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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: ...
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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" ...
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How exactly does sharing work in Google Drive?

I have an Excel spreadsheet I made to track my own scores for an Xbox game I play (TrialsHD, if you are curious). I've made it available to other players so they can track their own scores, but it ...
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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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Cannot switch between multiple Google Docs accounts being signed in them correctly

Here https://support.google.com/docs/answer/2405894 I read I can sign in multiple Google accounts and easily switch between them in Google Docs app. But it is not true. It doesn't work. I'm talking ...
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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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How do I remove shared documents & folders that I have in My Drive in Google Apps?

I recently added a shared folder to My Drive using the option 'Add to My drive'. How do I remove it from My Drive? Although am unsure whether this is the proper way of doing it but if I check the ...
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Save document as PDF on Google Drive through Google Cloud Print in Chrome

If you click on Print button (or Ctrl+p) you would see print page where you can select the printer. Among other, local printers there is an option: Print with Google Cloud Print by clicking of ...
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How to view the folder size in Google Drive?

In Google Drive, you can use Sort split-button and choose Quota Used to show the size of each file there. However, folder sizes are not shown. I guess it's really a basic requirement in order to ...
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Change Google Apps account

I use Google Apps a long time. Recently I created a domain and set up the Google Apps, but he is no longer free. I found that in some ancient accounts, I have to add new e-mail accounts, including ...
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Google Drive Image hotlinking

Does Google Drive allows to hotlink the images? For example, I can upload images there and link to them on my website? Will it violate their terms and condition?
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Google Drive HTML Collaboration

How can I allow for multiple Google Drive users to edit the same HTML document at a time? Whenever I use an HTML file it doesn't allow it to be edited in Drive (by me or the other user).
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Sharing a Google Doc you have created by putting it into a folder shared with you

A folder with a bunch of work was shared with me. Call it "CSC". I made a spreadsheet, call it "hours". How do I put the "hours" document into the "CSC" folder and make it shared with everyone else? ...
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Move Google Sheet to shared folder on Google Drive [duplicate]

How do I move my Sheet to the Google Drive Shared company folder? I have a Google Drive Sheet created on my account, and access to a shared Google Drive folder for our company.
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How to insert source code in Google Docs? [duplicate]

Is there a easy way to insert source code with highlight in Google Docs?
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Cannot link to an image from Blogger to Google Drive

I have a simple PNG image on my Google Drive. How can I create a link from a Blogger blog to that image? Here is what I tried: In Google Drive, I changed the settings of my PNG file to "Anyone on ...
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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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Is there a known delay in Google Docs for searching my documents?

Is there a known delay, for example, if I have a document named "Trip to San Francisco" and search for it by content or by filename? I found if I close all Google Docs and Google Drive webpage and ...
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Craft URL to create Google Doc in specific folder?

After searching, the closest information I've found is this question. However, that answer covers just creating a Google Drive file, period. I would like to find out how to make that file get created ...
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Is it possible recursively remove permissions / sharing from a single user in Google Drive?

I'd like to remove a specific user from having sharing permissions in a specific tree in our company's google docs. I have found that I can select all of the folders at a specific level and remove ...
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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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Google Docs with PNGs now produce black image background in PDFs

Suddenly when I download a Google Doc as a PDF, the image PNGs come down with a black background. They used to be transparent. What has happened here? Can I change it back?
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Find folders/documents in Google Drive shared outside the organization?

For security reasons we'd like to see all documents in Google Drive which are shared with people outside the organization (Google Apps users). Is this possible? I know you can search for "to:[email]" ...
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Is it possible to sync Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac with Google Docs ?

Is it possible to sync Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac with Google Docs? If so, how?
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Get share link of multiple files in Google Drive to put in spreadsheet

I've got 200+ jpegs in a folder and need shareable links for each jpeg in a spreadsheet. Is there a way to do this without doing the right clicking thing for each image individually?
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Can I download a folder hierarchy full of Google Docs? [duplicate]

I have a folder on Google Drive full of Google Docs (i.e. the MS Word equivalent). I'd like to download all of these, exporting them to either MS Word or PDF. However, the only way I can find to do ...
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How can Google Docs and markdown play nice?

I love Google Docs. I write notes, essays, correspondences, invoices, journal entries, business ideas, planning documents- everything on there. I also love the markdown format. I'm a programmer so ...
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Checking for data duplication 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 does Google Drive bi-directional synchronization work?

I have my Google Drive synchronized with my computer folder (Google Drive) on windows PC. What happens if I delete one file in my online Google Drive interface in browser? What happens if I delete ...
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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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Word document fails to convert to Google Doc

At work we use Google and store a lot of documents on the Drive. Up until now we've not had any issues with converting Word documents to Google Doc but recently all Word documents are being "mangled" ...
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Google Drive PC synchronization for a Word document

I have a shared MS Word document on Google Drive, say mydoc.docx, and I am collaborating with some others on this document. Someone updated it using the Google Drive Web rather than MS Word, and the ...
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Private templates in Google Drive

In Google Drive you can right-click on a document and hit "submit to template gallery" when you go through to there you can submit your template, but that makes it public on the web so any one can ...
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As an Google App admin, can I track Google Takeout usage?

If my users are using Google Takeout, should I get an email alert with notification that xyz user has used Google Takeout and downloaded their data. I do not want to restrict, but just monitor, being ...
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Google Drive not allowing mass download?

When I tried to download 96 files out of my Google Drive, I got the message a system error occurred when exporting this document. This happens repeatedly in all browsers. I found a Google support ...
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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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Re-enable Google Drive results for Gmail searches in Google Apps for Business

Google Drive documents results used to be shown below Gmail search results. That option was a labs enabled tool where when you searched Gmail you would see matching Google Drive documents below the ...
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How to open MS Office docs with Google Drive by default?

Is it possible to set up Google Drive to open my .docx, .pptx, etc., files by default like how it works with Google Docs files? I don't have MS Office installed so it's pretty annoying to have to ...
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Create unsyncable (online only) Google Drive folder

I created a folder in Google Drive, which synced to all my devices. Then I decided to make it Online Only. Instead of going into each device → preferences → unchecking this folder from the sync list, ...
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How to exclude Google Photos from Google Drive searches?

When I perform searches I frequently receive a lot of results of photos in my searches. I would like to exclude these from my searches, how can I do this? Is there a cheatsheet of sorts that show ...