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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 can I share the entire contents from one Google Drive account as a folder in another user's Google Drive?

For example, I have a Google Drive account for my business and a Google Drive account for myself. Some of the folders in both accounts have the same names (e.g., accounts, pics, documents etc.), ...
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How do I create pull quotes in Google Docs?

Can I install an app to make pull quotes in Google Drive? Or can I somehow create them using clever tricks?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I parse an integer in a Google Spreadsheet?

What is the equivalent of parseInt() (JS) or intval() (PHP) in Google Spreadsheet? I want to compute the sum of the numbers in a row in a separate cell. So if I had "3 cups" and "5 cups" in a row, I ...
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How to do a simple set operation in Google docs spreadsheet?

Suppose I have some names in cells B1:B3, and a full list of all the names in A1:A4, is it possible for me to generate a list of names in A1:A4 that don't appear in B1:B3? E.g. Cells A1:A4 have "A", ...
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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: ...
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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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“You've reached the bandwidth limit for viewing or downloading files that aren't in Google Docs format. Please try again later.”

I just got this message from google docs: You've reached the bandwidth limit for viewing or downloading files that aren't in Google Docs format. Please try again later. You can also try 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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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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Add a link in Google Spreadsheet to a paragraph in Docs

How do I add a link in a Google Spreadsheet to a specific paragraph or header in a Google Doc?
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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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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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How can I prevent users from downloading documents created in Google Drive?

I know I have the ability to prevent viewers from downloading documents which are not native to Google Drive (http://chromebytes.com/1717/prevent-viewers-from-downloading-google-docs-files) however ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to integrate my Google Drive with Google Music?

Is there a way to integrate music files from my Google Drive with Google Music? If not, are there any plans to add this functionality? I upload a lot of my files to Google Drive and it would be ...
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How do I show items in Google Docs' “Home” category?

I'd like to start using the Home View to keep things I work on at the front whenever I log in, however I don't know how. If I drag any existing files onto it, nothing shows up. If I manually select ...
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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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Google Docs: Unicode symbols not in default Windows fonts garbled

When using a symbol such as unicode elment of ∈, subset of ⊆, etc., which does not appear in standard windows fonts the PPT exported file contains blank squares instead of the font. I expected the ...
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How to allow users with a link to view documents

I own a Google account, and use Docs (spreadsheet in Drive) to make a document to be shared with anyone having the link. However the only options available (in Sharing) are share with people of the ...
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How do I add watermark/background image in Google Docs? [duplicate]

How can I add a watermark or a background image in Google Docs?
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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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Preserve formatting when referencing cells across sheets in Google Docs [duplicate]

Is there a way to show the formatting of the referenced cells from another sheet in Google docs spreadsheets? For example I have a sheet named balance with A1 having a comment and a blue background. ...
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How I delete all my Google Docs (with no collections)?

A similar question to mine has been asked before - I want to be able to delete all my Google Docs at once. I used a synchronization app called Syncplicity which synced all my documents with my Google ...
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Getting hashes of Google Docs documents?

Although Google Docs documents seem to have a unique ID in the URL, I'm wondering if there is a way to get a hash (MD5, SHA1) of a document without downloading it again. Has anyone attempted something ...
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Does Microsoft Office offer you free online storage like Google Docs?

Does Microsoft offer anything in terms of online storage, something similar to Google Docs? I'm thinking of just keeping a few essential files on the "cloud", so I'll need as little as 50MB. Is ...
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How to print a Google form?

I made a neat questionnaire Form in Google Docs. I want to print it for hand outs to my testers IRL. But I cannot find a way to print it to paper, or even export it to PDF. There are not many buttons ...
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Is there any way to use Gmail storage in other Google services?

It's unlikely that I'll ever have more than 1GB of email. However, I do have more than 1GB of photos (Picasa) and more than 1GB of files (Google Docs). Is there any way to use the storage from Gmail ...
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Are there differences between Google Docs as a standalone vs. when it's included in Google Apps?

I started using Google Docs and I like it a lot for simple documents and spreadsheets I collaborate on. I still use Word/PowerPoint/Excel for the heavy lifting. I'm using Outlook with Exchange Online ...
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How do I get local documents to directly open in google docs?

I read this article on Lifehacker on how to make a shortcut to open an empty google doc right from the desktop. I would like to be able to open my file browser and just click on a document and have ...
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Is there a safe way to download and open a public Google Drive link?

An unknown person, who seems (!) to be trustworthy, wrote me an e-mail with a link to a document on Google Drive. I'm not sure if it's malicious or not. Is there a safe and simple way (maybe a ...
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Google Plus: How much storage do I have for photos?

I sync my photos from my iPad with Google Plus and Dropbox. One day I found that Dropbox doesn't have enough space for my photos, but Google Plus takes all of them. How much storage space do I have ...
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How can you restrict a user from deleting Google Drive documents they are shared on?

What is the best way to allow a Google Drive user to edit documents but not delete them? Our organization has many files and would like to protect some less tech savvy users from disrupting numerous ...
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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 to Fill a Column with Sequential Dates in Google Sheets

In Excel you can right-click drag a date downwards to fill a column with the next dates in the sequence. For example if you enter 9/1/2014, select that cell, then right-click drag down over the cells ...
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Fixed text size in Google Docs?

Hi all I'm using Google Docs and usually when I paste text into the document the text size varies. I can select all and set the font size, but this slowly gets annoying, So I was wondering is there ...
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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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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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How can I see all files as the administrator in Google drive?

I administrate a Google Apps domain. I'd like to see a comprehensive list of all files under management. How do I go about doing this? Is it impossible?
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How can I sync Evernote with Google Docs (Google Drive)?

I prefer to create notes in Evernote, but people I work with like editing them in Google Docs (now called Google Drive). Is there a way to sync us up so we can each use our preferred app to edit the ...
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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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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 ...