For questions specifically about the web interface of the file synchronization and cloud storage service from Google.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

2
votes
2answers
8k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
4 views

Google Docs - Default layout when I create a new document

I use Google Drive for work and work only. I have a very particular protocol for pages I print. This is along the lines of: Change the document to Verdana font face. Put placeholder text on the ...
3
votes
4answers
642 views

Are there any good online Word Processor? [on hold]

Are there any good online Word Processor that can compete with Microsoft Word and OpenOffice? I have tested Google Docs but it's quite limited and don't offer many features. Are there any good ...
4
votes
2answers
23k views

How to create custom Google Docs Form with a custom theme?

Google Docs Form offer a bunch of themes but I need to create custom one. I need my banner at the top of form- questionnaire. How can I do that?
1
vote
1answer
145 views

How to star a folder in Google Drive

I have a Google Drive Folder, which was shared with me via link (I guess it's set to Anyone with link in Organisation can View/Edit). When I click the link, I get into the Google Drive web UI, with ...
3
votes
1answer
393 views

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. ...
2
votes
2answers
653 views

Google Keep Does not work after turning on 2-factor Authentication on Google Account

I have been using "Google Keep" extensively to keep notes on my workstation, laptop and my mobile phone. I turned on two factor authentication recently and Google Keep stopped working on my desktop ...
-1
votes
0answers
12 views

I Need Help Trying To Make A Picture a Background In Google Docs [on hold]

Listen I Have A Social Studies Project Due Tomorrow And I Need To Know How To Insert My Picture As A Background... What Should I Do?
1
vote
2answers
116 views

Share individual copies of a Google spreadsheet

I created a Google Spreadsheet file which I want to share with my coworkers so each one has his own copy. So far the only way I found is to share the file, however these doesn't work for me because ...
0
votes
2answers
13 views

Attach Google Docs to a gmail message

I can only link and not attach Google Docs. So, if the recipient does not have Google Drive, I have to download a converted document and upload it again. This is very time consuming and inefficient. ...
5
votes
5answers
4k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
96 views

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:* ...
3
votes
1answer
48 views

Leave the new Google Drive

Each time I log in to Google Drive, it loads the new Google Drive. I switch to the old version, and then the next time it loads the new Google Drive again. Is the anyway to leave the new Google Drive ...
2
votes
1answer
5 views

How can I make a file available for download via google drive to people via a simple link?

I'm trying to share a file for download via google drive. It appears that drive is detecting the filetype (it is a zipped archive) and making it quite difficult to do so. I have uploaded the file and ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Sum of the values of the 10 cells above me?

I'd like a formula for Google Docs spreadsheets that will return the sum of the values of the 10 cells above the current cell. That is, if I'm on C31, I want the equivalent of =SUM(C20:C30). However, ...
6
votes
5answers
13k views

How can I add a shortcut on my desktop to a document in Google Docs?

I would like to have a shortcut on my desktop to an Excel document in Google Docs. How can I create a shortcut (icon) like this? I use Google Chrome as web browser.
32
votes
4answers
28k views

In Google Drive, how can you link directly to “Download” a zip file and not view the contents?

When you share a Zip file in Google Drive, you land on a page to view all the files inside the zip file and to download the entire file the user has to click File → Download. I've noticed a lot of ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

How to search across multiple Google Drive accounts?

I use Google Drive with multiple accounts. How can I search for something across all of these accounts?
5
votes
1answer
2k views

“You've reached the bandwidth limit for viewing or downloading files that aren't in Google Docs format. Please try again later.”

I just got this message from google docs: You've reached the bandwidth limit for viewing or downloading files that aren't in Google Docs format. Please try again later. You can also try to ...
2
votes
5answers
2k views

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 ...
-1
votes
0answers
16 views

Generic error occurred while sending SMS [closed]

How do I overcome the generic error occurring when I'm trying to send an SMS from my ozeki Android application? The setup was successful. Everything was set, but when I send the SMS, it was showing ...
4
votes
4answers
3k views

Paste numbers as string in Google Spreadsheet

I have one spreadsheet in Google Docs with data like: 0012 0234 0065 I wanna paste in another Google Doc Spreadsheet but when I use ctrl+c ctrl+v the data is formatted like numbers: 12 234 65 I ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Google Sites: File upload to Google Drive

I would like to use Google Sites to create a web site, where users can upload files. These uploaded files are stored at Google Drive, and data about the file is stored in a Google spreadsheet. Are ...
0
votes
1answer
126 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Can you restrict Google Sheet to editing just text with restrictions on formatting?

I simply do not want people who edit the sheet to mess up the formatting. I'm sharing a file with well over fifty people, and if someone messes up the document, it'll probably set off a chain. Thanks ...
1
vote
0answers
12 views

Combine checkbox and paragraph in Google Forms

I am trying to create a new survey. The question will be directed to the patients about their current pharmacological therapy. I prepared a checkbox list of medications, but I can't add a textbox ...
1
vote
1answer
17 views

How do I toggle overtype mode on a Mac in Google Docs?

