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How to reset a Google document sharing link

I have set the sharing permission for a file in Google Drive to Anyone who has the link can view. However, while I still want to be able to share this file, I want to generate a new link and revoke ...
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Is there a way to create a link to a particular position inside a Google Doc?

If I have shared a Google Doc with someone so we both can edit it, is there a way I can send that purpose a URL that, when clicked, takes that person to the Google Doc and scrolls down to a particular ...
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How do I create background image in Google docs

How do I create an image behind text in Google docs (the text editor part)?
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Avoid Download and Upload in Google Drive to Share when I am not owner

I have been shared a folder by my client and I am not the owner of the folder. I know that sharing this folder is not possible, however presently I am forced to download the folder and upload it ...
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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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Google Drive: download folder as zip

Is it possible to download a Google Drive folder as a zip? I've seen that this is possible in Google Plus. How can I do this?
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Google Doc shared with Google Apps account that doesn't have Docs

I have a personal Google account (example@gmail.com), as well as an institutional Google Apps account (example@example.com). However, the Google Apps account is set such that Google Docs is disabled ...
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Exporting PDF from Google Drive doc - File name loses all spaces

We use Google Drive to create documents, and when we publish / release them we export them as a .pdf by using the inbuilt File > Download as > PDF Document (pdf). But when we get the PDF file ...
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Create an index with hyperlinks in Google Docs

Is there a way to create an index in Google Docs like you would in a wiki? I have huge documents with many sections. I currently use block quotes to separate those sections and keep things in ...
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How to force a file with a different extension to preview as a text file in Google Drive

I added a Python (py) file in Google Drive. I cannot preview it (but the main trouble is that Google won't search in it) even if it is a UTF8 text file. I can add it with the txt extension, but I ...
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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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Is it possible to use Google Docs as a wiki?

Is it possible somehow to easily use Google Docs as a wiki? I mean, I create a first document, then add a link to another one and so on, so the procedure is easy and fast and the different docs files ...
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Reference data from another 'spreadsheet' in google docs / drive [duplicate]

Is there a way i can reference data from another google spreadsheet in google docs / drive ? ie. spreadsheet-A, sheet 1, column A is a dynamic reference of spreadsheet-B, sheet 1, column E Im not ...
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How to hide page number on first page?

I have setup a document with page numbers within the footnote. Now I want to hide the number for the first page as it is the document's cover sheet.
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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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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 can I sync new content in Google Drive folder, but keep existing content off disk?

I want to sync a folder in Google Drive to my system, but only the folder, so it becomes sort of a drag-drop to my Google Drive. I want the content to be removed from my local HD when the sync is ...
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Attach multiple files to an email from Google Docs

I want to email two files as attachments to a single email in Gmail without downloading them from Google Docs. When viewing all items in Docs, the "Email as attachment" item is disabled in the Share ...
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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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Will “Trash” in Google Docs be automatically deleted?

Google Support - Trash says: Anything you remove from Google Drive will be in your Trash until you permanently delete the files or restore them. However, they are known to be loose with words, ...
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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 ...
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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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In Google Drive, how can you link directly to “Download” a zip file and not view the contents?

When you share a Zip file in Google Drive, you land on a page to view all the files inside the zip file and to download the entire file the user has to click File → Download. I've noticed a lot of ...
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Is there a way to have Google Docs overwrite the original document when it saves, rather than create a new one every time?

I just started using Google Docs yesterday and have discovered something quite frustrating. Anytime I go to make changes to an uploaded document, it saves the changes as a "new" document, it seems? ...
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Google Docs is altering my formatting, how can I avoid this?

I don't have a printer and I need a document printed. Thus, I've shared a very basic Google Docs document with someone who does have a printer. Over here the formatting looks fine. Tabs are correct, ...
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Why do unwanted changes occur when uploading Word doc to Google Docs?

I'm uploading a Word document to Google Docs, however when I upload it, all the text boxes that have been carefully positioned in the Word doc all mash up to the top. Is there any reason for this? ...
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Creating/Editing Existing Documents

A document was shared with me, enabling me to edit it. However, whenever I open it, it only lets me view it, and anytime I try to open the "Open with Google Docs" tab, it acts as if I never pressed ...
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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 upload ...
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How can I share Google Drive folders with a group?

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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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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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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Start new line automatically when otherwise content would overflow cell [duplicate]

I don't know when Google changed the version of Spreadsheets. Right now when the cell's text is longer than the cell width the display of this line is no longer what it used to be. I want the display ...
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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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Block quote and folding in Google Docs

Block Quote: In the old version of GoogleDocs there was an option to block quote paragraph, which would create a nice dotted box for the paragraph and make it like a section in a very big doc. Did ...
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Can I embed Google Drive in a web page?

Google Sites and Calendar and various other services have frames you can embed in other sites. In particular Google Groups has a particularly decent embed functionality. Security issues aside, I ...
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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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Google Docs equation for adding rolling dates and two different column

I'm a pilot that sometimes flies a plane with a single engine and other times I fly a plane with more the one engine. What I would like to do is have an equation that will take these two columns and ...
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How to effectively manage Google+ storage usage for images and videos?

Google Drive storage also includes Google Docs, Gmail, Picasa web images, and Google+ image backup. All of which have a total of 15 GB of storage. My storage shot up to 99% and I can't seem to reduce ...
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Is there a Google Docs (or -spreadsheets) API to scroll the view?

If I want to scroll to a particular paragraph in Google Docs, or a particular cell in Google spreadsheets, is there a way to do that via Google Apps script?
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Saving Certain Columns in Google Spreadsheets

Good morning! I am trying to organize a Google-Spreadsheet to enable "territories" to be viewed in the Filter View. I would like the user to be able to edit the data, but I would like certain ...
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Create table of contents in Google Docs from only specific heading types

If I have a Google Docs document with various heading values, can I create table of contents from only specific heading values? The reason I'd like to do this is to create a to-do list that updates ...
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Translating a document in Google Drive

I'm trying to translate a spreadsheet I've uploaded to Drive and converted to a Sheet. However there is no "Translate" option for me in the Tools menu, as per this article: ...
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How can I remove myself as a viewer from a Google Docs document?

I was an editor of a private Google Docs spreadsheet, and the current owner of the spreadsheet is another person. I cannot remember if I could move the spreadsheet to the recycle bin, but I could edit ...
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View/compare revision differences in new Google Docs document

In the new version of Google Docs is it possible to view/compare revision differences as you used to be able to do to see the changes highlighted. I know you can view previous versions but what I ...
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How can I hotlink an mp3 in Google Drive with a URL ending in .mp3?

I would like to obtain a link to an mp3 hosted in Google Drive that has the format filename.mp3, so I can link to it from sites that provide in-line audio players when linking to mp3 files. I have ...
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Google Docs links don't work when embedded in Google Site as iframe

I'm attempting to embed the "published to web" version of a Google doc as an iFrame inside a Google Sites page. My goal is for it to be "seamless" (i.e., the site's page viewer doesn't even know the ...
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How can I obliterate the history of a Google Docs document?

I have a Google Docs document that I want to share, but I don't want to retain the revision history when I do so. What's the easiest way to go about this?
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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 to track viewership in Google Docs?

Using Google Docs, how can I track how many views my shared documents receive ? Say, I share it with 5 collaborators, how do I know if the document has really been viewed, if so how many times ? ...
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Display Sheet Name in Google Sheet

How can the current sheet's name be displayed as the result of a function in a Google Drive Sheet? I know this seems like a duplicate of Display Sheet Name in Google Spreadsheet but the answer to ...