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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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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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Can I have private files in public folders?

Google allows me to make the file private but I am not sure that making it private has effect.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pre fill a Google Spreadsheet Cell with todays date

I would like a certain cell of mine to display todays date when I starts a new row. Is it possible?
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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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How to upload a file into Google Docs, given a URL

I want to edit a web document that I see open in my browser. What can I do? I have discovered that I can use the viewer, like this: ...
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Applying new custom heading styles to Google Drive documents

How do I apply newly changed heading styles to selected (or at least one at a time) existing documents?
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Is there a link to launch Google Scratchpad instead of pop-up?

I installed Google's Scratchpad extension in Chrome. I'm wondering if there is a way to launch it within the main window. I hate the way it opens as a popup.
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Find all files in Google Drive where a user besides myself is an owner?

How can I find all files in Google Drive where a user besides myself is an owner? I'm an owner on all documents that I create, and whenever I share with someone, I usually give them at most "editor" ...
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Google Docs Viewer Not Working For Images

I am using Google docs viewer to display files online in my web application. I have problem with images and some other extensions. According to Google, I can open images with viewer. However, it fails ...
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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: ...
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Do I need to download Google drive if I'm only using Google docs (apps)?

I've been using Google docs for years. Nothing needed on my computer. Do I need to download Google drive on my Mac to continue use Google docs spreadsheets etc? Also on one of our computers ...
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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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Sharing Google Spreadsheet documents via a local network

I need to create a Google Spreadsheet and share it with a set of computers connected to each other via a local network. Those computers are not connected to the internet. Is it possible to share a ...
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How can I comment several dozen cells in a Google Spreadsheet using data from cells?

I want to turn some long-winded strings into comments on 9 sets of 96 cells so they're just visible on mouse-over. How can I do this without manually going to Insert Comment and copy-pasting 864 ...
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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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How do I link Google Docs to Trello?

I hear you can now link Google Docs to Trello and I was wondering how to go about this.
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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 escape a double-quote in a TSV file for import into a GoogleDocs spreadsheet?

How does one specify a cell to contain exactly one double-quote character in a TSV file so that it will be handled correctly when imported (as a spreadsheet) into GoogleDocs? (Note: when importing ...
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Do Google Doc Comments (Annotations/Discussion) work with non-Gmail email addresses?

I love the Google Doc Comments feature where you can direct a comment to a user. +them@Gmail.com, etc.) BUT it does not seem to work with non Gmail accounts (at least the info@mydomain.com and ...
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Create a questionnaire in Google Docs with an NA option

Is it possible to make a questionnaire in Google Docs like the example shown below? 3.1 Overall reactions to the system terrible wonderful ...
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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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Does Google Docs have these features?

I have used Google Docs for my documents. And I just knew Evernote which has some awesome features. Evernote is very nice. Especially I like the features. tagging (and it can be searched later) ...
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Google-Docs: indexing content of pdf files

Is the content of not converted pdf files stored in google docs indexed?
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Password protect Google Spreadsheet

Is there a way to secure a Google Spreadsheet in Google Docs?
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Custom footers in Google Docs

Is there a way to use custom footers per page in Google Docs? Due to legal requirements our document needs to have the revision number on each page. As the pages are updated the revision number for ...
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Can I make a sheet private in a Google Drive spreadsheet?

I have a Google Drive spreadsheet with multiple sheets. The first sheet pulls data from all the other sheets. I need to share the first sheet with all users. But I only want to share the rest of the ...
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What is the fastest way to use Google Spreadsheets by several users - from the same account or from different accounts?

Terminology - I use spreadsheet for a document and sheet for a sheet within the document. TL; DR If several users must work on data, stemming from the same source, which is fastest: one Google ...