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Can I prevent Google from tracking which links I follow in downloaded PDFs?

I want to create a PDF document using Google Docs/Drive that includes links, but without Google tracking clicks on those links. Downloading a Google Drive document (File > Download as) in any other ...
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How to insert code in Google Drive documents

I use Google Drive Docs as my note taking tool and it is awesome since I can use it when I am offline, but I have a problem: I can't add source code in documents there. I know this question is ...
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Can you apply a filter to Google Docs / Drive to reveal all files shared to anybody?

In Google Drive, searching by visibility, my options are: Public Anyone with a link Private Not shared None of these options allow me to search all files shared to specific people only (i.e. ...
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Sharing Folders with Groups in Google Apps

I'm using Google Apps and trying to share a nested folder structure with many files with a google group. Example Group test@example.com Group Members user1@example.com user2@example.com etc. ...
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Google Drive notifications on edits

Is it possible to configure Google Drive to notify me by email to my Gmail account when someone else edits a shared document of which I'm owner? Note: I think I can be notified when someone else adds ...
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Can I restore a Google Drive folder structure to a previous state?

My partner messed up with Google Drive and we now have 17,000 files/folders at the same "level" of hierarchy in Drive (both desktop and online). I was wondering how I could "go back in time" in order ...
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Is there a way for me to effectively back up my Google Drive contents locally?

Is there is a way for me to copy/back up me Google Drive contents to my local machine? Ideally, the solution would have these features (in order of priority): Runs on Linux in a headless ...
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Wrong Google Drive Account

I have the wrong Google Drive account linked to my Trello; how do I correct this? The email address I use to login is the correct email for Google Drive, but the files are not showing when I want to ...
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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 to check the file usage summary in Google Drive

After sharing the folder/file in Google Drive to some other mail address, how can I monitor the log activity, like when the respective user has accessed the file, what are the modifications done etc.? ...
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Monitor webpage changes using Google Docs

I want to monitor a webpage. The best solution I found was Google Docs (apart from feed43 which has limitations). I'm using the import HTML function in Google Spreadsheet which will update the cell ...
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How to share Entire Google Drive—right click menu with “share” option on “My Drive” not available

I can right click a folder But not the entire drive Background For my employer, I want to share my entire Google Drive space provided by them. I want to be able to have a direct URL to my whole ...
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How do I move a folder I created in my drive to ONLY a shared folder?

I have a large amount of folders that I created in My Drive, however these are also organized in another shared folder. I no longer need these folders in My Drive specifically as long as I can find ...
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What determines whether or not a PDF may be previewed in Google Docs?

I have multiple PDFs stored in Google Docs, some quite lengthy (over 1k pages). Some of them allow preview, others do not. What are the requirements for preview? Must the PDF be created by a certain ...
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How to enable Google Drive access for selective set of users

How to enable Google Drive access for selective set of users, so that they can use the Drive software on their machines to organize data. Rest of the users should just have web access alone.
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Sync Google Drive when not logged in

I have installed Google Drive on a server. When I login to the server, Google Drive starts automatically and synchrnoizes files, pulling changes down from the cloud. All good so far. However, I would ...
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How to make Google Docs presentation in a Google Sites web page publicly viewable?

I embedded a presentation in a web page all inside the same Google Apps domain but only people who are signed in can see the presentation. I am the domain admin and I modified the setting in Manage ...
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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 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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What does the last part of a Google Drive read-only file URL mean?

I have a Google drive URL that is https://docs.google.com/file/d/0AwlAqojdgwiCNW5ZcnZYSXB0eW8/image?pagenumber=1&w=800 Can someone please explain what the part ...
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“Open Sans” font on Google Drive not rendering in Chrome only

This problem only happens in Chrome (I'm using the latest beta version) and possibly Safari (both being WebKit browsers, and I having not tested on the latter). The font Open Sans renders properly on ...
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unauthorized person used my smart phone

Is there a web application that I can use to find out if an unauthorized person has hidden email accounts on my smart phone?
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How (can?) you search the Google Trash for a particular folder that was deleted?

A bug in Google Docs sync created a 16 GB duplicate folder on my desktop and when I deleted it it deleted the source fold (of which folder(1) was a duplicate). So now I want (hopefully!) to restore ...
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Google Doc Headers

I am using Word 2010 and have to modify my document in Google Docs. I have uploaded the document to Google Drive and I would like to know how to create separate headers for each page of the document. ...
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Google Drive - Shared documents appear twice

I am creating a folder structure in google apps drive whereby (this is for a school) there will be a school class folder, within this, an Assignment Name folder, then a name. Now, I need permissions ...
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Google Drive: sync a folder on an external HD with two PCs

I have two PCs and one single 2TB external HD that I use with both machine (not at the same time). My question is: is it possible to have both the machine to synch the same folder on the HD? A simple ...
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How to star a folder in Google Drive

I have a Google Drive Folder, which was shared with me via link (I guess it's set to Anyone with link in Organisation can View/Edit). When I click the link, I get into the Google Drive web UI, with ...
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Can I turn off Google Drive's history?

