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Multiple references to the same footnote in a Google doc

How do I add multiple references to the same footnote in Google Docs? When adding footnotes the usual way (selecting Insert > Footnote in the menu), a new footnote is created every time. But if I ...
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Google Drive (for PC) halts syncing at <= 1GB free - can this minimum be configured? [on hold]

Using a virtual (encrypted) drive as the target for local sync. I have selective sync enabled, only one folder selected, less than 1MB of files. The virtual drive is 50 MB, but GD refuses to sync to ...
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How to view the folder size in Google Drive?

In Google Drive, you can use Sort split-button and choose Quota Used to show the size of each file there. However, folder sizes are not shown. I guess it's really a basic requirement in order to ...
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Organizing photos and folders in Google Photos using Google Drive

I know this question has been asked before, but under a slightly different context. There have been a few technology changes since then, so I'm hoping there is now an answer to this question. ...
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Does Google Drive have a file request feature like Dropbox?

Dropbox allows a user to drop a file into a shared folder without having this user to be part of the shared folder. This feature is called file request. Does Google Drive have a similar feature?
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How can I remove a subfolder from My Drive without removing it from my collaborators?

Somebody shared a folder with me. I moved it into "My Drive" to sync it (I should have copied, but I did not know at the time). Now I want to remove a subfolder of that folder from "My Drive". But ...
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How to query folders and subfolder files present on google drive [closed]

I am new to google drive API. I want to pass multiple folders in my GET request. I am able to run the below GET request ...
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How does Gmail's “out of storage space” work?

There is a message showing: You’re out of storage space and will soon be unable to send or receive emails until you free up space or purchase additional storage. at the top of Gmail's page, as ...
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How to make Google Sheet jump to today's row when opened?

I have a sheet that has many rows to put data. Since there are too many rows, I want to have the cursor jump to a particular row when the sheet is opened.
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How to remove a local folder or file from Google Drive (but keep my local copy)? [duplicate]

I've got a folder (Projects) on my local windows 7 computer. It's shared through Google Drive. I want to take some of the subfolders and make them Local-only. I tried going to Google Drive options ...
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Google Drive used storage is larger online than in my local folder, why?

I have Google Drive application keeping my local Google Drive folder always in sync with the cloud. I have recently received a warning of "few storage space", where it tells me I have 10GB plus ...
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Size and MD5 hash of files on Google Drive

According to the Google Drive SDK, the size and MD5 hash of files is available through the API. Each resource (file) has an md5Checksum and a fileSize: md5Checksum (string): An MD5 checksum for ...
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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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Downloading pictures from Google Drive

How can I download some 20-above pictures sent through Google Drive? Everytime I click on the photo, it tells me to ask permission from the sender. I cannot do that for every picture.
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Creating a separate doc from comments in a Google Docs

I'm working on a document with multiple sections which is bound to have loads of comments from various people. I would like to dynamically aggregate all comments on a particular section below that ...
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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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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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Restricting access to Google Drive

I have many confidential data in my Google Drive. Also I have my google account signed in on multiple personal devices. Since many people around me would love to get hold of these files, (and they ...
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Undo saving to Drive

In the new gmail interface that was introduced last year, I often misclick on the Google Drive icon, which results in the attachment being saved in my Google Drive. How to undo it?
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Keyboard shortcut to open a drop-down list for cell values in Google Docs spreadsheets

I'm working in a Google Docs spreadsheet where I've set up validation lists for a column. When I tab into that column as I'm editing a row, the drop-down handle appears: In order to access values ...
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Restore an entire Google Drive folder

My father-in-law got his computer hi-jacked by Locky Virus Ransomware. Luckily some of his photos are backed-up in Google Photos. Is there any way to restore an entire folder or a batch of files to a ...
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Is there a way to create a link to a particular position inside a Google Doc?

If I have shared a Google Doc with someone so we both can edit it, is there a way I can send that purpose a URL that, when clicked, takes that person to the Google Doc and scrolls down to a particular ...
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Is it possible to see the date/time for a Google Drive folder for the most recent add/modify/delete time/date of something within it?

Is it possible to see the date/time of the item that was most recently changed within a Google Drive folder, without having to find that item within the folder first? When browsing Google Drive in a ...
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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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Basic HTML Version of Google Drive

Related question: Google Drive low bandwidth or basic HTML view or mobile view in desktop I'm looking for a static (in terms of interactivity of the interface), low-bandwidth version of Google Drive ...
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How to prevent cut and paste data changing references in formulas?

Google Docs has a feature where if you have a reference to a data cell in a formula, and you cut the data from that cell and paste it in a new location, the reference in the formula is updated to ...
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Why can I preview and open some .docx attachments on Trello but not others?

