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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 Drive?

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How to view orphans in Google Drive

Assume someone shares a folder with me, he remains the owner of the folder. Then I put some (many) files into this folder, of which I am and remain the owner. Then that someone revokes my access to ...
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What happens when you no longer pay for your Google storage?

Suppose you pay $5 every month for 100GB and you fill it with stuff. What happens if you don't pay after a while? Will Google hold your stuff hostage until you pay or will they erase it?
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Downloading multiple individual files from Google Drive?

I quite often download multiple files from Google Drive at the same time. However, when I do this, it seems to force me to bundle them in a one .zip file, and download them together, which means I ...
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How to disable highlighting commented text in Google Docs?

Any time you add a comment in Google Docs (Google Drive), the text selected becomes highlighted: If you don't select any text, you either will not be able to leave a comment or the nearest word ...
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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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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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Hide spelling and grammar error in Google Drive document

I am using Google Drive to create and edit a new document. How can I hide spelling and grammar errors in that document? I.e make the red lines below my words disappear
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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. Is there an easy way to do it (I'm using Chrome)?
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How can I download a huge folder from google drive?

I have a folder shared with me on google drive that is much larger than 2 GB. When I try to download it, drive zips the folder, but stops when the file size of the zip archive is larger than 2GB. How ...
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How can I quickly load Google documents?

I have some larger (~30-100 pages) Google documents that I access many times per day. Currently, the one that's about 100 pages long takes roughly 30 seconds to load, despite having very few images. ...
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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 Drive low bandwidth or basic HTML view or mobile view in desktop

I am using my smartphone as a wi-fi hotspot and have GPRS/2G/3G (selected according to location) to which my computer system connects for Internet access. Usually the speed is low, like 12 Kbytes/sec. ...
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Specify Exact Size in Google Docs

Is it possible to set an exact document size in Google Docs? I am specifically using Google Drawing. I cannot find any options or ways to do this.
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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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Google extra storage - Buying for more than one year

Is it possible to buy gmail extra storage for more than one year at once?
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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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Undo view Google Photos in Google Drive?

When I went to my photos in Google Drive, a popup appeared asking if I want to be able to view my photos in Google Drive. I selected "Yes". How do I reverse this change?
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Freeze columns in Google Sheets for multiple users

Is there any way for multiple users working on a Google Docs spreadsheet to freeze columns and rows the same way filter view works?
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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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See all shared items in Google Drive

In Dropbox there is a place you can see all the shared items in your account (ie. all the items you have granted others access to). Is there a similar feature in Google Drive ?
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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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Change the background color of selected text in Google Docs to increase readability

How can I override or change the background color of text selected in Google Docs? It is difficult for me to see the difference and I would like to increase the contrast or difference. After Google ...
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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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Google Drive or Google Photos: get a view count of my shared folders or files

How can I know how many people accessed a folder or file on Google Drive or Google Photos that I shared with a link?
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Create unsyncable (online only) Google Drive folder

I created a folder in Google Drive, which synced to all my devices. Then I decided to make it Online Only. Instead of going into each device → preferences → unchecking this folder from the sync list, ...
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What can break the relationship between the onFormSubmit function and a spreadsheet that is attached to a google form?

I had a working Google form, Google spreadsheet, and GAS script which would be called when the form was submitted. It worked fine until the did (one?) of the following things: Cleared out the ...
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Google Drive files not showing in Gmail search results

Since today, I don't know why because I didn't change anything, if I search for something in Gmail I only get emails as the search results, my Google Drive files are not showing in the search results, ...
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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 batch copy folders+files from others' share to my Google Drive?

Someone shared a batch of folders and files to me. The total number and size is quite large and I want to avoid download all of them and upload back to my Google Drive. I have tried checking multiple ...
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Filter Google Drive docs that are Shared with Me, but not Moved to My Drive

In Google Drive, is there a way to list only those files which have been Shared with Me, but which I have not Moved to My Drive ? I would like to be able to easily distinguish those files so that I ...
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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?
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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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Connecting to Google Drive using Draw.io

When I open draw.io, it does not connect to my Google Drive, and when I click on the button Connect to Google Drive, a pop-up window appears for a fraction of a second and then disappears. The result ...
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Translating a document in Google Drive

I'm trying to translate a spreadsheet I've uploaded to Drive and converted to a Sheet. However there is no "Translate" option for me in the Tools menu, as per this article: http://support.google.com/...
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Transfer photos from Flickr to Google Drive

Do you know a way to transfer my photos from Flickr to Google Drive without downloaded all the data on my computer. May be using a Web Service which can do it ? Thanks
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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 ...
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Copy image from Google Docs spreadsheet to Google Docs document

There's an image in a Google Docs presentation that I would like to insert into a Google Docs document. How can I transfer the image from the presentation to the document? I can right-click on the ...