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How to rotate images saved in Google Drive

On a regular basis I take pictures with my Android phone and upload them to Google drive. Sometimes I take the picture upside down and want to rotate it. In Google Drive how do you do this? I found ...
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How to attach uploaded files in Google Drive to another email [duplicate]

I have files uploaded to my Google Drive. I want to send an email and attach to it one of my already uploaded files, without having to upload the file again. The file is classified as public. How do ...
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Is it possible to reject sharing of a document in Google Drive?

In real world scenarios, people can offer each other something. But the other party can reject it, either formally and politely or in any other way. What matters is that sharing process is a ...
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Count the number of words in a string in Google Spreadsheet

I have a simple Google spreadsheet with a number of text strings. I just want the number of words contained in each cell. Is there an in-build Google spreadsheet function I may use?
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How can Google Drive export files in deeply-nested folders?

I have an archive of images for our project. The images are well-organized in deeply-nested folders. The client is behind an elaborate firewall, and cannot access any Google Drive link. I need to ...
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Voice chat in Google Drive

I was working collaboratively with a Google Drive document at the same time i was speaking to the other parties on Skype voice chat. It got me thinking is there a voice chat feature inbuilt into ...
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Is there a way to count how many entries in a given column have a particular value?

I have a spreadsheet which keeps track of duels between two players in a game. Each row has the number of the match and the winner, given by their initial, X or Y. I want to know if it's possible to ...
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Adding and deleting sheets in Google Spreadsheets

How can I restrict users from adding new and deleting existing sheets in Google Spreadsheets? Only the owner of the spreadsheet should be able to do that. Other users should not be able to do that.
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Find out the folder path of the current doc in Google Docs [duplicate]

I am able to search a file and open it. But I am not able to locate the folder which has this file. There is not Properties in the File menu.
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Is there a Master Password for Google Drive documents?

So I have a special document that I already set to self-private. However, I want to also make a Master Password for that document in case somebody accidentally gets into my account or the somehow ...
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How to copy image from Google Presentation to local application?

I'm trying to copy images from a Google Presentation to a LibreOffice Impress file, but having no luck. Any suggestions?
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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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How can I appear as an “anonymous animal” on Google Drive?

How do you change your title to an anonymous animal on shared Google Drive documents? I'm currently in a college class of about 150 and I'm the only person doesn't seem to know how to make ...
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How to set permissions for all collaborators in a protected range, or set default permissions?

I find the "protect range" function in Google Spreadsheets very useful, but I have one problem: I often need to set all of the collaborators' permissions to, for example, "Can comment." It is very ...
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Do I need a special Coding Add-On or something to open recently edited Google Doc Files via my synced Dropbox?

I have trouble converting Google Doc Files to Word Files on my Dropbox via CloudHQ Sync. Do I need some sort of extra Coding Add-On For Word to access recently edited Doc Files via my Dropbox? Since I ...
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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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Google Drive sync stops if internet goes down

I am trying to sync some shared folders on Google Drive that I downloaded to my desktop. When electricity is cut or internet goes down suddenly, does the sync start over or it starts from where it ...
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Combined table of contents from several documents

Is there a way to create a document that would contain all tables of contents from other selected documents? I'd like to have a list of headings in alphabetical order for easy overview of a project.
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How (can?) you search the Google Trash for a particular folder that was deleted?

A bug in Google Docs sync created a 16 GB duplicate folder on my desktop and when I deleted it it deleted the source fold (of which folder(1) was a duplicate). So now I want (hopefully!) to restore ...
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How to keep small images on Google Drive from counting against my storage limit?

It appears Google has recently changed it so that everyone gets up to 15GB of storage divided between GMail and all the other apps such as Google Drive, but images below a certain size (800x800 pixels ...
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Running a Google survey through an online panel

I will be conducting a survey through an online third-party panel and need to upload my Google survey link but they require a unique ID tag for them to be able to identify unique responses. Do you ...
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How to add custom paragraph styles for Google Drive text documents

Currently, in Google Drive when editing a text document, there are 6 styles available: Normal text Title Subtitle Heading 1 Heading 2 Heading 3 These are not nearly enough for my style of writing. ...
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'Only the owner can change permissions' option is not inherited by subfolders [duplicate]

Recently I have tried to share a folder with subfolders using the 'Only the owner can change permissions' option (the option that appears at the bottom of the sharing dialog window). The folder that ...
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'Only the owner can change permissions' option is not inherited to subfolders

Recently I have tried to share a folder with subfolders using the 'Only the owner can change permissions' option (the option that appears at the bottom of the sharing dialog window). The folder that ...
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Connecting to Google Drive using Draw.io

When I open draw.io, it does not connect to my Google Drive, and when I click on the button Connect to Google Drive, a pop-up window appears for a fraction of a second and then disappears. The result ...
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Google Drive offline mode keeps changing back to disabled

