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How to put an image as background in Google Docs

How do I put an image as my background in Google Docs?
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How do I change my display name on Google?

The name displayed on my Google account is someone else's so I need to change it, however I can't figure out how to do that. I deleted my Google+ account in the hopes that that would do it but it ...
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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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Does deleting a file from Incoming folder in Google Drive delete the original file?

I'm trying to clean my drive, and there are files that have been shared with me, that I don't want anymore. I select these files, then I remove them. But since they have been shared with me as ...
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List shared items on Google Drive [duplicate]

Is there a search command or a section where I can manage all my files and folders I shared? I know there is 'Shared with me' section but this only shows items from other people.
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Add link-shared spreadsheet to Google Drive

Suppose someone shares a document with me (and others) using the public link sharing feature of Google Drive. This link is set to allow edits from any user. Can I get it to show up in my drive, ...
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Shared file on desktop mode edit in Google Drive

When you share a folder with others, Google says you can "add it to your personal files" so that it shows up on the desktop version of Google Drive. However, I have found that when this is done, ...
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In Google Drive, how do you find the folder a file is contained in?

In Google Drive, how do you find the folder a file is contained in? For example, say you search for a file named big_apple.jpg and find it. Is there a way to know which folder it is in, for example ...
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How to convert PDF to google doc for several files, to save space

I'm trying to save space on my google drive. I noticed I have several PDFs stored, most of which are over 1MB. According to the website, Google Drive can convert PDF to google doc (which is nice as it ...
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Create direct links to videos on Google Drive

How to create non-expiring direct links to video files on Google Drive that will download the file instead of opening them in the browse ?
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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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Freeze columns in Google Sheets for multiple users

Is there any way for multiple users working on a Google Docs spreadsheet to freeze columns and rows the same way filter view works?
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Multiple references to the same footnote in a Google doc

How do I add multiple references to the same footnote in Google Docs? When adding footnotes the usual way (selecting Insert > Footnote in the menu), a new footnote is created every time. But if I ...
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How can I find a Google Document I edited yesterday?

A coworker gave me a link to a doc. I edited it. Now I can't find it in my "recent" list or in the "shared with me" list. The doc wasn't shared with me. It was a link to a doc that anyone could edit, ...
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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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Why won't my Google+ photos appear completely in Google Drive?

After enabling the new photos feature I waited a couple of days to let Google sync my 30K+ photos from Google+ to Google Drive. But now it's stuck for days without any indication of progress. How can ...
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Can't filter a column to see all cells containing `@` in Google Spreadsheets

I'm trying to filter a column to show cells that contain @ (as in an email address) but when I put @ in the filter box it comes up with a blank. Any ideas? An example spreadsheet here. Here is ...
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How to search for the newest files in a Google Drive?

I am running a few file folders for a project in Google Drive. Quite often, collaborators upload or update files in the one of the folders. Is there a way to see the latest changes to the drive, so I ...
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Does Cognito Forms support integration with Google Docs?

I just created my first form. Now the question is how do I make it available for my staff to use it? We are currently using Google Business apps and I would like to import it into Google Drive. The ...
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Show & Sync Google Slides speaker notes on separate device

Invariably when I give a presentation in a new room or conference center the resolution is all different and I cannot see my speaker notes in a consistent way on my laptop, or the screen the audience ...
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Google (Drive) Photos - remove non-auto awesome

So Google Drive is telling me I'm almost out of space for photos. I only use that storage so it can auto-awesome things. Is there a way to remove all photos not used for auto-awesome, to free up ...
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Leave the new Google Drive

Each time I log in to Google Drive, it loads the new Google Drive. I switch to the old version, and then the next time it loads the new Google Drive again. Is the anyway to leave the new Google Drive ...
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How to search across multiple Google Drive accounts?

I use Google Drive with multiple accounts. How can I search for something across all of these accounts?
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Attach Google Docs to a gmail message

I can only link and not attach Google Docs. So, if the recipient does not have Google Drive, I have to download a converted document and upload it again. This is very time consuming and inefficient. ...
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How can I make a file available for download via google drive to people via a simple link?

I'm trying to share a file for download via google drive. It appears that drive is detecting the filetype (it is a zipped archive) and making it quite difficult to do so. I have uploaded the file and ...
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Get share link of multiple files in Google Drive

I'd like to put the share link to a my files in spreadsheet to make it easier to to share. Is it possible to get the link to all files without going to each file individually?
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How do I toggle overtype mode on a Mac in Google Docs?

