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In Google Drive, is there a way to search files located in a particular folder?

In Google Drive, is there a way to search only the contents of files within a particular folder (instead of files within the entire drive, as is the default)?
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How to optimize images in Google Presentation?

Google Presentations allows you to crop and re-size imported images into a presentation, but the changes aren't permanent. Is it possible to make image changes permanent and therefore save filesize ...
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How to embed pictures from Google Docs in new interface?

Previously it was possible to get rendered bitmap URL from Google doc picture. But now they created a new degraded interface where I can't find such an option. I can only "share" image, but I want to ...
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Send an email with attachment using Google Apps Script

I have a Google Spreadsheet with a list of emails. I want to build a routine that send email automatically to those email addresses. I also want to attach a PDF to this email. The PDF file is located ...
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How to print a Google Docs document with comments in the margin?

Is there any way to get a Google Docs document to include its comments in the PDF file that it creates when you click the "print" button?
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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, ...
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What does the last part of a Google Drive read-only file URL mean?

I have a Google drive URL that is https://docs.google.com/file/d/0AwlAqojdgwiCNW5ZcnZYSXB0eW8/image?pagenumber=1&w=800 Can someone please explain what the part ...
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Google Docs doesn't do copy/paste and requires me to install Google Drive

Today I've got this message, when tried to copy data from my Google Docs spreadsheet: It says I can't use copy/paste if I don't install the Google Drive app. It seems this message is bound to ...
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Google Drive only apps account prevents emptying the trash

Since I cannot restrict the "Empty Trash" option in Google Drive for my Google Apps users would creating one account that is only used to setup as shared folders in drive work? Can I then give all ...
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Gmail help - primary account on Google Drive updated without permission

I accidentally changed a global Google Drive login from a work email address to be a personalised gmail account as the primary account. I can still login using the other accounts but it's proving to ...
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How to provide a log-in link on a page that includes embedded view of a non-public Google Drive folder [on hold]

On a generic web page (it's actually on Moodle, but that's not important), I'm using the following IFRAME to provide embedded access to a Google Drive folder hierarchy: <iframe ...
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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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Google Drive-like item selection in Gmail?

Google Drive has recently introduced explorer-like file selection: when you click on a file or directory it is selected (highlighted) and only if you double-click is the item opened. I would like to ...
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How do I open the Google Drive folder of the file I am editing?

It used to be that if I clicked the white icon with the colored background in the top-left, it would take me to my folder on Google Drive. Now it takes me to these worthless links: ...
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When are Google drive and Google docs indexed?

I have published my doc as Public on the Web -- Anyone on the Internet can find and view a long time ago. But, when I search for the pieces of my published document, Google result is empty. Should 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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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?
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Can't filter a column to see all cells containing `@` in Google Spreadsheets

I'm trying to filter a column to show cells that contain @ (as in an email address) but when I put @ in the filter box it comes up with a blank. Any ideas? An example spreadsheet here. Here is ...
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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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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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How to host a privately shared website on Google Drive?

I've created this html+javascript based website via jalbum. And I'm currently uploading it to Google Drive. Before Google Drive, I was uploading it to Dropbox, but stopped that upload, believing that ...
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How to grant a specific list of user to access Google Form?

Currently when I click on the "Send Form" button in Google Form and user will be able to input the form when they know the URL. Is it possible to grant a specific user to have access to the form? (So ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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How can I recursively set ownership of Google Drive files and folders?

We recently moved from Dropbox to Google Drive for our whole company and I used one user account to move everything into Google Drive. Now most/all of the file/folders are owned by one account. The ...
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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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Google Spreadsheet formatting a cell with wordwrap without switching modes?

How can one format a cell to have wordwrap in Google Spreadsheets? I've tried Shift+Enter, but that doesn't seem to work. One thing I know works is to place the Spreadsheet into List Mode and then ...
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“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 ...
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Automated periodic backup of Google Apps (email, docs, calendar)?

I'm a big fan of Google Docs for SME, having used it for two years in my current company, set it up for a startup project, and recommending it to folks starting a business. While it takes away much ...
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Resizing photos in Google+ to standard size

Can I resize my uploaded photos in Google+ to standard size? I'm about to run out of Google Drive space and the standard size would be enough, but I can't find an option to resize the pictures. It ...
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How to Fill a Column with Sequential Dates in Google Sheets

In Excel you can right-click drag a date downwards to fill a column with the next dates in the sequence. For example if you enter 9/1/2014, select that cell, then right-click drag down over the cells ...
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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 ...
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How to search for the newest files in a Google Drive?

I am running a few file folders for a project in Google Drive. Quite often, collaborators upload or update files in the one of the folders. Is there a way to see the latest changes to the drive, so I ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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?
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Merging cells in Google Documents

Is it really not possible to merge cells with Google Docs Document? I have a table like this: ------------- | A | B | C | ------------- | D | E | ------------- Is this possible with Google ...
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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 ...
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How can I change the column widths of the file list in Google Drive?

How can I change the column widths of the file list in Google Drive? I see that I can change the width of the folder hierarchy by dragging the vertical divider in the left frame, but the file ...
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How do I change my nickname or display name on Google Docs?

How do I set a different display name to show on in the revision history of a Google Docs document? When I look at the revision history of a shared document that I've edited, all my edits are showing ...
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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 ...
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Does Cognito Forms support integration with Google Docs?

I just created my first form. Now the question is how do I make it available for my staff to use it? We are currently using Google Business apps and I would like to import it into Google Drive. The ...
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How to force a file with a different extension to preview as a text file in Google Drive

I added a Python (py) file in Google Drive. I cannot preview it (but the main trouble is that Google won't search in it) even if it is a UTF8 text file. I can add it with the txt extension, but I ...
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Format credit card numbers as four digit blocks in Google Spreadsheets

I have this credit card number in a Google Docs spreadsheet of the following format: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX How can I make it display like XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX or XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX where they're in ...
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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 ...
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Finding the changes within a Google Doc's revision

I can use the revision history within a Google Doc to see who made what changes, but I have to search through the entire document to see which sections were touched by each change. Is there any way to ...
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How can I see who has access to my Google Drive folders?

I have a main folder in Google Drive with lots of sub folders that also have sub folders. The main folder is shared with my team. Some of the sub folders are shared with external people (temporary ...
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Google Docs is altering my formatting, how can I avoid this?

I don't have a printer and I need a document printed. Thus, I've shared a very basic Google Docs document with someone who does have a printer. Over here the formatting looks fine. Tabs are correct, ...