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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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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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What “Send without sharing” feature do in Gmail when sending attached file from Google Drive?

In Gmail, when sending a message with attachment from Google Drive, there are three options: Share & send Cancel Send without sharing If I choose the "Send without sharing" option, will the ...
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How do I go back after click on an internal bookmark in a Google Doc?

After I click on an internal bookmark in a Google Doc, how do I get back to my previous position? The browser back button doesn't work for this.
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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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Web Clipboard Icon

I am working in google Docs and no longer have a web clipboard icon in the toolbar. In the past I always had it which enabled me to copy and paste within the google document I was working on and from ...
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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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How can you restrict a user from deleting Google Drive documents they are shared on?

What is the best way to allow a Google Drive user to edit documents but not delete them? Our organization has many files and would like to protect some less tech savvy users from disrupting numerous ...
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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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Cannot copy text from PDF generated with Google Docs?

I exported my document on PDF from Google Drive on the Web. When I try to Copy/Paste my content, I get this : 􏰁􏰂􏰃􏰄􏰂􏰅􏰆􏰇􏰈􏰀􏰉􏰊􏰇􏰋􏰆􏰌􏰀􏰆􏰊􏰀􏰍􏰄􏰎􏰆􏰏􏰐􏰑􏰑􏰆􏰒􏰆􏰂􏰊􏰀 Please do you have ...
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How to get the “Save in Google Docs” Option when viewing an attachment?

Using Google Chrome on two computers, two google accounts. I can click "View" next to an attachment within an email, the document will show in a new Google Drive tab with an option to "Save to Google ...
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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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Open Google Drive with all top-level folders open in sidebar

The title says it all, just a huge convenience not having to open up the "My Drive" folder everytime I open Google Drive?
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Does Dropbox or any other similar solution ignore files based on regexp?

I want to setup ignoring policies using syntax similar to .gitignore. Does any of “Dropbox-like” services allow this?
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How to Cancel auto-saved editing on Google Docs?

I am a member of some networking group. Over ten members share different documents and edit from their places. What I found confusing is once I pressed a button on my keyboard by mistake and later ...
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What is the most efficient way of having an entire Google Group edit a single Google document?

I have created a Google Group for my development team, and we've agreed to have Google as a host of our design document. Every member needs to be able to edit the design document, and I'm not sure ...
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Use Google Drive to create Google Blogger or Blogspot posts

Is it possible to create and edit documents in Google Drive and then publish them to my Blogger account as posts? This is because the editor of Google Drive is far better for me.
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Can I file my emails in Google Drive folders? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I move/copy emails from Gmail to Google Docs? I get a lot of emails related to documents I keep in google drive. I'd like to transfer my emails from gmail into the ...
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Is it possible to merge google docs folders from different users

UserA has company/folderA/subfolderA/fileA UserB has company/folderB/subfolderB/fileB If UserB leaves company and if we want to transfer ownership to UserA will it merge properly at the folder ...
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Download or Forward a PDF from Google Drive iPhone app

How do I forward or download a PDF from the Google Drive iPhone application?
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Can I export/copy google docs of a user without changing his password?

How can I copy/export a users Google Drive without knowing his password? (I am system admin off course) If I knew the password , I could use the batch export. But I don't want to update/change his ...
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How can I see statistics for a Google Drive Presentation

Specifically, I'd like to see the amount of visits that it gets and the geographic region. Is that possible at all? Searching in Google it looks like it was possible at some point but for the life of ...
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Is there a direct download links for files on Google Drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In Google Drive, how can you link directly to “Download” a zip file and not view the contents? I want to store several files on Google Drive that later will need to be ...
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How can I create custom keyboard shortcuts in Google Docs?

When studying biology and mechanisms, it's very useful to take notes with arrows that illustrate a stepwise process: A --> B --> C and up/down arrows to denote increase/decrease. This is very ...
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Using google drive (Google Docs) in offline mode

I want to have a copy of my Microsoft Excel and Word documents in offline mode. Is there way to to copy or backup those files with scheduling tools everyday or another automatic sync software that ...
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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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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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Why Is Google Drive convinced that I'm offline?

Okay, this is messed up. I opened up my budgets spreadsheet as I do every week, and realized that I could only edit 1-2 cells before everything would freeze up. Inspecting the UI, I found a tiny ...
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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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Google docs viewer: some PDF are partially displayed

I have a web application where people can upload PDF files and I'm reviewing it online with Google Docs Viewer API, from a back-end web application. I can get many different PDF sources, because of ...
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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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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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Escape parentheses around a number in Google Docs Spreadsheets?

How do you escape parentheses around numbers in Google Docs Spreadsheets so that they don't default to displaying as negative numbers?
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Can my company own a Google Doc within Google Apps for Business?

My company is evaluating Google Apps for Business, and it seems that one use case we desire is not covered: we would like to have Google Docs to be owned by the business, not by any one specific user. ...
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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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Automatically download all attachments from Gmail with a specific label

Is there a way do download every attachment within a label? I want every PDF invoice I get to be put in my file system. So I figured I'd need Google Drive. But I only did find some Chrome extensions ...
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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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Preserve formatting when referencing cells across sheets in Google Docs [duplicate]

Is there a way to show the formatting of the referenced cells from another sheet in Google docs spreadsheets? For example I have a sheet named balance with A1 having a comment and a blue background. ...
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Synchronize files to another user's Google Drive account

I'm checking out Google Drive as a way to share files between several users. The sharing options seem sufficient for my purposes with one exception: I can sync files using the Desktop synchronization ...
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Adding Pagenumbers to Google Drive Presentation?

Can someone tell me how can I add page numbers to my Google Drive Presentation? I've read that it should be under "Insert" but there's nothing even remotely relevant there. Here’s a screenshot:
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How to opt out viewing doc files in Gmail through Google Docs?

When I want to view a doc attachment in Gmail, I am automatically sent to my Google Docs to view it. How to stop that and use a default viewer (Word, Foxit, etc.)?
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How can I specify which Google login to get docs from in Trello?

I am logged into 3 Google accounts. I want to attach a document from Google drive to a Trello card but I can only select a document from the default account. Is there a way to specify in Trello which ...
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Is it possible to add a creative commons embed to a Google Doc?

I've written some basic training manuals using Google docs, and would like to release them under a creative commons license. I plan to use the Google drive "Publish" feature to release it to the web, ...
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Is it possible to copy a document in Google Docs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Google Drive: copy a file with the web interface In Google Docs (Drive) can you create a new document that is a copy of an existing document?
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Index containing page numbers in Google Docs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Putting page numbers in a table of contents in Google Docs I'm using Google Docs to write a technical document having a deep tree structure. I know about the Table of ...
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Google Document “shrunk” while editing

I was editing a Google Document and I hit something on my keyboard that made all of the text really small and the document also shrunk. How do I fix this?
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How can I restore a Google apps user's documents?

I had to delete a Google apps user, and during the process deleted all the documents it owned. I guess I can not restore that but is there a backup on Google servers anywhere? Is there another way ...
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What features does Google Drive background app offer? [closed]

I have noticed that the current version of Google Chrome has background apps, but the only one that is running on my PC by default is Google Drive. I don't know what I'll lose from Google Drive if I ...
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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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Create a column of date in Google Spreadsheet [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to extend series of dates in Google Docs? Is there a way to create a column of date easily with google speadsheets like with Excel ? In Excel, enter a date, hold ...