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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Indexing content of PDF files in Google Drive

Is the content of not converted PDF files, stored in Google Drive, indexed?
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Is it possible to sync Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac with Google Docs ?

Is it possible to sync Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac with Google Docs? If so, how?
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Google Docs brings Firefox to a grinding halt

I've found recently that when I open a not-too-large* spreadsheet in Google Docs, within about 5 minutes of leaving it in a background tab, Firefox starts hogging 100% processor time. Closing the main ...
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What are the differences between Office Web Apps and Google Docs?

It's unclear to me what the difference is between Microsoft's Office Web Apps and Google Docs. Are they at all similar - or is it just marketing hype from Microsoft. How would I decide which to use ...
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Removing certain files from Drive folder based on name

I have about 600 photos in a shared Drive folder. However, my camera uploaded both the ".RW2" files and the ".JPG" files, so I have a double of each photo. I want to delete all of the .RW2 files in ...
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Copy all files from one Google Apps account to another account in the same domain

I'm a superadministrator of Google Apps for Education. How do I copy all files from one user account to another without deleting the files from the first account? I know there's a "transfer files" ...
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Single-click to open an item in Google Drive

Is there any way to configure Google Drive so that a single-click opens an item, as it used to be the case and as it can be configured in any decent file browser?
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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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Can Google Photos access photos that have been saved in Google Drive?

Is it possible to upload photos to Google Drive (not the /Google Photos folder) and still view them through Google Photos? I'm asking this because of the following: Usually I have two sources of ...
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Add link-shared spreadsheet to Google Drive

Suppose someone shares a document with me (and others) using the public link sharing feature of Google Drive. This link is set to allow edits from any user. Can I get it to show up in my drive, ...
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Google Drive storage mismatch

I have a paid 100GB Google Drive plan. It is reporting that I am at 99% capacity. According to the the storage both within the desktop and web application, I have used 90.53GB within Drive. My ...
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Can I hide specific Google Drive images from Google+ photo?

I wonder if there are any ways to hide specific GDrive photos from G+ photo even if I turned on the option to show GDrive photos in G+ photo?
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How can I delete a shared file from Google Drive

I have a shared file with someone and I don't want her to reach it anymore. She shared the file with me. Can I delete it permanently without the possibility that she will reach it again? Will she ...
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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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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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What is the difference between google doc “share” and “publish on the web” options?

I see that there is a sharing option, "Public on the Web -- Anyone on the Internet can find and view" which can be found in the google docs file menu as well as google drive file options. I ...
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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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Editing Microsoft Word Documents in Google Drive

So, I installed "Google Drive for PC" and created an MS Word Doc in the drive folder. I understand that I can edit this word doc from any PC where I have set up and synced my docs using "Google Drive ...
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Adding my free Google Drive storage to my Gmail storage

I am running out of storage in my gmail account. However, I have 5GB of free space on my Google Drive. Is there a way I can store some of my emails (not only their attachments, but the complete email) ...
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How to view or edit Google Spreadsheet offline?

I have followed the instructions to setup Offline mode access to Google Drive and it worked well. Surprisingly Google Spreadsheets do not open on offline mode, giving an "internal error", however can ...
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Share permissions set for a group is not effective if a new user is added to the group

Share permissions set for a group is not effective if a new user is added to the group. I set permissions to DocA, DocB, DocC for GroupA consisting of users UserA, UserB. If a new user UserC is added ...
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How do I print a Google Form or convert it to PDF?

I've made the perfect Google Form, but I want a paper version. I need to print a bunch of copies and have people at an event fill them out on paper. Unfortunately, when I try to simply print the ...
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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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Why is “access denied” to multisheet charts in published Google docs?

I can successfully include a chart based on a single sheet, but as soon as I combine ranges from multiple sheets, I get an access denied error. Example spreadsheet Published spreadsheet What am I ...
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Can I move/copy emails from Gmail to Google Docs?

I want to share some of my emails with my colleagues. I thought it could be done via Google Docs. It would be also kind of backup if this could be done. We are on Google Apps. Can I automatically ...