When .docx files are added to Trello cards, I generally click to open the preview and from there open the file in Google Drive. However, there are some .docx files that say "Whoops! There was a ...
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Date stamp when editing rows in spreadsheet [migrated]

I have a spreadsheet which needs date stamp for each row as soon as there are changes being made in cells within that row. For example, I change something on cell B14 or E14 or G14 and today's date ...
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Google Chrome doesn't print to Google Drive. In my Gloogle Cloud Print I don't have Google Drive

Instead of having "Save to Google Drive" like they say here: https://support.google.com/cloudprint/answer/2541913?hl=en&ref_topic=4456182 in my Chrome 48.0.2564.82 m (64-bit) there isn't this ...
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How do you search Google Docs by date?

I often need to search for documents by date (created or last modified) in Google Docs. For example, forgetting where I put it (and the name/content), so needing to search all my Google Docs for files ...
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Always a blank line above where I insert a table?

In Google Docs, when I insert a table, there seem to be always a blank line above the table. See the screenshot below. How do I prevent that?
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How to create an em dash in Google Drive (Google Docs)?

In most word processing applications, entering 2 sequential dashes is enough to create an em dash. Not in Google Docs. It'd be nice if those two hyphens joined together — wouldn't it? (The ...
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How do I list my items in Google Drive by access level?

I found myself accidentally sharing sensitive information in Google Drive. This has happened multiple times. So I want to check what I'm sharing and with whom. I'd like to see a list of my items ...
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Sorting title with numbers in Google Drive

When I sort by title in Google Drive, I would like it to numerically go 1 → 2 → 3 … etc., but instead it goes 1 → 10 → 100 → 1000 → 1001 → 1002 … etc. Is there any way to get it to do the first ...
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How to batch copy folders+files from others' share to my Google Drive?

Someone shared a batch of folders and files to me. The total number and size is quite large and I want to avoid download all of them and upload back to my Google Drive. I have tried checking multiple ...
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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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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 to save shared files by Google Drive links in my account

For example someone emails you a link to a shared PDF on Google Drive. Is there a way to add it in your Google Drive instead of downloading and uploading it manually? Also it would be great if the ...
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How can I share the entire contents from one Google Drive account as a folder in another user's Google Drive?

For example, I have a Google Drive account for my business and a Google Drive account for myself. Some of the folders in both accounts have the same names (e.g., accounts, pics, documents etc.), ...
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How can I export/import autocorrect lists from Google Docs?

Let's say I have several Google accounts, and I have a good autocorrect list in one of them, that I can view under Tools > Preferences.... If I want to transfer this autocorrection list to another ...
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Ignore certain file types in Google Drive

Is it possible to exclude certain types of files in a folder in Google Drive? E.g. say I wanted to upload everything, except all .txt files; like *.txt in a .gitignore file. Is there any way to do ...
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How to save MS Word document directly to Google Docs or Drive?

The goal is to work in MS Word but save it in Google Docs. Somehow smoothly, right from MS Word, without copy/paste. Is it possible with Google Docs?
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How to sync/backup “my documents” to Google Drive [closed]

Google Drive (at $2.49 for 25gb) seems like a great option for cloud storage. But I'm looking for a program to backup/mirror/sync my documents folder to Google Drive. I've been looking for ...
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How Google Photos synchronization works with Google Drive?

When you allow; Your mobile or desktop synchronize photos to your google+, google photos. These photos can show into your account drive within a folder called google photos. Now when you synchronize ...
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Can you see who downloaded your music files in Google Drive?

I have some music promos I am sending to friends and other musicians. Is there a way to see who has downloaded my files? This will be good to know who has them and who was not interested.
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Why is adding folder/files grayed out in Google Drive?

This happened without any warning, but it works fine from my Drive desktop application on Mac. Any ideas?
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Google Drive or Google Photos: get a view count of my shared folders or files

How can I know how many people accessed a folder or file on Google Drive or Google Photos that I shared with a link?
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Why don't the photo listed in Google Photo when I upload it in Google Drive?

I login in https://drive.google.com/, and click Google Photo item in left bar, then click "New" and select "File Upload" to upload a photo. In my mind, I think the photo I just uploaded will list in ...
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Google Drive: can multiple people move files into a shared folder for the owner to view privately?

The teaching assistant for one of my graduate school courses wants students to submit homework assignments by adding each doc to one of his shared folders in Google Drive. However, it would be ...
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Allow People to View/Edit Google Docs with a non-Google Account

Is there any way I can allow someone who does not have a Google Account to view/edit my Google Docs? Note that I am not saying I want to allow everyone to edit/view the documents. I want only to ...