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What are the differences between Office Web Apps and Google Docs?

It's unclear to me what the difference is between Microsoft's Office Web Apps and Google Docs. Are they at all similar - or is it just marketing hype from Microsoft. How would I decide which to use ...
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Google Drive storage mismatch

I have a paid 100GB Google Drive plan. It is reporting that I am at 99% capacity. According to the the storage both within the desktop and web application, I have used 90.53GB within Drive. My ...
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Prevent people from downloading / copying / making a copy of data in Google doc

Is there a way to share a Google Document in view-only mode with someone but prevent them from downloading it, copying and pasting the data, printing it, or going to File > Make a copy? I ...
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Editing Microsoft Word Documents in Google Drive

So, I installed "Google Drive for PC" and created an MS Word Doc in the drive folder. I understand that I can edit this word doc from any PC where I have set up and synced my docs using "Google Drive ...
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Adding my free Google Drive storage to my Gmail storage

I am running out of storage in my gmail account. However, I have 5GB of free space on my Google Drive. Is there a way I can store some of my emails (not only their attachments, but the complete email) ...
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How to view or edit Google Spreadsheet offline?

I have followed the instructions to setup Offline mode access to Google Drive and it worked well. Surprisingly Google Spreadsheets do not open on offline mode, giving an "internal error", however can ...
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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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Why is “access denied” to multisheet charts in published Google docs?

I can successfully include a chart based on a single sheet, but as soon as I combine ranges from multiple sheets, I get an access denied error. Example spreadsheet Published spreadsheet What am I ...
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Can I move/copy emails from Gmail to Google Docs?

I want to share some of my emails with my colleagues. I thought it could be done via Google Docs. It would be also kind of backup if this could be done. We are on Google Apps. Can I automatically ...
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share certain columns

I have a form that gets filled. This obviously goes into Google Spreadsheets. I want a summery of this information to be publicly viewed. Kind of like the summery page in sheets but I want only ...
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Is it possible to see the owner of a public Google Doc?

If I create a public Google Doc that anyone can edit who has the URL, will my google id or name or anything else be publicly viewable? I tried it and I didn't see anything about the owner in another ...
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Is there any way to play MP3 files in Google docs

I have uploaded MP3 files in my google Docs. Can I play them there? Because they allow video files so I was thinking if they allow streaming mp3 files as well. If not, is there any way that I can ...
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How do I reference existing formulas from custom formulas in Google Spreadsheet Scripts?

I want something essentially like this: function contains(arg1, arg2) { return NOT(ISERROR(search(arg1, arg2))); } But NOT and ISERROR are undefined even though using =ISERROR(...) works in the ...
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How can I create a formula in Google Docs that uses a date format

How do I subtract days from a cell that has dates? For example, what's a formula that will take 3/2/2011 and return this value 2/28/2011? Is this possible in Google Docs? Thanks.
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In Google Docs Spreadsheet in List View, can you add rows to the bottom instead of the top?

I've been using the Google Docs Spreadsheet in List View (View->List View on the menubar) as I have a fixed number of columns in my spreadsheet. I'd like to add new rows to the end of the List ...
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Can you link directly to a new copy of a Google Doc or Spreadsheet?

Is it possible to craft a URL (or bookmarklet) so that when clicked it opens a fresh "copy" of an existing Google doc or spreadsheet? Apparently it used to be possible by appending &newcopy=true ...
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Count the number of words in a string in Google Spreadsheet

I have a simple Google spreadsheet with a number of text strings. I just want the number of words contained in each cell. Is there an in-build Google spreadsheet function I may use?
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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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Replace Gmail attachments with Dropbox/Google Drive download link

Is there any service, extension or webapp that scans all my incoming and existing email and uploads all attachments within the emails to Dropbox or Google Drive? This would allow for smaller inboxes ...
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How can I take the HTML/data from a Google Document and restyle it with CSS?

I have a list in a Google Document that I would like to restlye with CSS. Unfortunately Google Docs no longer allows using CSS/HTML styling within the app itself. What would I need to do to get ...
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How to enable Google Drive access for selective set of users

How to enable Google Drive access for selective set of users, so that they can use the Drive software on their machines to organize data. Rest of the users should just have web access alone.
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Wrong Google Drive Account

I have the wrong Google Drive account linked to my Trello; how do I correct this? The email address I use to login is the correct email for Google Drive, but the files are not showing when I want to ...
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One file, multiple folders, via Google Drive on PC

This question tells how to use the Google Drive web interface to place one file in multiple folders. Is there a way to achieve that effect by manipulating the files in a Google-Drive-synchronized ...
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Is it possible to prove that a document was shared at a given time?

If I look at my Google drive, I can see all the documents I have access to in the "Activity" section. If someone shares a document with me I can see when someone last made changes to the doc. ...
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Google Docs / Drive: Why are some Greek symbols not properly displayed?