On a PC, I would use the Insert key. How do I achieve this on a Mac, which doesn't have that key?
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Combine checkbox and paragraph in Google Forms

I am trying to create a new survey. The question will be directed to the patients about their current pharmacological therapy. I prepared a checkbox list of medications, but I can't add a textbox ...
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Google Docs - Default layout when I create a new document

I use Google Drive for work and work only. I have a very particular protocol for pages I print. This is along the lines of: Change the document to Verdana font face. Put placeholder text on the ...
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Google Drive files not showing in Gmail search results

Since today, I don't know why because I didn't change anything, if I search for something in Gmail I only get emails as the search results, my Google Drive files are not showing in the search results, ...
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How do I prevent Google from killing access to sister/brother sites?

My free portfolio on google.com allows me partial functionality on some accounts. For instance: It allows me to use the Google Mail account almost without a hitch (at times Hangouts will simply ...
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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 to view orphans in Google Drive

Assume someone shares a folder with me, he remains the owner of the folder. Then I put some (many) files into this folder, of which I am and remain the owner. Then that someone revokes my access to ...
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Google drive deleting my gsheet files by itself

I have not opened or deleted any of my files on Google Drive, however from time to time I see a number of my gsheet files in my trash folder. When I click on the googledrive icon it shows files synced ...
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Google+ photos to edit (possibly through Google Drive)

I do not understand why pictures that I do not want to edit are editable in Google+ whereas those which I do want to edit are not editable. I do not see Edit button for them. I hear that Google ...
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How to host my existing website with Google Drive

Google has given me 15GB of storage. So can I host my own website having my own domain? Also, can I install WordPress for my website if it can be hosted on Google Drive?
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How to upload/publish video from new Google Drive to YouTube

I am struggling to find a way to upload/publish video from the new Google Drive to (Google's) YouTube. I am trying to avoid downloading the file to my local disk and uploading it again—it's already on ...
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Sort Google Drive by date added [duplicate]

Is there a way to sort Google Drive (either iOS or web version) by date that a file was added? It drives me crazy that if I use Gmail to save an attachment to Drive, I can't locate that file ...
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How to move docs using drag and drop from the search results in Google Drive?

Refer to this annotated screenshot and the explanation that follows: This is what I did and what I expect to see happen: Go into Google Drive, and in the search box, type in a few words to search ...
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How can I see hidden files in Google Drive?

Some Android apps use my Google Drive account to backup their data. However, I am not able to see any files. I want to see and download a copy of the backup data. Are these files hidden? How can I ...
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GoogleDrive: Cannot move file outside the folder

I have nested folders in my google drive. My Drive/ ... Shared with Me/ Folder1/ folder11/ filex filey folder12/ filez I want to move ...
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How do I transpose data in a Google Spreadsheet and keep the formatting?

If we select a empty line and we type: =TRANSPOSE(A1:C27) We will invert everything from A1 to C27. However, formatting will be lost. Is there anyway to keep the format too?
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Posting more than 2000 lines from IFTTT to a Google Spreadsheet

I have an IFTTT trigger set up whose action is to add a row to a Google Drive spreadsheet. Once the spreadsheet reaches 2000 rows, IFTTT creates a new document with the title: Document Title (1) ...
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How can I convert all URLs in a Google document into links?

When I type a URL (such as http://www.domain.com) into a Google Drive document, it will automatically be converted into a link that you can click. But when I copied the contents of a text file ...
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How to select text in a scanned document in Google Drive PDF viewer

In my PDF documents in Google Drive, I used to be able to select text of a scanned document. I've always scanned at 300dpi. Since at least a year I can't select text in scanned documents anymore in ...
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Open Recent instead of My Drive in Google Drive

Is it posible to open Google Drive on Recent items instead of My Drive? I saw the website opens the url https://drive.google.com/drive/#my-drive, and what I need is to open ...
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How can one serve a single google spreadsheet cell content to a web page?

I can embed a Google Docs/Spreadsheet's whole tab/table on a web page. Is there a simple way to publish the (unformated) content of a single cell?
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How do you take strikethrough off in Google Drive?

So how do you take strikethrough OFF on Google Drive? I know how to turn it ON but just not OFF.
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How can I give people view access to a Google Form so they can make a copy of it without editing the original?

My uncle works for a dog breeding company and asked me to create a survey for him with about 20 pages of questions. I finished the form using Google Forms and then he asked me to make a guide for ...
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Why is there sometimes no “Move to trash”/“Move to bin”

I'm trying to clean up some old Google Sheets, but some of them don't have a "move to bin" menu option: Other spreadsheets do have it: What's the difference? How can I delete spreadsheets that ...