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Is there a way to link E-mails from Google Docs/Spreadsheets?

I'm trying to find a way to link to an e-mail from my Google Spreadsheet. We use our spreadsheet as a way to track bugs, issues, to-dos, and milestone timelines (we've tried other apps, this works ...
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Google Docs: Add a word to spell check?

I'm editing a document using Google Docs. I would like to add several words to the Spell Checker dictionary (e.g. 'Lasiewski' ;). This feature used to exist. However, I don't see a way how to do ...
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Is there a way to move attachments from Google Inbox to Google Drive?

In the new Google Inbox is there a way to Save to Drive (Google Drive) like there is in the original GMAIL? In GMAIL, there's this: In INBOX, I'm not seeing it: Anyone know if this feature just ...
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Can I see how many times my Google doc has been viewed?

I've recently posted a Google document on a forum and I'd like to know how many people saw and when. I could see how people were opening and closing the doc live, with those user icons popping up next ...
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Why does offline Drive fail to enable for my account?

I'm not able to enable offline drive in either the new or old Drive interface. In the new interface, I select "Offline" > "Sync..." > "Done", and when I open the dialogue again, my settings have have ...
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Transferring files across from restricted Google Drive account

I'm using Google Drive with my organisation account (i.e. x@y.com not x@gmail.com). I'm trying to transfer all my files to my personal account (x@gmail.com). However, when I go to share everything and ...
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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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How to copy links to Google Drive document

When I copy HTML to Google Drive, I lose the URLs in the text. Is that normal behavior? If so, how do I get around it to keep the URLs?
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How to get the “Save in Google Docs” Option when viewing an attachment?

Using Google Chrome on two computers, two google accounts. I can click "View" next to an attachment within an email, the document will show in a new Google Drive tab with an option to "Save to Google ...
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Bullets are missing when exporting PDF from Google Docs

When I export a file to PDF from Google Documents, the bullets are missing. Is this a bug? Is there anyway to fix it?
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Google Docs: Search By Publication Status

I would like to search my Google Docs for documents which I have published, but I don't see a way to search for or sort by this characteristic. This is different from documents which I have shared ...
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How to optimize images in Google Presentation?

Google Presentations allows you to crop and re-size imported images into a presentation, but the changes aren't permanent. Is it possible to make image changes permanent and therefore save filesize ...
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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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Can I restore a Google Drive folder structure to a previous state?

My partner messed up with Google Drive and we now have 17,000 files/folders at the same "level" of hierarchy in Drive (both desktop and online). I was wondering how I could "go back in time" in order ...
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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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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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How to embed pictures from Google Docs in new interface?

Previously it was possible to get rendered bitmap URL from Google doc picture. But now they created a new degraded interface where I can't find such an option. I can only "share" image, but I want to ...
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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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How to create custom Google Docs Form with a custom theme?

Google Docs Form offer a bunch of themes but I need to create custom one. I need my banner at the top of form- questionnaire. How can I do that?
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How can I give permissions to access Google Docs document for non-Google users?

Can I give viewing permissions for Google Docs documents to users with no Google account (for example with a Yahoo account)?
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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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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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Are there any good online Word Processor?

Are there any good online Word Processor that can compete with Microsoft Word and OpenOffice? I have tested Google Docs but it's quite limited and don't offer many features. Are there any good ...
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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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Possible to attach a file in Google Document in an email by Gmail

I was wondering if it is possible to attach a file already in my Google Document account to an email written in Gmail, without downloading it? If yes, how? Thanks!
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Link to view PDF version of a Google Doc

I think there used to be a way to link to the PDF version of a Google doc, but now I can only make a link that downloads the PDF instead of viewing it in the browser. Does anybody know if the old ...
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How can I upload files to Google Drive?

Before Google Docs became Google Drive, I could upload Word documents I wanted to edit, but now I seem unable to do it. Am I missing something, or is there really no way to upload files to Google ...
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Is Google Drive invitation only?

When I go to drive.google.com, I see information about this service and message: Your Google Drive is not ready yet with button Notify me. My question is: do I need to get an invitation from ...
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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 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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Can I have private files in public folders?

Google allows me to make the file private but I am not sure that making it private has effect.
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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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Using Google Docs with Trello

I use Trello to upload blog articles so my team can see them, and select who will edit which post. Instead of uploading Word files from various computers, is there a way we could use Google Docs and ...
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How to extend series of dates in Google Docs?

I can fill series of other types just like in MS Excel by extending column downwards, even if formula applied. But I can't extend series of dates. I succeeded few times, but usually I'm getting ...
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Create new folder in Google Docs with the new theme

So I got upgraded to the newest theme in Google Docs (where all of the items are in the center pane). I really like the folders, and I have had some setup before these improvements were added. Now, ...
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Is it possible to hide row numbers in a Google Documents spreadsheet?

When looking at a numbered list that starts at the number 1, the row numbers are potentially confusing. (Assuming one has row 1 as column heading labels, item 1 will be on row 2, item 2 on row 3, and ...
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Why does Google Drive delete files removed from the local computer?

I recently installed Google Drive in my Windows 8 Pro and there is a folder for Google Drive. When I put my files into this folder it got uploaded to Google Drive. When the uploads were completed, 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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“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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Why can't I view Google Docs documents with my Google Apps account?

When I try to view a public document (example found on the net) with my Google Apps account I get this screen: Clicking on the button will send an email to whoever created it, and then I have to ...
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How do I use Google Web Fonts for Google Documents?

A number of 2010 blog posts from Google seems to imply this is possible, but I can't seem to move fonts from Web Fonts to Google Documents. Is it even doable?
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Encryption for Google Documents

How can I encrypt the HTTP messages that implement the Google Documents web application? I am concerned about the security risk of editing and storing private documents on Google Documents.
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How can I remove myself as a viewer from a Google Docs document?

I was an editor of a private Google Docs spreadsheet, and the current owner of the spreadsheet is another person. I cannot remember if I could move the spreadsheet to the recycle bin, but I could edit ...
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How can I hotlink an mp3 in Google Drive with a URL ending in .mp3?

I would like to obtain a link to an mp3 hosted in Google Drive that has the format filename.mp3, so I can link to it from sites that provide in-line audio players when linking to mp3 files. I have ...
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Is there a way to download all Google docs?

I know that you can download a ZIP file of all Google Docs, but I have so many documents that the download fails and Google sends me an email with a list of errors about exceeding file size. What is ...
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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 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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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 do we set refresh-rate of Google Docs published document?

Hi all when I publish a Google Docs text file onto the web, it is set to update automatically every 5 minutes. I would like it to refresh itself more frequently. I was wondering is there anyway to ...
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Stop users from doing the same Google Docs survey twice

I'm using Google Docs to host a simple survey and I noticed that the same person can keep filling out the survey over and over again. How do I stop users from doing the survey more than once? Is it ...