On a PC, I would use the Insert key. How do I achieve this on a Mac, which doesn't have that key?
1
vote
1answer
10 views

Get share link of multiple files in Google Drive

I'd like to put the share link to a my files in spreadsheet to make it easier to to share. Is it possible to get the link to all files without going to each file individually?
0
votes
1answer
55 views

The spellchecking window partially covers the slide in Google Drive Presentations

The spellchecking window partially covers the slide. This sometimes leads to situations when the word being corrected is occluded by the spellcheck window. The window is fixed and cannot be moved ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

How to move docs using drag and drop from the search results in Google Drive?

Refer to this annotated screenshot and the explanation that follows: This is what I did and what I expect to see happen: Go into Google Drive, and in the search box, type in a few words to search ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Can Google drive host a website from a folder in Google drive that is not shared as public?

Here is an example of a responsive site hosted on Google drive: https://googledrive.com/host/0Byl10FMs5_W5QVBuZWlMYTdoQjQ/index.html I however, am receiving a 404 error when I try to host my folder ...
1
vote
1answer
199 views

Problem adding Image to hyperlink in Google Sheets

I want an image to be my hyperlink in Google sheets. Here is my code: =HYPERLINK("google.com/de", IMAGE("http://s5.favim.com/orig/69/hi-love-quote-start-Favim.com-658946.jpg")) The image shows up ...
1
vote
2answers
83 views

How to open Google Drive and Google Plus links with my non-primary Google account?

My personal email is my primary Google account. But my company uses Google enterprise, and colleagues are always sharing Google Plus and Google Drive links with me. When I click them, I usually see ...
2
votes
1answer
35 views

How do I delete many documents at once from Google docs?

This has been asked and answered before, but the answers are for the old interface (predating Google Drive), so I'm asking again. I have about a hundred docs in my Google Docs view, most of which are ...
1
vote
3answers
43 views

Navigate to last file in a folder on Google Drive

My folder on Google Docs drive has over 4000 files. How do I navigate QUICKLY to the end of the folder? Presently I have to scroll and scroll and scroll and I have never gotten to the end of the files ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

How to remotely upload files from Furk.net

For example, how do I transfer files directly from Furk.net to cloud storage sites like Oboom, Google Drive etc.? The link they provide is only suitable for direct download but during remote upload I ...
2
votes
1answer
36 views

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, ...
2
votes
1answer
48 views

Copying a file and placing it into multiple folders in Google Drive

I am trying to take a single Google document and send it to multiple folders at the same time. The documents needs to be copied into each one so that if a modification is made in one folder, the ...
1
vote
1answer
115 views

Google Docs invitation to edit on my Outlook email address

I have got an invitation to edit a Google doc on my outlook.com email address, but every time I click on the link, I get the message “You need permission”. I am signed in to my Gmail account as well ...
2
votes
1answer
463 views

How to make Google Docs presentation in a Google Sites web page publicly viewable?

I embedded a presentation in a web page all inside the same Google Apps domain but only people who are signed in can see the presentation. I am the domain admin and I modified the setting in Manage ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
9 views

How to bring the Google Doc chat settings icon back?

I'm working in a chat window of a Google Docs document someone shared with me. There is however something strange going on with the chat window in that document. It is full height and cannot be ...
0
votes
1answer
83 views

Re-sizing my photos in Google Drive

I too have a problem with Google Drive storage in that all my photos have been automatically uploaded to Google Drive at full size taking up almost 100% of my 15GB storage quota. It is possible to ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

How do I prevent Google from killing access to sister/brother sites?

My free portfolio on google.com allows me partial functionality on some accounts. For instance It allows me to use the googlemail account almost without hitch (at times hangout will simply keep ...
0
votes
2answers
107 views

How do I transfer documents from Google Apps to another Google Account outside of that organization?

I have a Google Apps account as part of my school, but I'm going to be graduating shortly. I want to transfer ownership of my documents to my personal Google Drive account. However, when I do so from ...
3
votes
1answer
140 views

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.? ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Google Sheets - Checking duplicates without direct access

I have set up a spreadsheet on Google Drive that multiple users can access and edit, but I also need users to be alerted when the data they enter already exists elsewhere (This could be another sheet, ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

When updating a Google Drive Drawing on desktop web app, does iOS version update automatically?

I've done a markup in Google Drive drawings on my computer in the browser. I'm talking to someone on the phone while they are looking at the drawing on their iOS device, do the drawings live update, ...
1
vote
1answer
304 views

Joined a Google group now shared files appears to Google Drive?

I recently joined a Google Group and upon joining, several shared files started appearing in my Google Drive. Is there a way to prevent this from happening without leaving the group?