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Alice hates Bob in Google drive

I want to share theMasterPlan.txt with Bob and Alice in Google drive. The problem is that Alice and Bob hate each other. If Bob comes first, he can edit the share list, and block out Alice (or ...
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Domain administrator shared folder in google drive

Is it possible to create a google drive folder that is shared with all users of a single domain and is easily accessble for the users? We have google apps for business, and I have administrator ...
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Open Source Alternative to Google Drive [closed]

There is already an alternative to Dropbox, namely OwnCloud. Is there open source alternative to Google Drive? Specifically for document creation where on could create ...
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Google Drive in Windows Explorer - folder not added

I recently installed Google Drive on my PC and love how I can add and get to the files through Windows Explorer. I recently added a new folder through Explorer and I expected that to appear in Drive, ...
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Google Drive revert (re-sync?) after deleting read only file

I've shared a "Read Only" folder with my friend. He enables the "Add to My Drive" feature in order to have the files sync to his PC. He then deletes (on his PC) one of the files from the shared ...
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Alphabetized file sorting in Google Drive

For a while everything was sorted in alphabetical order in Google Drive, but it recently changed to last-used at the top. How do I set it to go back to alphabetical order, so I can find them quickly?
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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 I see who has access to my Google Drive folders?

I have a main folder in Google Drive with lots of sub folders that also have sub folders. The main folder is shared with my team. Some of the sub folders are shared with external people (temporary ...
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google drive font

I really don't know what I did with the appearance of my google docs on my computer. Every time I try to open any doc everything appear enlarged but can't fix it, and some things don't fit on my ...
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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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Is it possible to apply conditional formatting on a Google Document (text document)

I would like to create a regex that detect every parentheses and color them in red. Is there any conditional formatting in a google document ? How can I do this ?
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How do you search Google Docs by date?

I often need to search for documents by date (created or last modified) in Google Docs. For example, forgetting where I put it (and the name/content), so needing to search all my Google Docs for files ...
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Resizing photos in Google+ to standard size

Can I resize my uploaded photos in Google+ to standard size? I'm about to run out of Google Drive space and the standard size would be enough, but I can't find an option to resize the pictures. It ...
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When are Google drive and Google docs indexed?

I have published my doc as Public on the Web -- Anyone on the Internet can find and view a long time ago. But, when I search for the pieces of my published document, Google result is empty. Should I ...
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How to import somebody else document from GD to my Google Drive?

I have a link to somebody else GD document. I would like to copy/import it to my GD so for example, if that person deletes the file I would have a "local" copy. I can copy&paste entire document, ...
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Why pay for Google Drive?

If I do not need more Google Drive space than the free version offers (currently 15 GB) what are the exact benefits I receive with the pay version?
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How to reset a Google document sharing link

I have set the sharing permission for a file in Google Drive to Anyone who has the link can view. However, while I still want to be able to share this file, I want to generate a new link and revoke ...
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how to keep google docs from changing pages in a collaborative document

When I'm looking at a presentation slide deck shared amongst multiple people, and (it seems) a change is made, my screen switches to the slide on which they're making the change. Is there any way to ...
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Fill a Google Drive Document from Google Drive Spreadsheet

I would like to have a template document and fill some fields with data from a spreadsheet, for example changing the id or name of an entity in the template and automatically the document updates all ...
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Copy draw.io diagram into google docs file

is it possible to copy a drawing created with Draw.io app (integrated with Drive) into a Google Doc? I managed to export the draw.io file as png and then pasting it inside the Google Doc, but it ...
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Is there a way to see how many times other users have viewed a shared item on Google Drive?

Does anybody know if there is a way to see how many times other users have viewed a shared item on Google Drive?
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How do I add watermark/background image in Google Docs?

How can I add a watermark or a background image in Google Docs?
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How to revoke “can edit” from google forms

I created a form in Google Drive that I intend to share, but for some reason, I can't revoke the "can edit" for collaborators. Image Does anyone have an idea why is that?
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Google Apps Script UrlFetchApp and password protected pages

I'd like to be able to use Google Spreadsheets to login to my registart and automatically list into rows the current name server and email settings of all my sites, rather than use the heinously ...
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How can I share an entire Google Drive account's contents as a folder in another account's Drive?