I'm using Google Drive and I have a very limited amount of data, near 500 Mega Bytes. However, I don't really need Google to take history of those files, as I'm the only person working on them, and ...
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Cloud file manager and editer (Like Google Drive and Google docs) that allows filtering of shared files

Im looking for a program like Google drive that will allow me to setup filters like the ones in Gmail so I can filtered documents that are shared with me into different folders or collections. As far ...
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Why are there Chrome apps for Drive but also Slides, Docs, and Sheets?

I'm having trouble understanding the separation here, because I can view all my offline stuff in the Drive app and open them, so what are the other apps for? When I open slides or sheets or docs, ...
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Retrieving Gsheets from an old account

My IT department switched hosting from Google. They copied all of the files in my Google Drive and switched off the account. Unfortunately I not only had files, I also had Gsheets specific to ...
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How to hide Google Drive “add link” menu ads?

So this is how the "add link" menu looks like as of now: Aside from Russian localization and no font smoothing, this menu now has these highly distracting ad links with the words you're currently ...
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Searching for content within Google Drive doesn't find a known document

I've created a Google Document in web-based Google Drive with, for example, Freddy Kruger as the only two words. The filename is: test document I've exited the document and confirmed it exists ...
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Collaborating on a PDF in Google Drive

I have had a PDF shared with me in Google Drive. I am trying to collaborate but cannot get it to work. Any help out there? Breda
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Transfer ownership of Google docs, preserving folders

When using the Google Apps admin function to transfer all documents to a new owner, is the existing folder structure preserved? I have a user who has left my organisation and has hundreds of ...
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Domain administrator shared folder in google drive

Is it possible to create a google drive folder that is shared with all users of a single domain and is easily accessble for the users? We have google apps for business, and I have administrator ...
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Google Drive in Windows Explorer - folder not added

I recently installed Google Drive on my PC and love how I can add and get to the files through Windows Explorer. I recently added a new folder through Explorer and I expected that to appear in Drive, ...
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Google Drive revert (re-sync?) after deleting read only file

I've shared a "Read Only" folder with my friend. He enables the "Add to My Drive" feature in order to have the files sync to his PC. He then deletes (on his PC) one of the files from the shared ...
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google drive font

I really don't know what I did with the appearance of my google docs on my computer. Every time I try to open any doc everything appear enlarged but can't fix it, and some things don't fit on my ...
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Is it possible to apply conditional formatting on a Google Document (text document)

I would like to create a regex that detect every parentheses and color them in red. Is there any conditional formatting in a google document ? How can I do this ?
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how to keep google docs from changing pages in a collaborative document

When I'm looking at a presentation slide deck shared amongst multiple people, and (it seems) a change is made, my screen switches to the slide on which they're making the change. Is there any way to ...
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Fill a Google Drive Document from Google Drive Spreadsheet

I would like to have a template document and fill some fields with data from a spreadsheet, for example changing the id or name of an entity in the template and automatically the document updates all ...
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How to revoke “can edit” from google forms

I created a form in Google Drive that I intend to share, but for some reason, I can't revoke the "can edit" for collaborators. Image Does anyone have an idea why is that?
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Google Apps Script UrlFetchApp and password protected pages

I'd like to be able to use Google Spreadsheets to login to my registart and automatically list into rows the current name server and email settings of all my sites, rather than use the heinously ...
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How to remove all collaborators under a certain folder

We have several folders / files under Google docs. folderA contains [fileA1, fileA2, fileA3] folderB contains [fileB1, fileB2] Currently we have several collaborators for different files under ...
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copy google document table of contents links into google spreadsheet cells

I have a large google document where each table of contents item links to the header of a food recipe further down in the document. How do I copy each TOC link+title into cells in a google ...
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Copy image from Google Doc to Google Doc

I have two Google docs. In one I have an image. I want to copy that image to the other Google doc. I know it sounds surprising and ridiculous, but I have no problem copy and pasting from word or ...
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Google spreadsheet revision history — too much detail

For word processing, Google Docs revision history is great. However, for some of my spreadsheets, something isn't working right: Revisions are not grouped together, multiple for each minute. "Show ...
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Google Docs: Recently Revised Document Not Showing in Front Page

A document that I revise frequently is not showing up on the front page. When I search for it, it comes up. But it usually appears in the top two or three of my document list, as I have it sorted by ...
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Attach files from Google Drive

How can i insert a copy of the file from Google Drive without sharing it? I am not comfortable with sharing files from my Drive since i have other files in the same folder that shouldn't be viewed by ...