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Benefits of using Google Drive client over manual package upload

I am using Google Drive for backup. I 7zip my work and upload to Drive via Web interface. I keep multiple 7zip files like DesktopApps.7z, WebApps.7z, Documents.7z, etc. What are the benefits of having ...
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How to edit existing .docx in Google Docs without losing columns

I have an existing .docx file in Google Drive that is formatted with columns (not a table with columns, but just multiple page columns). When I open it in a Google Docs editor, the columns disappear ...
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Google storage is out of space

I deleted all my photos from Google+ Photo, but it still don't show space is free. I also deleted all from my recycle bin in Google Drive, GMail and Photos recycle. How can I to fix this issue? May ...
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Avoid Download and Upload in Google Drive to Share when I am not owner

I have been shared a folder by my client and I am not the owner of the folder. I know that sharing this folder is not possible, however presently I am forced to download the folder and upload it ...
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Google Drive: download folder as zip

Is it possible to download a Google Drive folder as a zip? I've seen that this is possible in Google Plus. How can I do this?
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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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Does GDrive search use Optical Character Recognition?

Evernote can find and identify text inside images that are uploaded. It even reads handwriting. Does GDrive do any of this? Note: I'm not asking about the GDrive OCR feature that converts images ...
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How to force a file with a different extension to preview as a text file in Google Drive

I added a Python (py) file in Google Drive. I cannot preview it (but the main trouble is that Google won't search in it) even if it is a UTF8 text file. I can add it with the txt extension, but I ...
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How can I sync new content in Google Drive folder, but keep existing content off disk?

I want to sync a folder in Google Drive to my system, but only the folder, so it becomes sort of a drag-drop to my Google Drive. I want the content to be removed from my local HD when the sync is ...
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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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Is there a way to have Google Docs overwrite the original document when it saves, rather than create a new one every time?

I just started using Google Docs yesterday and have discovered something quite frustrating. Anytime I go to make changes to an uploaded document, it saves the changes as a "new" document, it seems? ...
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Creating/Editing Existing Documents

A document was shared with me, enabling me to edit it. However, whenever I open it, it only lets me view it, and anytime I try to open the "Open with Google Docs" tab, it acts as if I never pressed ...
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Why can't new group members see a folder that I have shared with the group?

I have a folder that I am sharing with a Google Apps group - marketing@acme.org When a new user joins the group, I add him in the Google Apps admin panel groups section, I then expect the user to ...
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Start new line automatically when otherwise content would overflow cell [duplicate]

I don't know when Google changed the version of Spreadsheets. Right now when the cell's text is longer than the cell width the display of this line is no longer what it used to be. I want the display ...
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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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How to effectively manage Google+ storage usage for images and videos?

Google Drive storage also includes Google Docs, Gmail, Picasa web images, and Google+ image backup. All of which have a total of 15 GB of storage. My storage shot up to 99% and I can't seem to reduce ...
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Google Docs links don't work when embedded in Google Site as iframe

I'm attempting to embed the "published to web" version of a Google doc as an iFrame inside a Google Sites page. My goal is for it to be "seamless" (i.e., the site's page viewer doesn't even know the ...
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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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How to track viewership in Google Docs?

Using Google Docs, how can I track how many views my shared documents receive ? Say, I share it with 5 collaborators, how do I know if the document has really been viewed, if so how many times ? ...
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Why can't I see the offline option in Google Drive on my Chromebook?

The help section says to go to settings but all I see is an option for language, nothing for sync or “offline.”
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When uploading a file to Google Drive must you stay on the page?

When uploading to Google Drive must one leave the web page open that is doing the upload? I tested and navigated away from the page and when I came back, even though the upload was around 90%, it ...
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Google Forms - Checkboxes - Edit Option

I've got a google form with a checkboxes question: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ngHnWZlyZQ3RirL7X4rHj8_x9gLa_CvVyPiyLkUmQls/viewform I edited an option (to clarify it), and now the number of ...
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Responses missing in Google Forms under the 'Checkbox - Other' question

I have a Google Form with a checkbox question and I can see from the responses summary that two respondents have ticked 'Other'. But, I can't see what they have typed, even in the responses ...
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How do I change Google Docs default quotation symbols

Default quotation symbols in Google Docs are curly ones “”. I would like to use command line quotes like "". I can't find any solution except : Insert -> Special Characters -> Punctuation -> ...
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How can I exclude a specific folder from Google Drive search results?

