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Share individual copies of a Google spreadsheet

I created a Google Spreadsheet file which I want to share with my coworkers so each one has his own copy. So far the only way I found is to share the file, however these doesn't work for me because ...
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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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Sum of the values of the 10 cells above me?

I'd like a formula for Google Docs spreadsheets that will return the sum of the values of the 10 cells above the current cell. That is, if I'm on C31, I want the equivalent of =SUM(C20:C30). However, ...
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How can I add a shortcut on my desktop to a document in Google Docs?

I would like to have a shortcut on my desktop to an Excel document in Google Docs. How can I create a shortcut (icon) like this? I use Google Chrome as web browser.
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Importing responses into a Google Docs Form (spreadsheet)

I have some Google Docs Forms and I would like to import legacy survery data into the responses spreadsheet, so as to benefit from the data presentation features (having the combined data set) but ...
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Paste numbers as string in Google Spreadsheet

I have one spreadsheet in Google Docs with data like: 0012 0234 0065 I wanna paste in another Google Doc Spreadsheet but when I use ctrl+c ctrl+v the data is formatted like numbers: 12 234 65 I ...
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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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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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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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Can Google drive host a website from a folder in Google drive that is not shared as public?

Here is an example of a responsive site hosted on Google drive: https://googledrive.com/host/0Byl10FMs5_W5QVBuZWlMYTdoQjQ/index.html I however, am receiving a 404 error when I try to host my folder ...
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How do I delete many documents at once from Google docs?

This has been asked and answered before, but the answers are for the old interface (predating Google Drive), so I'm asking again. I have about a hundred docs in my Google Docs view, most of which are ...
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How to remotely upload files from Furk.net

For example, how do I transfer files directly from Furk.net to cloud storage sites like Oboom, Google Drive etc.? The link they provide is only suitable for direct download but during remote upload I ...
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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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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 bring the Google Doc chat settings icon back?

I'm working in a chat window of a Google Docs document someone shared with me. There is however something strange going on with the chat window in that document. It is full height and cannot be ...
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How to check the file usage summary in Google Drive

After sharing the folder/file in Google Drive to some other mail address, how can I monitor the log activity, like when the respective user has accessed the file, what are the modifications done etc.? ...
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Google Sheets - Checking duplicates 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 can I, via google drive API, learn who made a change to a document?

The "show revision history" feature in google drive shows not just when a change happened, but who made the change. Is there a way to programmatically retrieve who the editor was? ...
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How to import a chart from Open Office to Google Document

I made a chart in Open Office 4.0.0 and tried to copy and paste it into a document in Google Drive. It showed the loading sign but just loads a blank image. How can I copy and paste into the Google ...
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How to sync/backup “my documents” to Google Drive

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 ...
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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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Why is there an extra new line at the end of my Google Docs table of contents?

I am trying to get rid of the extra new line at the end of my table of contents of my Google Doc. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CW9UV5EbbH1JlW_mxZryCiLZ-NCf8vaqh5BE2Xyl1FU/edit When I delete ...
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How can I print an old revision of a Google Document without restoring it?

I want to print an old revision of a Google Document (drawing) without restoring it. Is there any way to do so? This video shows that if I select the old revision and try to print it, it will print ...
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How to remotely delete data from a Google Drive folder kept in local system

Recently someone has stolen my laptop and I have some sensitive information laying in the Google Drive folder, which I am sure he/she will be able to access after opening my laptop, since it’s not ...
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Will “Trash” in Google Docs be automatically deleted?

Google Support - Trash says: Anything you remove from Google Drive will be in your Trash until you permanently delete the files or restore them. However, they are known to be loose with words, ...
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Downloading multiple individual files from Google Drive?

I quite often download multiple files from Google Drive at the same time. However, when I do this, it seems to force me to bundle them in a one .zip file, and download them together, which means I ...
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Google Drive apps that need no permissions to be granted

Can I see a list of Google Drive apps, that need no permissions to be granted? If not, then a list of apps not requiring the permissions that allow them to delete files, such as "View and manage the ...
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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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What happens when you no longer pay for your Google storage?

Suppose you pay $5 every month for 100GB and you fill it with stuff. What happens if you don't pay after a while? Will Google hold your stuff hostage until you pay or will they erase it?
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How to upload a file into Google Docs, given a URL

I want to edit a web document that I see open in my browser. What can I do? I have discovered that I can use the viewer, like this: ...
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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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Equivalent of Ctrl+Apostrophe in Google Sheets

In Microsoft Excel I frequently use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+' (apostrophe) to copy the value from the cell above the current one. The same keystrokes in Google Sheets instead toggles the display of ...
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Google Docs document access monitoring

Can the owner of a public document on Google Drive see whether a signed-in user previewed opened, downloaded, etc. his document? I have been given a link to a (read-only) document, and I'm wondering ...
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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 to Create a CAPTCHA enabled Custom Google Drive Form

I don't have much knowledge of coding. How can I create Google Form with CAPTCHA to avoid spamming. Any form of CAPTCHA will work.
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Hyperlinks in Google spreadsheet docs

In Google spreadsheets, it is possible to add a hyperlink to a cell as: =hyperlink("www.google.com";"search the web") This will show the text search the web which will hyperlink to Google. ...
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Bulk delete documents or all documents in a collection in Google Docs

I have a large number (5,000+) of documents in Google Docs and I'd like to delete all of them and/or would like to delete all documents within a collection. The only native way I see to delete ...
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How to Set Several Owners for a Google Drive Folder

Strangely enough, I couldn't find any info about this, which I would have thought is a common problem. I want to share a folder with another person I work with. I want to give them the same ...
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Can I prevent Google from tracking which links I follow in downloaded PDFs?

I want to create a PDF document using Google Docs/Drive that includes links, but without Google tracking clicks on those links. Downloading a Google Drive document (File > Download as) in any other ...
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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 embed a Google spreadsheet with just cells and sheet list?

This answer shows how to hide the UI and sheet list by appending rm=minimal to the URL. Is there a way to hide the UI but not the sheet list? I want to insert the spreadsheet on another page with an ...
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URL to create a new Google document

What is the current URL to create a new Google Document please? Since Google last updated their Docs the old URL does not work.
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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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Automatically creating sheets across different google spreadsheets

I have one spreadsheet that collects the Google form data that is submitted. I then created spreadsheets titled "A-D", "E-H", "I-L", and so on to create the alphabet. I would like students to use ...
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With Google Drive, how can I have a single document in multiple folders/collections?

I tried Google Drive today and promptly noticed that the "organize" feature of Google Docs went from a multi-selectable checkbox (in which you can check multiple collections for a document to be ...
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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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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 to remove duplicate shortcut folders without erasing originals?

We are sharing a google drive folder in the office, somebody moved the primary folder and somehow became the owner of it and all it's contents. When transferring ownership of the folder and subfolders ...
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Can Google Drive Document Permissions be centrally managed for free?

Currently, document authors in the not-for-profit community group I belong to grant access to each individual document explicitly to each person who needs access. This isn't convenient when a new ...
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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 ...