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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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How do I change Google Docs default quotation symbols

Default quotation symbols in Google Docs are curly ones “”. I would like to use command line quotes like "". I can't find any solution except : Insert -> Special Characters -> Punctuation -> ...
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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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In Google Drive, how do I search for files that I own and that I've shared?

I can't seem to figure out how to find the files that I've shared with people. The Google Help page on the topic provides a few clues but the following query is not allowed: owner:me to:* but a ...
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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 backup/...
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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 http://docs.google.com/feeds/EMAIL@ADDRESS....
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Craft URL to create Google Doc in specific folder?

After searching, the closest information I've found is this question. However, that answer covers just creating a Google Drive file, period. I would like to find out how to make that file get created ...
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Google Drive direct download for big files

I am trying In Google Drive, how can you link directly to "Download" a zip file and not view the contents? but it does not work. I am not sure on how to repeat the question. It downloads a '...
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How can I recover deleted files that have been shared with me?

I accidently deleted files from a folder that is shared with me. I can't find these files in the Trash. Is there a way to recover them?
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We are sharing corporate data, how to improve our Google Drive setup?

We have a corporate Google Apps account (paid), and we have a central user (I will call it CompanyArchive) that owns all of the documents that were on a network drive before we started using Google ...
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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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Which versions of the PDF standard does Google Docs support?

What the title says. I know PDFs exported from Google Docs are version 1.4, but which versions does it support when viewing PDFs? I'm asking because I'm having problems with PDFs generated with the ...
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Uploading Styled HTML to Google Docs

I find that when I upload Styled HTML to Google Docs, eg. with CSS .underline { text-decoration: underline; } .del { text-decoration: line-through; } mark { background: yellow } None of these will ...
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Sharing a Google Docs Folder shares the documents, but not the folder

I created a Google Docs folder with 2 nested subfolders and 10-12 documents, and shared the folder with someone who has a Google Account hooked up to a Yahoo email address. When my collaborator opens ...
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Pasting text with line breaks into Google Spreadsheets creates multiple cells

If I copy text with a line break in it, like this... 1st line 2nd line ...and then paste in into a Google Docs spreadsheet cell, then it pastes '2nd line' into the cell below. What are the easiest ...
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What is the purpose of the presence of Google Docs in Google Drive?

I was under the impression that by using Google Drive, I can edit my files in MS Word or Excel and it will all sync but apparently I can't open .gdoc .gsheet in MS Office. So basically, aside from ...
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How to connect a Google Docs document to a Trello list?

Documents are kept on Google Docs but we would like to attach them to a list in Trello for reference or to work on the document. How does this work?
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Link to view PDF version of a Google Doc

I think there used to be a way to link to the PDF version of a Google doc, but now I can only make a link that downloads the PDF instead of viewing it in the browser. Does anybody know if the old ...
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Using Google Docs with Trello

I use Trello to upload blog articles so my team can see them, and select who will edit which post. Instead of uploading Word files from various computers, is there a way we could use Google Docs and ...
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Google Drive: can I open a document in read-only mode?

Can I open one of my docs/spreadsheets/etc in read-only mode? I would like to view it for reference without having to worry about it being modified.
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Google Docs with PNGs now produce black image background in PDFs

Suddenly when I download a Google Doc as a PDF, the image PNGs come down with a black background. They used to be transparent. What has happened here? Can I change it back?
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Is it possible to add a creative commons embed to a Google Doc?

I've written some basic training manuals using Google docs, and would like to release them under a creative commons license. I plan to use the Google drive "Publish" feature to release it to the web, ...
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Inserting page numbers in a Google Docs document

How do I add or insert a page number in the footer or header of a Google Docs document?
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How do I edit a docx-document received in Gmail online on Google Docs?

I received a docx-document on my Gmail. I clicked "view", and then the "Save in Google Docs" button. Now in Google Docs, I can only view the document but not edit it. How do I edit the document in ...
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What is consuming my Google Drive space?

