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Appending text to each column in a Google Drive Spreadsheet

I have a Google Drive spreadsheet that has about 200 columns. Each one is a name, and to each one I want to append -banner.jpg. Is there a way to batch process this? For example: abcde fghij ...
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How to share only one tab in the new Google Spreadsheets?

I have a Google spreadsheet with two tabs. First one is a public one where I want to invite specific customers to edit it. Second one is just for my team and I would like it to be invisible to the ...
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Different coloured squares show on Google Docs viewer annotation

On my Google Docs I can sometimes see people watching my spreadsheet, usually it shows pink or green square next to their name. What is the difference? Are there any more colours?
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Google Document “shrunk” while editing

I was editing a Google Document and I hit something on my keyboard that made all of the text really small and the document also shrunk. How do I fix this?
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Deleting a file in Google Drive on Windows has no effect

I am trying to clean up a huge folder on google drive on my PC as this is painful in the web interface. But after I've deleted the files on my PC, they just get downloaded again. How can I make the ...
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Can I resize an image (Drawing file) in Google Drive?

Is it possible to resize an image (a Drawing file) within Google Drive? I created a new drawing in Google Drive. When I download the image as a PNG file and then upload it to where I want to use it ...
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Create email with google script with google fonts

I've created various scripts to automatically send email to users who submit a form. no I'd like to touch them up a bit by using a specific Google Font (Philosopher). Here is the script I tried ...
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How do I convert a Microsoft Word document to Google Docs format without having to download and reupload again?

I currently have several Microsoft Word documents that are sitting on my Google Drive and was uploaded over the past few months. I understand that it is possible to convert Microsoft Word documents to ...
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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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How do I prevent a specific Google Drive folder syncing to my computer?

Is there anyway to only keep pics on the cloud drive and not a copy on my computer?
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What is the fastest way to use Google Spreadsheets by several users - from the same account or from different accounts?

Terminology - I use spreadsheet for a document and sheet for a sheet within the document. TL; DR If several users must work on data, stemming from the same source, which is fastest: one Google ...
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Is it possible to download a published Google doc as PDF?

I have a published Google Doc on my site and I want users to have the option to download the file as a PDF. It's not important if the link will be within the HTML page or on my site. This question is ...
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Query to copy from Sheet A to B based on true/false

I'm trying to copy data from Sheet A to Sheet B based on if one of the columns has True or False. I'm trying to use: =QUERY( 'A'!A1:I200 , "select * where I = 'True'" ) but this only gives me ...
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Google storage usage on two accounts are counted different

I have two google accounts and about 1GB uploaded photos on each. I see that on my first account photos use storage, but on another no (0% used of 15GB). All photos are max 1600 pixels width/height. ...
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Can I get a permalink for a comment in a Google Doc?

I will probably just go ahead and tag people in my comment (Request for somebody to comment on a section of a Google Docs document?) for now, but I was hoping there would be a better way to do this. ...
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How to link from one Google Document to another

In Google Drive I have two documents, let's call them A and B. How do I make some sort of link inside document A so that it can be clicked on and the user is taken to document B?
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Share permissions set for a group is not effective if a new user is added to the group

Share permissions set for a group is not effective if a new user is added to the group. I set permissions to DocA, DocB, DocC for GroupA consisting of users UserA, UserB. If a new user UserC is added ...
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Can I convert a Google Doc to a MS Word document?

How can I convert a Google Doc to MS Word document?
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How to add multiple images in Google Documents?

Using basic Insert->Image menu option one can only add/select/upload images one by one. That can take lot of time especially if you want to add a lot. In MS Word for example this option is present ...
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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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Can I duplicate a folder in Google Drive?

I need to duplicate an entire folder on my Google Drive once a week. There are about 25 files in the folder. What is an easy way to do this?
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Transfer Google docs from one account to another

My company just changed its domain name, and we all moved our Google apps accounts (say, from adam@old-domain.com to adam@new-domain.com). We have found sufficient solutions for transferring emails, ...
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Uploading to Someone Else's Google Drive

I have a huge chunk of data on my hard disk which I'd like to give away to someone else. Unlike me, this other guy has a lot of available storage space on his Google Drive. Thus, uploading the data to ...
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Google Docs Spreadsheet - Multiuser filter issue

When two or more users view the same Google Docs spreadsheet and one of them filters the data by a column, that filter is immediately applied for the other users as well. Is there a way to avoid this ...
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Split one .rar file on Drive into several files before downloading

How I can split one file (.rar), stored on Google Drive, into several files to ease download to my PC?
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How to host a privately shared website on Google Drive?