I have multiple Google Accounts: one personal, one for a business I run, another at a non-profit I work at. Since I can only sign into Drive as one user for the purposes of the desktop syncing app (on ...
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Find out when a Google document was shared

In Google Docs, is there any way to find out exactly when a document was shared with somebody that I created and shared? This would be useful, at least for me, in finding out exactly when a document ...
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How to change the default styling of hyperlinks in Google Docs [duplicate]

I am working on converting my business's default Word templates to Google Docs. I have figured out how to change almost everything to look exactly the same as in Word except for being able to set the ...
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“Anonymous Animals” in Google Drive: for not-yet-accessed shared file?

I recently used Google Drive to share a file with Anyone with the link ("Anyone who has the link can access. No sign-in required."), but did not yet distribute the link to anyone. Thus, I cannot ...
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What manual style settings can I use for block quotes in Google Drive (gdocs)?

I know that Google Drive no longer has a standard block quote style in its built in menu. What manual styles can one apply that would convey that what's being read is a block quote? Changing to a ...
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How to zip two columns together in a Google Spreadsheet [duplicate]

For example columns are setup as: A | B ----- 1 | a 2 | b 3 | c 4 | d 5 | e I want to be able to make column C be like this: C --- 1 2 3 4 5 a b c d e via formula. The two columns ...
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Specify Exact Size in Google Docs

Is it possible to set an exact document size in Google Docs? I am specifically using Google Drawing. I cannot find any options or ways to do this.
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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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Google Docs table of contents links are wrong in PDF

Me and my school partner use Google Docs for our school reports so we can write in the same document at the same time. Works fine. We normally download the report as a PDF and hand it in. Today when ...
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Users are not notified by email about a new document

I have already shared a folder in Google docs across multiple users. I create additional docs under the shared folder. But the shared users don't get an email notification unless we add them again as ...
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How to remove all collaborators under a certain folder

We have several folders / files under Google docs. folderA contains [fileA1, fileA2, fileA3] folderB contains [fileB1, fileB2] Currently we have several collaborators for different files under ...
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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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In Google Drive, how to search something in a Spreadsheet while using Android Tablet? [closed]

I have a 1000 rows Google Spreadsheet in my Google Drive and using the Google Drive app on my Nexus tablet. I can't perform a search or use Ctrl+F option. Any ideas or alternative ways to achieve ...
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How do I migrate Google Drive from 'Google Apps for Business' account to a personal Google Drive account

I want to migrate Google Drive from a 'Google Apps for Business' account to a personal Google Drive account, as my company has decided to move to office365+sharepoint, and close down the Google Apps ...
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Is there any way to link to a Google Presentation and if using iOS have it open in Google Drive app?

We have some sites that want link to various presentation's, idealy our staff should click on a link and be able to present it. We have linked to the presentation but it opens in the mobile web view. ...
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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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Applying new custom heading styles to Google Drive documents

How do I apply newly changed heading styles to selected (or at least one at a time) existing documents?
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How can Google Docs and markdown play nice?

I love Google Docs. I write notes, essays, correspondences, invoices, journal entries, business ideas, planning documents- everything on there. I also love the markdown format. I'm a programmer so ...
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copy google document table of contents links into google spreadsheet cells

I have a large google document where each table of contents item links to the header of a food recipe further down in the document. How do I copy each TOC link+title into cells in a google ...
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Google Sites: File upload to Google Drive

I would like to use Google Sites to create a web site, where users can upload files. These uploaded files are stored at Google Drive, and data about the file is stored in a Google spreadsheet. Are ...
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Is there a way for me to effectively back up my Google Drive contents locally?

Is there is a way for me to copy/back up me Google Drive contents to my local machine? Ideally, the solution would have these features (in order of priority): Runs on Linux in a headless ...
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Copy image from Google Doc to Google Doc

I have two Google docs. In one I have an image. I want to copy that image to the other Google doc. I know it sounds surprising and ridiculous, but I have no problem copy and pasting from word or ...
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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 does Google Drive handle a name conflict when you copy or move a file?

If I is the web interface in Google Docs to copy MyFile.txt into a G Folder that already has MyFile.txt what happens in these scenarios? The file contents are the same The file contents are ...
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Does Google Drive upload the entire file or only the delta for a minor change?

I have a big PDF file (about 50 MB) on my PC which is associated with Google Drive. If i make some changes to the file by adding some highlighting and notes, does Google Drive upload the entire 50 MB ...
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How can I compare my local folder to the Google Drive Copy?

I'm having wierd stuff happen where my local copy of my Google Drive folders seems out of sync (despite Gdrive saying it's sync'd) for example, the folder names are different. And changing one doesn't ...