I'm confused. Google Drive app says I consume 5 GB of space, yet the folder on my computer is merely 90 MB big.
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Using different headers and footer in the same Google Document

I've got a Google Document and it has 1 header throughout. On a couple of the pages I want to use a different header and footer. For instance : pages 1-14 I want Header + Footer A pages 15-20 I ...
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Google Docs doesn't do copy/paste and requires me to install Google Drive

Today I've got this message, when tried to copy data from my Google Docs spreadsheet: It says I can't use copy/paste if I don't install the Google Drive app. It seems this message is bound to ...
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Google Drive Share with my Apps workgroup without having to add them manually

I thought the video about sharing with my workgroup mean that I didn't have to add my teammates as editors if I allowed my company to see and edit a doc: So far I had to add them to the list to get ...
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Format credit card numbers as four digit blocks in Google Spreadsheets

I have this credit card number in a Google Docs spreadsheet of the following format: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX How can I make it display like XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX or XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX where they're in ...
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How do I link text to a URL in a Google Docs spreadsheet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add a hyperlink to a cell in Google Spreadsheets? When I paste a URL into a cell in a Google Docs spreadsheet, it turns into a nice blue, underlined hyperlink. It ...
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Allow anyone to upload images on a single Google Drive folder

I had a function and many people took photographs. Is it possible to create a folder that anyone can edit and all the people can upload the pics they have in that folder?
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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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Embed Draw.io drawing in a Google Doc

Is there any way to do this, apart from exporting to png or some other format and then importing into Google Doc?
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Is it possible to see the owner of a public Google Doc?

If I create a public Google Doc that anyone can edit who has the URL, will my Google id or name or anything else be publicly viewable? I tried it and I didn't see anything about the owner in another ...
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Is there a way to create a doc directly inside a collection?

For the life of me, I wasn't able to figure out how to create a doc inside a Collection. When I click the Create button, the document is always created at the root level, and I have to find the ...
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How to embed a Google Docs Video in my website

The UI does not have an "embed" button. I managed to make it work copying the HTML from the docs site (using Firebug and Developer Tools, because the html is injected via Javascript) But it seams ...
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Can I get an RSS feed of changes to a Google Doc?

If I would like to track edits to a Google Doc or inputs to a Google Form by receiving an RSS feed thereof, how do I go about doing so?
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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 can I delete a shared file from Google Drive

I have a shared file with someone and I don't want her to reach it anymore. She shared the file with me. Can I delete it permanently without the possibility that she will reach it again? Will she ...
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Insert image from Google Drive into Google Sheets

How do I insert/link to images existing in a folder in Google Drive into a Google Sheets spreadsheet? There is the image() function, I imagine using it something like this: image("googledrive://...
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error making a copy of google app script

I'm trying to duplicate a Google app script file in Google drive that I own, but it gives me this error Limit Exceeded: Create. This is when I'm in the file and I use File --> Make a copy... When I ...
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Google Drive search for part of a file name

Is there any way I can search based on the last three digits of a file name? I have a file with many invoices that are easy to reference with the last three numbers. Is there any way I can search ...
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Can you link directly to a new copy of a Google Doc or Spreadsheet?

Is it possible to craft a URL (or bookmarklet) so that when clicked it opens a fresh "copy" of an existing Google doc or spreadsheet? Apparently it used to be possible by appending &newcopy=true ...
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How do I convert a Google doc to PDF without downloading it?

Related: How do I convert a Microsoft Word document to Google Docs format without having to download and reupload again?, which is the reverse of what I want—converting to a Google document. I'd like ...
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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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Why does Google Docs still ask me for permission when people try to view my doc?

I created a doc that I want anyone with a link to see. Here are the settings I used: I gave that link to people on my site. For some reason, every week, I get emails from Google Docs saying that ...
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How do I open the Google Drive folder of the file I am editing?

It used to be that if I clicked the white icon with the colored background in the top-left, it would take me to my folder on Google Drive. Now it takes me to these worthless links: https://docs....