I've created this html+javascript based website via jalbum. And I'm currently uploading it to Google Drive. Before Google Drive, I was uploading it to Dropbox, but stopped that upload, believing that ...
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Zip a large file in google drive before dowloading

I've received a link to a large file (2 gigs) in google drive. I know the file has a very high compression ratio, and my internet connection is really slow. Is there any way to zip the file before ...
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How to insert source code in Google Docs? [duplicate]

Is there a easy way to insert source code with highlight in Google Docs?
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How can I recursively set ownership of Google Drive files and folders?

We recently moved from Dropbox to Google Drive for our whole company and I used one user account to move everything into Google Drive. Now most/all of the file/folders are owned by one account. The ...
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Transferring from DropBox to different cloud provider, preserving history

Is there a good way to transfer files and their history into another provider or to a source code repo? When you move from DropBox to another provider, like Google Drive or Microsoft's Onedrive... is ...
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How can I link to revision history on Google Docs?

When I load revision history in Google Docs, it does not change the URL. Is it possible to link to a history entry in Google Docs?
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Add a formula to Google Docs pivot table

I have a report that I rerun with new data every day. I need to publish it in Google, but part of the table is a formula and I do not want to have to recreate this formula in the body every day. ...
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How to view the folder size in Google Drive?

In Google Drive, you can use Sort split-button and choose Quota Used to show the size of each file there. However, folder sizes are not shown. I guess it's really a basic requirement in order to ...
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Is there a way to UPLOAD photos/video's to my Google Drive .. but not SYNC?

I have a lot of photo's and video's I wish to upload to my Google Drive** I don't want to sync them, because that means I have a local copy AND a copy in the cloud. (And if I delete the local copy, ...
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How to make a simple two column data chart in google spreadsheet? (simple case but doesn't seem to work)

I have a column with dates and a column with an amount of money. I just want to make the simplest chart possible, a line chart that shows money as a function of time, so I can see in what dates I tend ...
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Easiest way to transfer Google data between accounts

Previously we had free accounts with Google for our Calendars, Contacts etc. We are now signed up as App Business and have new accounts. What is the easiest way to transfer: Google Calendar Google ...
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Adding Pagenumbers to Google Drive Presentation?

Can someone tell me how can I add page numbers to my Google Drive Presentation? I've read that it should be under "Insert" but there's nothing even remotely relevant there. Here’s a screenshot:
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How to limit each user to fill a form just once?

Is there any quick way to ensure that each user filled the form just once? I've already seen this question: Limiting the amount of Google doc's forms that can be submitted . But it doesn't answer my ...
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Does Google Drive store files locally on your machine?

We've use Google Apps for Business, more specifically Google Drive extensively at work. So much so if it went down / our data went missing, we would be stuck. We've already turned on 2 set ...
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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 to see date of folder sharing in Google Drive

How do I see the date of when I shared a folder in Google Drive.
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Editing a Google Docs response sheet

I want a response from a 2nd form to be able to update (or add a new cell) in an existing form. Is it possible? What i want to achieve is i show only some of the information to a third party, and i ...
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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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Always a line above where I insert a table?

In google docs, when I insert a table, there seem to be always a line above the table as shown in the screenshot below
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Gmail & Google Docs: Paste just the text, not the formatting (Firefox, Safari)

When I use Gmail and Google Docs (With Firefox 3.6.6), I often cut text from another HTML or PDF document. When I paste this text into the document body, Gmail and Google doc will paste the text and ...
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How do you view only files shared with you for a certain project In Google Drive?

I'm working on a particular project with two other people and whenever I go to "shared with me" it shows everything that was ever shared with me, which is quite a lot. Only individuals have been ...
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Non-google user can't download files from a public google drive! [duplicate]

Non-gmail account user cant download to the public google drive files. They are able to access my public drive but it seems that, the file cant be downloaded.. . I shared a folder with "Anyone has the ...
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Possibilities to encrypt/decrypt single files in Google Drive

Is there a way to encrypt and decrypt singles files in the Google Drive web interface? I am aware of encryption possibilities for the Google Drive client. But I need encryption for files that I want ...
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Google Docs - missing add-ons option

I would like to ask you if you know why I can't see Add-ons option in menu bar in Google Docs. I already looked at my Google Apps settings and yes, it is enabled. Even if it weren't, there still ...
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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 ...