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Getting all files' file-id from a folder in Google Drive

I've a folder in my Google Drive and would like to get the file id of all the files against their file name in a spreadsheet. Currently I have to open all the files in the folder individually and ...
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How do I download all Google Docs in a folder as PDF?

I have a Google Drive filled with Docs, Slides, and Sheets. The new Google Drive interface no longer supports choosing the file format for bulk downloads, and just gives me a bunch of useless ...
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Re-enable Google Drive results for Gmail searches in Google Apps for Business

Google Drive documents results used to be shown below Gmail search results. That option was a labs enabled tool where when you searched Gmail you would see matching Google Drive documents below the ...
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How do I email collaborators on a folder or Word document in the New Google Drive?

Google's newest version of Drive doesn't allow anymore to "email collaborators" except on files that are part of the Google Apps suite. Here's a use-case: I have a Word document I share with my ...
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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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Download or Forward a PDF from Google Drive iPhone app

How do I forward or download a PDF from the Google Drive iPhone application?
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Refuse to be owner of a Google Drive document

Sometimes I get email notifications that a friend has shared a document with me. But I don't want to be part owner. How can I refuse to be the document's owner? Can I refuse when someone is trying to ...
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Request for somebody to comment on a section of a Google Docs document?

How can I request for one of the people with access to a Google Docs document to comment on a specific section of it? Can a section be tagged as "request for comments" towards a specific user of that ...
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Is there any way to transfer files from internet website to Google Docs directly?

Suppose I have the file www.abc.com/temp.zip. Can I directly transfer it to Google Docs without downloading to the computer first?
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How can I create a google document in a folder? [closed]

I organize my Google docs into folders. When I want to create a new document in a folder, I have to: create the document save it go back to view all click the check box for that file click Folders ...
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Restore an entire Google Drive folder

My father-in-law got his computer hi-jacked by Locky Virus Ransomware. Luckily some of his photos are backed-up in Google Photos. Is there any way to restore an entire folder or a batch of files to a ...
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Renew Google Drive share link

In our company we have some files on Google Drive which I share with different people using a share link. Company policy dictates that shares, passwords,... need to be changed regularly to decline ...
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Uploading a Google Doc to Google Drive makes file unreadable on Drive website

I have files in my computer (Mac OSX 10.10) that were originally created on Google Drive. For example, testing123.gdoc. The file is in my computer because I had it synced with Google Drive via the ...
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Google Docs use multiple accounts without signing out

I have 4 four Google accounts and in two of them I use docs regularly. But I can't switch accounts in Google Docs (in drive I can): as you can see all other accounts are disabled. On some pages it ...
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Why does Google Docs still ask me for permission when people try to view my doc?

I created a doc that I want anyone with a link to see. Here are the settings I used: I gave that link to people on my site. For some reason, every week, I get emails from Google Docs saying that ...
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Duplicates files in Google Drive

I recently put all my files in Google Drive on my desktop and my laptop. When I started syncing files, i found out there was twice as much data as it was before only to see all folders being ...
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Nested tables in Google Docs

Since there is no option to merge table cells in Google docs, creating a new table inside a cell could be a possible work around for this. When I insert a table inside a table cell, blank lines are ...
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How can I appear as an “anonymous animal” on Google Drive?

How do you change your title to an anonymous animal on shared Google Drive documents? I'm currently in a college class of about 150 and I'm the only person doesn't seem to know how to make ...
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How to change default tab-indentation width?

Is there a way to change default width of indentation when pressing Tab key? I know about the thing on top of the page where I can change them manually, but is there a way to change the width for all ...
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Private templates in Google Drive

In Google Drive you can right-click on a document and hit "submit to template gallery" when you go through to there you can submit your template, but that makes it public on the web so any one can ...
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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 ...
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Forcing Google Docs to display the desktop version

I have to change my user agent to "iPhone" so that I can get connected to the internet through my smartphone. The problem is that I can get the desktop versions of many sites even the Google Docs ...
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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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Why is superscript not working properly in a table cell in Google Docs?

The following screenshot is from a cell in a table in Google Docs. The "th" next to the 9 is supposedly in superscript, but is not actually ascending. It works normally if it's not in a table. Why ...
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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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Using the Google Documents equation editor, how can I enter the binomial coefficient?

It does not appear that you can enter the binomial coefficient or the choose-function of combinatorics. I'm trying to use the parenthesis in the third drop-down menu in the equation editor, but they ...
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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 this,...
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Can't download/export a large Google Docs document as PDF (what are the limits on Google Drive?)

TL;DR I have a very large Google Docs document which can not be exported to PDF*, but I can download it in all the other supported formats, which unfortunately do not fit my needs. What are the ...
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How do I hotlink a large file in Google Drive?

I want to have a large file accessible from Heroku for processing which will go a lot faster if it runs on Heroku than locally. I shared the file and got the link https://drive.google.com/file/d/...
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How can I see hidden files in Google Drive?

Some Android apps use my Google Drive account to backup their data. However, I am not able to see any files. I want to see and download a copy of the backup data. Are these files hidden? How can I ...
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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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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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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 do I move a folder I created in my drive to ONLY a shared folder?

I have a large amount of folders that I created in My Drive, however these are also organized in another shared folder. I no longer need these folders in My Drive specifically as long as I can find ...
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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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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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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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Google Drive: Editing docx at the same time

I'm new to Google Drive and I've also used the built in editors to create documents and spreadsheets. For school, I've created a folder for one subject, where I'll have to work with 2 other guys from ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there a way for me to effectively automate a back up of my Google Drive contents locally, using a CLI tool?

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 OS X/Linux in a headless (CLI/...
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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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See all shared Google Drive items from a specific user

Is there any way to see all publicly shared Google Drive items/documents from a specific Google user?
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Is it possible to see the date/time for a Google Drive folder for the most recent add/modify/delete time/date of something within it?

Is it possible to see the date/time of the item that was most recently changed within a Google Drive folder, without having to find that item within the folder first? When browsing Google Drive in a ...
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Is there a way to generate number of days in a month in Google Docs Spreadsheet?

The title kind of says it all but just to give you the use case, I have a spreadsheet where I track monthly ad revenue and want to end up with a daily revenue column. Here's a simplified example of ...