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What is the fastest way to use Google Spreadsheets by several users - from the same account or from different accounts?

Terminology - I use spreadsheet for a document and sheet for a sheet within the document. TL; DR If several users must work on data, stemming from the same source, which is fastest: one Google ...
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Google storage usage on two accounts are counted different

I have two google accounts and about 1GB uploaded photos on each. I see that on my first account photos use storage, but on another no (0% used of 15GB). All photos are max 1600 pixels width/height. ...
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Change Upload Date on Google Drive

I want to change the upload date on Google drive. Or just simple don't let the other people who have access to the file see the "Activity Stream". Is there any possible hack into this?
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Gmail help - primary account on Google Drive updated without permission

I accidentally changed a global Google Drive login from a work email address to be a personalised gmail account as the primary account. I can still login using the other accounts but it's proving to ...
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Can I hide specific Google Drive images from Google+ photo?

I wonder if there are any ways to hide specific GDrive photos from G+ photo even if I turned on the option to show GDrive photos in G+ photo?
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Query to copy from Sheet A to B based on true/false

I'm trying to copy data from Sheet A to Sheet B based on if one of the columns has True or False. I'm trying to use: =QUERY( 'A'!A1:I200 , "select * where I = 'True'" ) but this only gives me ...
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Split one .rar file on Drive into several files before downloading

How I can split one file (.rar), stored on Google Drive, into several files to ease download to my PC?
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How to save a PDF which is directly viewed in Firefox into Google Drive?

I am looking for a possibility to directly save/send a PDF which is opened in Firefox into Google Drive. The solution should work without having the Google Drive client installed on the computer. Are ...
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Zip a large file in google drive before dowloading

I've received a link to a large file (2 gigs) in google drive. I know the file has a very high compression ratio, and my internet connection is really slow. Is there any way to zip the file before ...
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Transferring from DropBox to different cloud provider, preserving history

Is there a good way to transfer files and their history into another provider or to a source code repo? When you move from DropBox to another provider, like Google Drive or Microsoft's Onedrive... is ...
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Add a formula to Google Docs pivot table

I have a report that I rerun with new data every day. I need to publish it in Google, but part of the table is a formula and I do not want to have to recreate this formula in the body every day. ...
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Can I get a permalink for a comment in a Google Doc?

I will probably just go ahead and tag people in my comment (Request for somebody to comment on a section of a Google Docs document?) for now, but I was hoping there would be a better way to do this. ...
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How to add multiple images in Google Documents?

Using basic Insert->Image menu option one can only add/select/upload images one by one. That can take lot of time especially if you want to add a lot. In MS Word for example this option is present ...
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Is there a way to UPLOAD photos/video's to my Google Drive .. but not SYNC?

I have a lot of photo's and video's I wish to upload to my Google Drive** I don't want to sync them, because that means I have a local copy AND a copy in the cloud. (And if I delete the local copy, ...
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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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Drive document doesn't display on Google Site

When I try to insert a Google Drive document other viewers can't see it. For example when I log out (or ask a friend to look at it) all I can see is an empty space where the document is supposed to ...
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How to see date of folder sharing in Google Drive

How do I see the date of when I shared a folder in Google Drive.
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How do I merge columns but preserve data Google spreadsheets [closed]

Column A is a list of every day from 1/1-12/31, Column B is a list of specific dates within the range of column A. Columns C-N are events that took place on the corresponding date in column B. How can ...
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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 do I prevent a specific Google Drive folder syncing to my computer?

Is there anyway to only keep pics on the cloud drive and not a copy on my computer?
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Re-sizing my photos in Google Drive

I too have a problem with Google Drive storage in that all my photos have been automatically uploaded to Google Drive at full size taking up almost 100% of my 15GB storage quota. It is possible to ...
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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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Non-google user can't download files from a public google drive! [duplicate]

Non-gmail account user cant download to the public google drive files. They are able to access my public drive but it seems that, the file cant be downloaded.. . I shared a folder with "Anyone has the ...
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How do you view only files shared with you for a certain project In Google Drive?

I'm working on a particular project with two other people and whenever I go to "shared with me" it shows everything that was ever shared with me, which is quite a lot. Only individuals have been ...
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Possibilities to encrypt/decrypt single files in Google Drive

Is there a way to encrypt and decrypt singles files in the Google Drive web interface? I am aware of encryption possibilities for the Google Drive client. But I need encryption for files that I want ...
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How to annotate PDF files inside Google Drive?