I am using Windows 8 and I have enabled Google Drive offline mode multiple times, however it never stays. Whenever I need to access it offline, I always find it doesn't work, and then when I connect ...
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Can Google Viewer hide the lefthand navigation on a PDF by default

Some clients of our want to embed the following PDF in their website: https://docs.google.com/a/upshift.co.nz/file/d/0B39VaSipB41-ODk3WFRfSWRSV0k/preview Unfortunately the viewer shows a lefthand ...
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Send a web page to Google Drive

I would like to use the email option (or share option) to send the entire page or at least the URL to Google Drive. I'm trying to replace Evernote and want to be able to email a link to Google Drive ...
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Google docs - remove document opened in editor

I can remove or open the files when they are listed in google drive. However, I am not sure that this is the file that I want to remove. I, therefore open it in document editor. Now, I see that I ...
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Prevent people from downloading / copying / making a copy of data in Google doc

Is there a way to share a Google Document in view-only mode with someone but prevent them from downloading it, copying and pasting the data, printing it, or going to File > Make a copy? I ...
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Shared Google Documents notifications

I am an English teacher and have received shared documents from each of my students. I receive the initial email telling me I have a shared document, which is good. I will make a comment about their ...
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Permission to unshared document on Google Drive (Google Drive Security)

We've just had a very strange situation happen. A family member just sent my wife (an automated) email from Google asking permission to share a document we don't want to share with anyone else. We ...
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How can I assign different colors to comments and nested comments in Google Docs?

So Docs has this great feature which I have begun using heavily and I would like to do something more with it. Right now, all text in a document that I have attached comments to are the same light ...
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Google Drive: share a folder which is not in the root

Is there a way for sharing a folder on Google Drive without having it in the root of Google Drive? If not possible: Do you know a sharing system with a decent free size, that allows this option? ...
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How do I log access to folders in Google Drive?

I'd like to share a folder with someone outside of my domain and have a log of when they download any content from that folder. Is this something that could be done with a Google Apps script? E.g. I ...
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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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How to star a folder in Google Drive

I have a Google Drive Folder, which was shared with me via link (I guess it's set to Anyone with link in Organisation can View/Edit). When I click the link, I get into the Google Drive web UI, with ...
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Can I turn off Google Drive's history?

I'm using Google Drive and I have a very limited amount of data, near 500 Mega Bytes. However, I don't really need Google to take history of those files, as I'm the only person working on them, and ...
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Google Drive files and folders

Recently, my Google Drive has been terribly messed up and I don't know if it has anything to do with installing the Google Drive for Desktop or not. My list of files and folders aren't alphabetized, ...
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Mail merge from Google spreadsheet to Google doc

I want to print out tests for a class I teach, but I want each to be identical except for the name of the student at the top. I want this to be drawn from a Google spreadsheet that I've created that ...
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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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Google Drive Zip Files

Recently I came up with idea to Upload Zip files of Movies. Like making parts of 400MB Movie to 100 each. So If I upload these parts to Google Drive, Will I able to watch Movie in Google Drive?
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Replace Gmail attachments with Dropbox/Google Drive download link

Is there any service, extension or webapp that scans all my incoming and existing email and uploads all attachments within the emails to Dropbox or Google Drive? This would allow for smaller inboxes ...
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Some of my files appear in multiple folders, how can I find and limit them to a single folder?

In my Google Drive, I have hundreds of such files which appear in two locations: My Drive and DesiredFolder. For example, cover.jpg below appears in My Drive and Pride and Prejudice (505). I ...
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Can I receive large files from anyone via Google Drive?

Our business uses Google Apps for email/ file storage etc. Occasionally our clients need to send us files that are simply too large to be sent as email attachments. We're talking hundreds of ...
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Google Spreadsheet Change X and Y Axis

I am trying to graph the temperature of a substance versus the time the substance has been heated. My data is as follows: A | B Time (Minutes) | Temperature (ºC) 0 ...
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How to see the comment of a zip archive in Google Drive

Zip applications allow user to add comments. For example WinZip or WinRAR has an option to add comments to the zip archive, and when we open it the comment is either popped up or is shown in the right ...
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How do I link two Google Doc spreadsheets so that entering a numerical value in one cell of Sheet 1 produces an 'x' in the same cell of Sheet 2?

I know about the importRange function to link two sheets, but I wonder if there's a way so that when a cell's contents are imported to the second sheet, the second sheet will autopopulate the ...
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Google Drive low bandwidth or basic HTML view or mobile view in desktop

I am using my smartphone as a wi-fi hotspot and have GPRS/2G/3G (selected according to location) to which my computer system connects for Internet access. Usually the speed is low, like 12 Kbytes/sec. ...
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Can “Shared with you” on Google Drive be filtered into folders?

Specifically, I would like to know if there is any way, either through a script or through the API so that files shared with me from another user are automatically placed into a folder. The sorting ...