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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 to check the file usage summary in Google Drive

After sharing the folder/file in Google Drive to some other mail address, how can I monitor the log activity, like when the respective user has accessed the file, what are the modifications done etc.? ...
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How to export all Google Docs in a folder in one single PDF?

I have a folder with hundreds of short Google docs (product descriptions). I am wondering if there is an easy way (like "push button") to export all these in a PDF that simply assemble all the PDF ...
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Can Google Viewer hide the lefthand navigation on a PDF by default

Some clients of our want to embed the following PDF in their website: https://docs.google.com/a/upshift.co.nz/file/d/0B39VaSipB41-ODk3WFRfSWRSV0k/preview Unfortunately the viewer shows a lefthand ...
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Replace Gmail attachments with Dropbox/Google Drive download link

Is there any service, extension or webapp that scans all my incoming and existing email and uploads all attachments within the emails to Dropbox or Google Drive? This would allow for smaller inboxes ...
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Why do my Google Drive's equations look bad?

For some reason when I use Google Drive's equation feature, the font that it uses for the equations is....not optimal. It looks really light and just isn't the normal math LaTeX font that I'm used to. ...
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What happens to documents saved locally when they are deleted or unshared remotely

I am looking everywhere to understand how it works. Basically, I have some files I do not want to share anymore with some coworkers. I have revoked the permissions on Google Drive web interface. Now ...
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How can I take the HTML/data from a Google Document and restyle it with CSS?

I have a list in a Google Document that I would like to restlye with CSS. Unfortunately Google Docs no longer allows using CSS/HTML styling within the app itself. What would I need to do to get ...
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What manual style settings can I use for block quotes in Google Drive (gdocs)?

I know that Google Drive no longer has a standard block quote style in its built in menu. What manual styles can one apply that would convey that what's being read is a block quote? Changing to a ...
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How to enable Google Drive access for selective set of users

How to enable Google Drive access for selective set of users, so that they can use the Drive software on their machines to organize data. Rest of the users should just have web access alone.
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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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One file, multiple folders, via Google Drive on PC

This question tells how to use the Google Drive web interface to place one file in multiple folders. Is there a way to achieve that effect by manipulating the files in a Google-Drive-synchronized ...
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Is it possible to prove that a document was shared at a given time?

If I look at my Google drive, I can see all the documents I have access to in the "Activity" section. If someone shares a document with me I can see when someone last made changes to the doc. ...
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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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Google Docs / Drive: Why are some Greek symbols not properly displayed?

My friend shared with me a Google document. This document includes some Greek symbols like tao, lambda, omega, sigma, etc. But I can't see these symbols! I also tried to search symbols by the menu ...
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Edit files with Google Docs but store them locally in home folder

How can I use Google Docs/Drive to be able to work on and edit files using the app but have the files stored on and accessed from my local machine? I see many many benefits to Google Docs - the ...
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Single mandatory question with multiple “I accept condition X” (checkboxes?) in a Google Docs Form?

I have a form with several fields (name, a URL, etc.) that's part of an approval request process. I'd like to have a question with several checkboxes which all must be checked before a form can be ...
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How do I specify the title of a scatter plot made in Google Tables?

Users can now make "tables" in Google Drive by going to Create -> More -> Table (beta). I uploaded my own data (tsv) and then made a scatter plot by going to Visualize -> Scatter. How do I add a ...
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Google Apps Scripts API for Google Docs Table

If we take a look at Google Apps Script we can see API related to just about everything except Google Docs Fusion Tables that are supposed to be some sort of lightweight database tables. Can anybody ...
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Storing photos and videos privately with Google

I am interested in purchasing extra Google storage to use in storing mainly photos and videos. Is it possible to keep everything I store private with Picasa or Google Docs?
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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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Why does Google Docs still ask me for permission when people try to view my doc?

I created a doc that I want anyone with a link to see. Here are the settings I used: I gave that link to people on my site. For some reason, every week, I get emails from Google Docs saying that ...
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Duplicates files in Google Drive

I recently put all my files in Google Drive on my desktop and my laptop. When I started syncing files, i found out there was twice as much data as it was before only to see all folders being ...
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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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Tagging a Google docs revision

Is it possible to "tag" a Google doc revision? Similar to tagging a revision in a source control system. I'd like to continue working on a document, however I'd like to log which revision of the ...
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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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How do I move a folder I created in my drive to ONLY a shared folder?

I have a large amount of folders that I created in My Drive, however these are also organized in another shared folder. I no longer need these folders in My Drive specifically as long as I can find ...
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How do I embed a Google Form into a WordPress page?

WordPress doesn't support iframe embeds on its free sites, but it does provide a Shortcode option for Google Apps. It seems to automatically convert the iframe code from the older version of Google ...
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Can a folder of Google Drive be embedded on a Google Sites page?

I have a Google Sites page and I need to share a folder to a group of people on the intranet. I couldn't find a way to do this way nor a way to do it file by file. I do want to share a folder and ...
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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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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 select text in a scanned document in Google Drive PDF viewer

In my PDF documents in Google Drive, I used to be able to select text of a scanned document. I've always scanned at 300dpi. Since at least a year I can't select text in scanned documents anymore in ...
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Sync Google Drive when not logged in

I have installed Google Drive on a server. When I login to the server, Google Drive starts automatically and synchrnoizes files, pulling changes down from the cloud. All good so far. However, I would ...
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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 ...