Is is possible to annotate PDF files inside Google Drive? In the Google Drive PDF Viewer I could not find any annotating options. However, is there an extension that allows annotating PDF files? By ...
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How can I make a Google Docs chart that can be updated for a date and for a month?

My company is looking to track documents that we get in the mail everyday and we would like to make a chart we can keep updating that can say how many we got on a specific date and for an overall ...
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Sharing Google Drive file for editing with people having no Google account

I just created a file in Google Drive and made it "editable by anyone with the link". However, if I open the link in another browser where I'm not logged in Google, I seem unable to edit the file (I ...
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How can I print an old revision of a Google Document without restoring it?

I want to print an old revision of a Google Document (drawing) without restoring it. Is there any way to do so? This video shows that if I select the old revision and try to print it, it will print ...
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Google Docs - missing add-ons option

I would like to ask you if you know why I can't see Add-ons option in menu bar in Google Docs. I already looked at my Google Apps settings and yes, it is enabled. Even if it weren't, there still ...
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How can one link directly to a specific page of a PDF in Google Drive?

I'd like to provide a link to a PDF document in Google Drive like [documenturl]?page=4 and have that link jump to the specified page. With a quick search, I was only able to find this unresolved ...
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How to share a draw.io diagram to receive comments or feedback?

Students at my university use draw.io to create concept maps and I would like be able to tell them how to (easily) share their work with their teacher so the latter can provide feedback, grade it etc. ...
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How to limit access to individual clients to view or print their file in Google Drive

I have many clients at any one time who I need to supply a report file too after completing a survey (The Report). How can I restrict each client to access just their file, and not any others?
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How to link from one Google Document to another

In Google Drive I have two documents, let's call them A and B. How do I make some sort of link inside document A so that it can be clicked on and the user is taken to document B?
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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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How to get “revision history” of Google Fusion Tables?

In Google Docs, we can see the previous edits of a Document or Spreadsheet by clicking on File → See revision history (also Ctrl+Alt+Shift+G): However, there doesn't seem to be a See revision ...
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How to batch copy folders+files from others' share to my Google Drive?

Someone shared a batch of folders and files to me. The total number and size is quite large and I want to avoid download all of them and upload back to my Google Drive. I have tried checking multiple ...
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How can I trust Google Drive web uploads in general?

You see, when I use Dropbox - the client, it will resume uploads/downloads if the connection goes dead. It will also make sure the upload/download is 100% complete, secure, done. If the file is marked ...
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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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How to move files from a personal Google Drive account to a Google Drive for Business account?

I started off working in my personal Gmail account and now I wish to move everything into my Google Apps for Business account. I tried the following unsuccessfully: Using the Share → Is Owner does ...
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Pulling most-frequently used names from across Google Spreadsheets and ranking them on a master sheet

I have created a spreadsheet with a "master" sheet and several individual sheets. On each individual sheets, I hope to have each one of my colleagues input names. The master sheet should then be able ...
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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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Always prompt for MFA token when viewing Google Drive document

I have some Google Docs that contain sensitive information. I have Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) turned on for my login. My MFA token is only validated every 30 days. For certain documents, I ...
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When downloading a zip of multiple files from Google Drive web page those ending in .anythingDoc are treated as if .doc files

I know that this is a download problem since I can download individual files and there is no problem. When I select multiple files the Convert and Download says As Is for Other file types and lists ...
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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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How can I attach Google Drive files to non-GMail email?

I want my associates who use non-GMail email to be able to attach files to their emails, which I share with them on Google Drive. Can this be done?
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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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How do I message Google Document collaborators?

When I'm collaborating with others on a single document I'd like to be able to send them messages as I would in a chat client but without switching between windows. I can't see a way to do this from ...
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Is there a safe way to download and open a public Google Drive link?

An unknown person, who seems (!) to be trustworthy, wrote me an e-mail with a link to a document on Google Drive. I'm not sure if it's malicious or not. Is there a safe and simple way (maybe a ...
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Can I prevent copying in Google Drive? [duplicate]

I need to share documents with a state agency, but want to protect the information from becoming public. Will Google Drive allow me to block the person with whom I am sharing the document from ...