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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 Docs document access monitoring

Can the owner of a public document on Google Drive see whether a signed-in user previewed opened, downloaded, etc. his document? I have been given a link to a (read-only) document, and I'm wondering ...
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Parsing timestamp in Google spreadsheet with script

I have a spreadsheet with a form that timestamps every time the form is submitted. I'm writing a script to change the background color of the timestamped cell if it is more than 7 minutes after a ...
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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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Is there a way for me to effectively back up my Google Drive contents locally?

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 Linux in a headless ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 to use full screen width in Google Docs

How can I use the full screen width in Google Docs? Since the latest revision, it appears that a fixed-width display is all that's available. If I'm not printing, I have no reason to see a paper-size ...
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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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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?
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How can I save links to Google Drive?

Is there a way to save and share webpage links? For example, http://www.example.com. How can I save that webpage link to a folder and be able to share that link with others?
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How do I log access to folders in Google Drive?

I'd like to share a folder with someone outside of my domain and have a log of when they download any content from that folder. Is this something that could be done with a Google Apps script? E.g. I ...
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How do I disable Google Spreadsheet comment notifications?

I've got a shared document with a co-worker and they're adding comments. The system keeps sending me emails with every comment she adds and it's rather tiresome. Google Support says there should be a ...
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How do you share a google doc you have created by putting it into a folder shared with you?

I'm pretty new with all this stuff. A folder with a bunch of work was shared with me. Call it CSC. I had made a spreadsheet, call it hours, how do I put it into the CSC folder and make it shared with ...
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Google Drive (Docs): How insert special characters by shortcuts

I could do it some time ago, but after the interface change I'm not able. Is it possible to insert the special characters by some keyboard shortcuts?
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Not reveal indentity when sharing documents to the public by Google document and by Dropbox

I would like to share some documents to the public by Google document and by Dropbox, so that the public can view the documents without downloading them, but without my identity being revealed. I ...
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Google Docs - Keyboard shortcut to correct a misspelled word?

In Google Docs, if a misspelled word is present in a document, a red underline is displayed under that word, as is typical in text-composition applications. When the caret (insertion point) is ...
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Can GoogleDocs be used as a csv file viewer?

Suppose that, while browsing, one comes across a hyperlink to a CSV file. Clicking on it should bring up a Save-File dialog, to download the file. I often proceed to upload the file to my GoogleDocs ...
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How to transfer a collection in Google Docs to a Google Apps account?

Can I transfer a collection of docs from a private Google Docs account into a Google Apps account?
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Download button Google Drive sync-application

I have access to Google Drive. But the download button to download the sync application is not available for me.
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How to put the name of a cell into another cell in Google Spreadsheet

In Google Docs Spreadsheet, is there a simpler way to put the name of a cell reference into another cell than this? =concatenate(char(code("A")+COLUMN(D3)-1),row(D3))
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Hyperlinks in Google spreadsheet docs

In Google spreadsheets, it is possible to add a hyperlink to a cell as: =hyperlink("www.google.com";"search the web") This will show the text search the web which will hyperlink to Google. ...
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Ctrl + F not working for browser page search when using Google Docs

When I do Ctrl+F in Google Docs, it shows the "document find view". What I would like is the "browser find view" when in Google Chrome. What keys do I need to press to do a browser Ctrl+F in Google ...
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Parse incoming email for key information in Gmail

I get sales notifications via email (Gmail) and I would like a way to parse these incoming emails for key information (purchase id, customer name, email, etc) and then import that into a Google Docs ...
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Can I add a search box that will open a new page on some 3rd party site to Google Docs?

I'm trying to make a document/spreadsheet containing a few resources I regularly use and perform searches in. Can I create something I can perform searches directly from a document that will open up ...
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Web docs that can be edited from iPhone

I love Google Docs but I can't edit documents from my iPhone. Can someone recommend a document editor that I can use to edit cloud hosted documents from my iPhone and a PC?
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Importing Google Docs documents in Google code project

I am hosting projects in Google code. I have some documents (Specs, Requirements, etc.) in Google docs as documents and spreadsheets. I need to link these documents as Downloads or Wikis in Google ...
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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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How do you view only files shared with you for a certain project In Google Drive?

I'm working on a particular project with two other people and whenever I go to "shared with me" it shows everything that was ever shared with me, which is quite a lot. Only individuals have been ...
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Math cases on Google Drive

How can I write math equations with multiple cases on Google Drive. I can't get the code below to work. This is how I would create it in LaTeX. \begin{cases} 0 & n = 0\\ 1 ...
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Google spreadsheet column to have same function throughout column

I have three columns. Two columns have values in them. In the third column I want to have each row be a percentage of the other two values in that row (ex. =N2/L2). How can I have this third column ...
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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 ...