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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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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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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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Editing LibreOffice .odt in Google Docs?

Is there any way to edit an .odt file directly in Google Docs which was created with LibreOffice Writer and uploaded to Google Drive whilst preserving the ODT format and not converting it to Google ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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In Google Drive, how do I search for files that I own and that I've shared?

I can't seem to figure out how to find the files that I've deiced to share with people. The Google Help page on the topic provides a few clues but the following query is not allowed: owner:me to:* ...
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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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Can we do a link between two Google Docs spreadsheets?

I want to make a link between two spreadsheets, like if I click on a code in a cell, it opens the spreadsheet which the code refers/links to.
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Using Google Docs to work with Europass CV

Is there any trick to make Google Docs get the correct layout of a Europass CV? I keep trying and trying but I cant get that to work well, all my tried go into something like this: and then:
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docx files in Google viewer [closed]

The documentation of Google viewers describe that it supports .docx files. But when I open a .docx file in the Google viewer nothing is displayed - see here I can't figure it out what the problem ...
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How to share Entire Google Drive—right click menu with “share” option on “My Drive” not available

I can right click a folder But not the entire drive Background For my employer, I want to share my entire Google Drive space provided by them. I want to be able to have a direct URL to my whole ...
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Uploading to Someone Else's Google Drive

I have a huge chunk of data on my hard disk which I'd like to give away to someone else. Unlike me, this other guy has a lot of available storage space on his Google Drive. Thus, uploading the data to ...
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How exactly does sharing work in Google Docs?

I have an Excel spreadsheet I made to track my own scores for an XBox game I play (TrialsHD, if you are curious). I've made it available to other players so they can track their own scores, but it ...
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On Google Drive, how do I download files?

So I was uploading to Google Drive, and I found the lack of a download button on the home page. Where is the download button?
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How does one create a Google doc directly in a folder?

I clicked on a Google doc folder and created a new Google doc. However, the Google doc is not automatically placed in the folder. How do I create a document and have it automatically belong to a ...
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Google Docs is altering my formatting, how can I avoid this?

I don't have a printer and I need a document printed. Thus, I've shared a very basic Google Docs document with someone who does have a printer. Over here the formatting looks fine. Tabs are correct, ...
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Embed a Google Spreadsheet in a forum post

I want to embed a Google Docs spreadsheet in a forum post so that it is easily viewed by people. The spreadsheet should be read-only in the embedded status. Any way to do it?
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Are Google documents URLs permanent?

I like using Google documents but I want to be able to tag my documents properly (without using a hierarchy structure) My plan is to create the documents in Google docs and then link to them in ...
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Google docs gets confused by my logins

I am logged in to both the company google docs' gmail as well as my private (normal) gmail simultaneously (i keep both tabs open in chrome all the time), which seems to work fine most of the time. ...
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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 delete a folder in Google Drive

I wanted to delete a folder in Google Drive and found myself figuring out how: no option to delete. See screen shot: The support site clearly states that it is possible, with the trash bin: support ...
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Google Drive and Multiple Users

I am not very familiar with Google Docs or Google Drive but started to look into it more and have two questions: Once a file is uploaded can others in my organization see the files and download ...
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Is there a Google Docs (or -spreadsheets) API to scroll the view?

If I want to scroll to a particular paragraph in Google Docs, or a particular cell in Google spreadsheets, is there a way to do that via Google Apps script?
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How do you convert older Google Docs to newest Document editor?

When you create new Text documents in Google Docs, you get the nice new Document Editor with chat and real time collaboration. How do you update older docs (from before the new editor was released) ...
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Google (Drive) Photos - remove non-auto awesome

So Google Drive is telling me I'm almost out of space for photos. I only use that storage so it can auto-awesome things. Is there a way to remove all photos not used for auto-awesome, to free up ...
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Google drive not allowing mass download?

When I tried to download 96 files out of my google drive, I got the message a system error occurred when exporting this document. This happens repeatedly in all browsers. I found a google support ...
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No option to import documents into Google Docs

How do I import document into Google Docs? I don't see an import option. Do I open the drive and drop it in? I am trying to follow these ACRA (Application Crash Report for Android) steps: Login ...
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Importing responses into a Google Docs Form (spreadsheet)

I have some Google Docs Forms and I would like to import legacy survery data into the responses spreadsheet, so as to benefit from the data presentation features (having the combined data set) but ...
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Is it possible to view by type in Google Docs?

I know I used to be able to view my docs by type (document, spreadsheet, presentation, et) but cannot figure out how to do that with the new look. Did google get rid of it?
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Specify a default document template in Google Docs

Is there any way in Google Docs to specify a default document template that all my new documents are based on? Like most of the metric world, I don't use the legal paper size. I also generally don't ...
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Is there a way to get an embed link for a Google Drawing?

I have a drawing in Google Docs Drawings, and I would like to embed a PNG/GIF of it in a web page, but I would like the embedded image to remain up to date with any changes made to the drawing. Is ...
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Is there a way to send a document to google docs instead of downloading it to your drive?

I want to send a document to google docs instead of downloading it to my pc and then uploading it to google docs. I'm using chrome, is there an easy way to do it?
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Can't filter a column to see all cells containing `@` in Google Spreadsheets

I'm trying to filter a column to show cells that contain @ (as in an email address) but when I put @ in the filter box it comes up with a blank. Any ideas? An example spreadsheet here. Here is ...
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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 do I prevent a specific Google Drive folder syncing to my computer?

Is there anyway to only keep pics on the cloud drive and not a copy on my computer?
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Mass importing documents into Google Doc

I'm looking for a way to import a lot of documents to Google Docs (not just uploading to drive). Is there some way to do this?