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How can I prioritize files to transfer using Google Drive (or similar software)? [closed]

Is it possible to prioritize files to transfer using Google Drive, or with one of its competitors such as AeroFS or Dropbox? I'd like to be able to choose which files and folders to synchonize first, ...
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How can I convert a table in a Google Docs document to a spreadsheet?

I've tried selecting the table in the document, copying it, and pasting into a new spreadsheet, but this results in a one-column spreadsheet with all of the columns flattened into one. I don't see a ...
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Google Docs keeps reverting to Arial 11pt

I use Google Docs for typing up a lot of work, and I like to type it up in Garamond. However when I add line-breaks sometimes Google Docs decides to revert to Arial 11pt (the default style for a new ...
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How can I create custom keyboard shortcuts in Google Docs?

When studying biology and mechanisms, it's very useful to take notes with arrows that illustrate a stepwise process: A --> B --> C and up/down arrows to denote increase/decrease. This is very ...
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Import Google Docs document revision history into a Git repository?

I'd like to view the revision history of a Google Docs document using more flexible tools like Git, and possibly migrate some content from Google Docs into a Git project. Google Docs has an API with ...
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How do I allow others to browse my Google Drive folders?

My company uses Google Drive and I am the admin for it. I have set up a bunch of files and folders on my account and made sure that the default company policy is that "the default visibility for ...
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Show edits from Google Docs users in different colors

I frequently use Google Docs for collaborative assignments, and love its ability to show you where other people are typing (and who is doing it) in real time. However, when returning to a document ...
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OCR in new Google Drive

The OCR option for images and PDF files seems to be missing in the new Google Drive (the check box in the upload configuration is missing). Is this option completely gone or did it just move ...
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How can I save links to Google Drive?

Is there a way to save and share webpage links? For example, http://www.example.com. How can I save that webpage link to a folder and be able to share that link with others?
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Find out when a Google document was shared

In Google Docs, is there any way to find out exactly when a document was shared with somebody that I created and shared? This would be useful, at least for me, in finding out exactly when a document ...
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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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Google Apps for Business Local Backup

Is there a way to backup the entire organisations documents locally? We aren't so much worried about data loss as we are access: what happens if our internet connection goes down? (and it has in the ...
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Save directly into shared folder on Google Docs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to create a doc directly inside a collection? The scenario: I have a shared folder. If I select the folder and press "Create new" and select folder, it ...
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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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Is there any way to make Google Docs document view default to compact controls?

Whenever I open a document in Google Docs for editing, I push Shift + Ctrl + F to set the mode to Compact Controls. I find this view simply superior, to the standard view, so I would like to make it ...
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Does Google Docs Viewer only open documents (PDFs, .DOCs) that are upto a particular file size?

I noticed that Google Docs Viewer could not open (the progress bar halts) some of my .DOC files that were over 12 MB while some documents which were in about 5MB opened fine. Is there a file size ...
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What is the bandwidth limit for Google Docs file uploads?

The Google Docs help states that one's storage quota "includes plenty of bandwidth for ordinary use". In practice, about how much does this amount to? Is Google Docs suitable for hosting for public ...
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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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How can I synchronize Google Docs with my desktop files?

How can I synchronize the files I have on Google Docs with the ones on my desktop? I know it used to implemented via Google Gears and then they pulled it to work on a HTML5 solution (although that ...
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How to download lots of pictures sent via Google Drive in Gmail

I got sent a few hundred pics from Gmail to Gmail, but on their end they were sent using Google Drive, so they are just links, and there's not a “download all” link. And I can't access the parent ...
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Can I post a file directly to Google Drive through email?

Is there a way to send files directly to Google drive from Gmail?
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Why doesn't my picture appear next to my name when I add comments to a Google doc?

When I add comments to a Google doc, there's a place-holder for my picture, but my actual picture does not show up. For other commenters, their picture does show up. I have a picture set in my ...
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Easiest way to transfer Google data between accounts

Previously we had free accounts with Google for our Calendars, Contacts etc. We are now signed up as App Business and have new accounts. What is the easiest way to transfer: Google Calendar Google ...
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Add editors to Google Docs without allowing them to see the document

For our organization I'd like to have an online Google Docs Spreadsheet to which all co-workers can submit info, but only the owner (in this case me) can see the document. I've taken a look at the ...
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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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Does Google Docs online use HTML5?