My friend shared with me a Google document. This document includes some Greek symbols like tao, lambda, omega, sigma, etc. But I can't see these symbols! I also tried to search symbols by the menu ...
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Edit files with Google Docs but store them locally in home folder

How can I use Google Docs/Drive to be able to work on and edit files using the app but have the files stored on and accessed from my local machine? I see many many benefits to Google Docs - the ...
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Single mandatory question with multiple “I accept condition X” (checkboxes?) in a Google Docs Form?

I have a form with several fields (name, a URL, etc.) that's part of an approval request process. I'd like to have a question with several checkboxes which all must be checked before a form can be ...
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How do I specify the title of a scatter plot made in Google Tables?

Users can now make "tables" in Google Drive by going to Create -> More -> Table (beta). I uploaded my own data (tsv) and then made a scatter plot by going to Visualize -> Scatter. How do I add a ...
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Google Apps Scripts API for Google Docs Table

If we take a look at Google Apps Script we can see API related to just about everything except Google Docs Fusion Tables that are supposed to be some sort of lightweight database tables. Can anybody ...
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Storing photos and videos privately with Google

I am interested in purchasing extra Google storage to use in storing mainly photos and videos. Is it possible to keep everything I store private with Picasa or Google Docs?
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Why in Google products like Docs or Talk, my username listed instead of the full name?

For example in Google Docs others see me like this: Same in Gmail Chat, my friends see my username in the list, instead of my name. I've checked my account settings, and the profile, all seems to ...
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How to ensure that the owner of a Google Doc does not remove the document?

I often use Google Docs for collaboration with a range of parties. My question is therefore regarding information safety. In the cases where I am not the owner of a document, how can I ensure that the ...
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Automatically changing text to hyperlinks in Google Docs

Is it possible to set up auto-correct in Google Docs so that it will automatically change a word to a hyperlink to said word? For example, I type: facebook What I want is for the word to then ...
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How do I search for keywords in Google Docs, and see the results with context?

I have many documents stored on Google Docs as text or spreadsheets. In many of them I put little "todo: something notes" I would like to search though them and see a list somewhere Is that ...
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Keep formatting of text when pasting text from Google Docs to MailChimp

Is there a way of keeping the formatting of text when pasting text from Google Docs to MailChimp? This is just for bold and italic formatting.
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Make 'All Items' my default location in Google Docs

I'd like to make 'All Items' my default location when I load up Google Docs instead of 'Home'. Clicking to remove the 'Home' label or having to navigate to 'All Items' every single time I want to ...
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Need a free web application in order to organize a local library [closed]

I need a free web application in order to organize a local book library. I mean paper books, not e-books. We used YouTrack for that purpose before, but it doesn't fit our needs because: Free version ...
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Using Google Docs in full screen mode without using file menu

How can I reach the full screen mode of Google Documents without clicking View->Full Screen? Is there a different URL perhaps that I can use or any other methods to get Google Docs to show the ...
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I had a shared Google Doc but the person who shared it deleted their account and the doc is gone, is there way to get it back?

When the account was deleted all documents they shared with me(months of work) disappeared.
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How to extract info from the subject line and add to Google Spreadsheet?

I'd like to be able to extract tasks from the subject line of an email in Gmail (using some sort of custom syntax) and then insert the task as a row in a shared Google Spreadsheet. Currently the ...
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What would I use to write a formula only once and have it work on multiple sheets? Google Docs

I want to write a formula once in one sheet and have others call that formula and do calculation in their own sheet. I want to do this because calculations need to be done in 100 other sheets within ...
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How do I publish this survey created in Google Docs?

I have a student who created a Form in Google Docs using their Google Apps for Education account. For some reason, we are unable to send this published form so that others can take the survey. Why ...
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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 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 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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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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Permission to unshared document on Google Drive (Google Drive Security)

We've just had a very strange situation happen. A family member just sent my wife (an automated) email from Google asking permission to share a document we don't want to share with anyone else. We ...
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Why do my Google Drive's equations look bad?

For some reason when I use Google Drive's equation feature, the font that it uses for the equations is....not optimal. It looks really light and just isn't the normal math LaTeX font that I'm used to. ...
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How to cancel Google Fusion Table importing data?

I have a document created using Google Fusion Table and when I tried to import an 8 kb csv file (File → Import More Rows), the document freezes at "0% importing", as shown below: I can no ...
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Cannot copy text from PDF generated with Google Docs?

I exported my document on PDF from Google Drive on the Web. When I try to Copy/Paste my content, I get this : 􏰁􏰂􏰃􏰄􏰂􏰅􏰆􏰇􏰈􏰀􏰉􏰊􏰇􏰋􏰆􏰌􏰀􏰆􏰊􏰀􏰍􏰄􏰎􏰆􏰏􏰐􏰑􏰑􏰆􏰒􏰆􏰂􏰊􏰀 Please do you have ...