I want to search for let's say *.doc from all my files in Google Drive but I want to exclude results from a certain folder let's say old docs. What do I type in?
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Can I use the 15GB space offered free in Google Drive to host a website? If yes then how? [duplicate]

I am a newbie to all this. And am currently planning as well as learning to make a dynamic site.. Can I host site on the free space offered in Google Drive?
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If Google Drive doesn't count Google Documents against storage space, can other formats be embedded or transferred to Google Docs?

According to this Google Docs (Google documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, etc.) don't count towards storage used on Google Drive. Does this mean if you copy and past an image or video ...
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How to search based on part of file name in Google Drive

I'd like to be able to find all files in my Google drive that contain the string "_INSTRUCTION_" in the file name. Is there a way to do this? EDIT 1: When I search for "RMA2013", I should get a ...
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How do you automatically align incoming form responses in Google Sheets?

I like to have each of my form responses aligned in the center of their cells. However when I submit any new information through Google Forms, they are always automatically aligned to the left, and so ...
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Separate docs in Google Drive

How can I separate documents which are emailed to me into separate files on Google Drive? Before I stated using Google Drive I could simply click on a doc and it would highlight blue then I could ...
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How do I transfer documents from Google Apps to another Google Account outside of that organization?

I have a Google Apps account as part of my school, but I'm going to be graduating shortly. I want to transfer ownership of my documents to my personal Google Drive account. However, when I do so from ...
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How do I move a Google Spreadsheet document from one Google account to another?

I created a moderately complex Google Spreadsheet document in my personal account, which become popular amongst my colleagues and is now officially adopted by our team. Therefore, it would make sense ...
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Songs Incorrectly Added to Multiple Google Play Music Albums

Sometimes when I have added one of my ripped CD's tracks to Google Play Music, the tracks incorrectly/annoyingly show up in multiple GPM albums. For example, I ripped my copy of Hank Williams, Jr.'s ...
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Can I make a sheet private in a Google Drive spreadsheet?

I have a Google Drive spreadsheet with multiple sheets. The first sheet pulls data from all the other sheets. I need to share the first sheet with all users. But I only want to share the rest of the ...
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Download files from Google Presentations

I am working with Google Presentations with my students. I'd like to offer them the option to download other documents (Excel, PDF, etc) from my Google Drive connected with my Presentations, using a ...
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Navigate to last file in a folder on Google Drive

My folder on Google Docs drive has over 4000 files. How do I navigate QUICKLY to the end of the folder? Presently I have to scroll and scroll and scroll and I have never gotten to the end of the files ...
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I shared a folder on Google Drive to another user with Edit rights. He can see it but, but why can't he upload a file?

He can see the share folder. But there is no menu on the left of his drive webpage. So he can't add, create, remove anything. Just view. How come?
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Select words that are not adjacent in Google Docs?

Is there a way to select words that are not all together like you can with the Ctrl key in Word? Sorry if this is obvious, but I haven't been able to find an answer elsewhere.
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When updating a Google Drive Drawing on desktop web app, does iOS version update automatically?

I've done a markup in Google Drive drawings on my computer in the browser. I'm talking to someone on the phone while they are looking at the drawing on their iOS device, do the drawings live update, ...
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How to make “Upload new revision” default behaviour in Google Drive

Is it possible to make it the default behaviour that when I drag & drop or upload a file into a folder, using the Google Drive web client, that it automatically treats the file as a new revision ...
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How to calculate average screen reso. based on number of visitors using a spreadsheet?

I want to find out what the average screen resolution is for visitors to my website – or rather, what is the average width and the average height in pixels. To qualify what I mean by "average" – and ...
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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 to enable duplicating questions in Google form by the user who is filling it

I have a Google form with two parts. The first part is personal details (name, phone etc.). The second part is other information from the users. For my real needs, each part contains several ...
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Anonymously upload to my Google Drive

I work remotely on camera systems and sometimes I have to backup some footage to cloud storage. Up to this point I've been signing into my Google Drive and uploading the files there for me to download ...
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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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“You've reached the bandwidth limit for viewing or downloading files that aren't in Google Docs format. Please try again later.”

I just got this message from google docs: You've reached the bandwidth limit for viewing or downloading files that aren't in Google Docs format. Please try again later. You can also try to ...
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How to create an em dash in Google Drive (Google Docs)?

In most word processing applications, entering 2 sequential dashes is enough to create an em dash. Not in Google Docs. It'd be nice if those two hyphens joined together — wouldn't it? (The ...
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Send an email with attachment using Google Apps Script [duplicate]

I have a Google Spreadsheet with a list of emails. I want to build a routine that send email automatically to those email addresses. I also want to attach a PDF to this email. The PDF file is located ...
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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 ...