Does Google Docs online use HTML5 technology or use Gears now?
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How do you search Google Docs by date?

I often need to search for documents by date (created or last modified) in Google Docs. For example, forgetting where I put it (and the name/content), so needing to search all my Google Docs for files ...
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Keyboard shortcut to open a drop-down list for cell values in Google Docs spreadsheets

I'm working in a Google Docs spreadsheet where I've set up validation lists for a column. When I tab into that column as I'm editing a row, the drop-down handle appears: In order to access values ...
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How do I stop Google Docs from opening documents in new tabs?

Is there any way to stop Google Docs from opening documents in new tabs? For example, when I use Google Docs, and when I click on a document, the UI always opens a new tab. It's really frustrating (I ...
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How can I get Google Docs to stop formatting a form response as a date?

I have a Google form with a question that contains a drop-down box with the following values: Fewer than 10 11-25 26-50 More than 50 If the user selects "11-25", Google Docs renders the response ...
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Upload to Google Docs through email

How do I upload a document to Google Docs through an email attachment? I remember seeing a feature of being able to email my document through and have it saved in Google Docs. Does this still work ...
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How to easily select multiple cells in Google Spreadsheets?

How do I select multiple cells in Google Spreadsheets (non related cells, other cells between them)? In MS Excel I just press Ctrl and click on all the cells, in Google Spreadsheets it doesn't work. ...
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Set an expiration on a shared document

I want to share a document with several people, but I want to rescind the document at the end of the month. Is there a way I can do that automatically from within Google Drive? Or am I consigned to ...
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Google Drive: Do editors, viewers receive a notification when authority removed?

I'm going in and tidying up some permissions on google docs that I've created, mainly removing editors and viewers before archiving some documents. Do the readers and viewers I remove received a ...
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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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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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Google Docs / Drawing

I'm looking into creating a Google Docs "drawing" for the purpose of creating a basic UML diagram (without arrows, just lines) while collaborating with others. The problem I am having is that I can ...
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Automated periodic backup of Google Apps (email, docs, calendar)?

I'm a big fan of Google Docs for SME, having used it for two years in my current company, set it up for a startup project, and recommending it to folks starting a business. While it takes away much ...
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Google Documents - How to add a question which have multiple choice with single selection?

I am creating a Google Doc Form for company's internal survey. Currently there are 7 question types Text Paragraph text Multiple choice Checkboxes Choose from a list Scale Grid I am looking to ...
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How to upload a file into Google Docs, given a URL

I want to edit a web document that I see open in my browser. What can I do? I have discovered that I can use the viewer, like this: ...
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How do I import google.com/bookmarks into google docs chrome folder?

Note: this is not a chrome question, it's a google docs question. How do I import my google.com/bookmarks into the docs folder that is used by chrome to sync bookmarks?
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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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Google Docs: table of contents & exporting as PDF

I have a google document in which I used the built-in "generate table of contents" function to add a table of contents. It works perfectly in the browser/online. But my problem came after I exported ...
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Use Google Drive to create Google Blogger or Blogspot posts

Is it possible to create and edit documents in Google Drive and then publish them to my Blogger account as posts? This is because the editor of Google Drive is far better for me.
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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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Why Is Google Drive convinced that I'm offline?

Okay, this is messed up. I opened up my budgets spreadsheet as I do every week, and realized that I could only edit 1-2 cells before everything would freeze up. Inspecting the UI, I found a tiny ...
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How to upload a new revision / version to an existing word document in google docs

How to upload a new revision / version to an existing word document in google docs. I am able to see an "Import a new version" for a spreadsheet (xlsx) but not for a word file (docx). Any pointers? ...
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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 to sync/backup “my documents” to Google Drive [closed]

Google Drive (at $2.49 for 25gb) seems like a great option for cloud storage. But I'm looking for a program to backup/mirror/sync my documents folder to Google Drive. I've been looking for ...
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Can I have an RSS for Google Docs?

Is there a way to get an RSS feed for all documents created in Google Docs which are visible to me? EDIT: I found someone here suggesting that a URL like ...