st line 2nd line ...and then paste in into a Google Docs spreadsheet cell, then it pastes '2nd line' into the cell below. What are the easiest ...
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Is it possible to set the default Google Docs styles for all users in an organisation?

Most people in our 60+ organisation have the default Arial/Helvetica heading styles. However, a number of people seem to have quite different Trebuchet headings. These people haven't explicitly ...
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Google Drive: copy a file with the web interface

I want to copy a file in my Google Drive using the web interface. Adding it to another folder seems to create a hard link rather than a file that can be changed independently of the original. There ...
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Nested tables in Google Docs

Since there is no option to merge table cells in Google docs, creating a new table inside a cell could be a possible work around for this. When I insert a table inside a table cell, blank lines are ...
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How can I put an equation into a Google Docs Presentation and maintain the formatting?

I read a similar question on the Google Docs Help forums, but if I copy an equation that contains a symbol without using an image (such as the ∈ symbol), the symbol goes away in the presentation. Is ...
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Building a centralized file storage system in Google Apps

Our startup just started using Google Apps and are trying to build a central file storage system on top of it. I've read a number of articles explaining how this may be achieved. One option is to ...
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How do I transpose data in a Google Spreadsheet and keep the formatting?

If we select a empty line and we type: =TRANSPOSE(A1:C27) We will invert everything from A1 to C27. However, formatting will be lost. Is there anyway to keep the format too?
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How to select text in a scanned document in Google Drive PDF viewer

In my PDF documents in Google Drive, I used to be able to select text of a scanned document. I've always scanned at 300dpi. Since at least a year I can't select text in scanned documents anymore in ...
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Posting more than 2000 lines from IFTTT to Google Drive

I have an IFTTT trigger set up whose action is to add a row to a Google Drive spreadsheet. Once the spreadsheet reaches 2000 rows, IFTTT creates a new document with title: Document Title (1) instead ...
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How can I convert all URLs in a Google document into links?

When I type a URL (such as http://www.domain.com) into a Google Drive document, it will automatically be converted into a link that you can click. But when I copied the contents of a text file ...
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How can i get Google Drive to only download files i yet to download before?

I installed Google Drive so i could download a real crap ton of images used by the Bot in the Anime and Manga Stack Exchange Chat Room, to my last count i downloaded over 10GB worh of images and about ...
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Is it possible to download a published Google doc as PDF?

I have a published Google Doc on my site and I want users to have the option to download the file as a PDF. It's not important if the link will be within the HTML page or on my site. This question is ...
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Open Recent instead of My Drive in Google Drive

Is it posible to open Google Drive on Recent items instead of My Drive? I saw the website opens the url https://drive.google.com/drive/#my-drive, and what I need is to open ...
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“Anonymous Animals” in Google Drive: for not-yet-accessed shared file?

I recently used Google Drive to share a file with Anyone with the link ("Anyone who has the link can access. No sign-in required."), but did not yet distribute the link to anyone. Thus, I cannot ...
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Purchase a Google Drive plan for someone else?

My mom and sister are starting to use Google drive to upload their photos and other files, they are soon to be running out of space. On my personal account I have a 100GB plan purchased ($2/m) and I'd ...
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How can one serve a single google spreadsheet cell content to a web page?

I can embed a Google Docs/Spreadsheet's whole tab/table on a web page. Is there a simple way to publish the (unformated) content of a single cell?
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Adding add an option to context menu in Google Drive

I'd like to be able to add an option to the context menu that appears when I right-click on a file or folder in Google Drive. I would connect this to a Google Apps script that would recursively ...
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Click cell in Google Spreadsheet to open data in popup

Is it possible to have a cell that just says "click me" or whatever, which opens a popup so you can see the full data? I want to keep all my data contained in one row per item, but one cell per item ...
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How do you take strikethrough off in Google Drive?

So how do you take strikethrough OFF on Google Drive? I know how to turn it ON but just not OFF.
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A faster way to access Strikethrough on Google Docs

I use a document on Google Docs as a simple to do list. I hate it that I have to access the Strikethrough command via a menu. Is there a hidden keystroke to toggle Strikethrough or perhaps a way ...
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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 ...