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How can I make some data on a Google Spreadsheet auto-sorting?

Let's say I want Google Spreadsheets to automagically sort some data, for example column C. How do I do that? I know that I can manually sort data by right-clicking and selecting Sort data, but this ...
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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 ...
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See all shared items in Google Drive

In Dropbox there is a place you can see all the shared items in your account (ie. all the items you have granted others access to). Is there a similar feature in Google Drive ?
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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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Can I install custom fonts in Google Docs

I want to know if I can use my custom fonts in Google Docs or any other Google Drive products.
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How do I create background image in Google docs

How do I create an image behind text in Google docs (the text editor part)?
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Prevent people from downloading / copying / making a copy of data in Google doc

Is there a way to share a Google Document in view-only mode with someone but prevent them from downloading it, copying and pasting the data, printing it, or going to File > Make a copy? I ...
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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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Block quote and folding in Google Docs

Block Quote: In the old version of GoogleDocs there was an option to block quote paragraph, which would create a nice dotted box for the paragraph and make it like a section in a very big doc. Did ...
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Is there a way to create a doc directly inside a collection?

For the life of me, I wasn't able to figure out how to create a doc inside a Collection. When I click the Create button, the document is always created at the root level, and I have to find the ...
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Connecting to Google Drive using Draw.io

When I open draw.io, it does not connect to my Google Drive, and when I click on the button Connect to Google Drive, a pop-up window appears for a fraction of a second and then disappears. The result ...
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With Google Drive, how can I have a single document in multiple folders/collections?

I tried Google Drive today and promptly noticed that the "organize" feature of Google Docs went from a multi-selectable checkbox (in which you can check multiple collections for a document to be ...
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How to insert source code in Google Docs? [duplicate]

Is there a easy way to insert source code with highlight in Google Docs?
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Putting page numbers in a table of contents in Google Docs

I want to create a table of contents in a Google Docs document where the page numbers are automatically referenced. Is it possible to put page numbers in a table of contents like this?
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Self-Hosted alternative to Google Docs? [closed]

Is there any hosted, browser-based software - preferably running on PHP, but I'm ready to consider other possibilities as well - that comes close to the experience of using Google Docs? I'm interested ...
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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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Google Drive permalink that doesn't change with new file versions

I have a file that I'm storing on Google Drive and I update it frequently with new versions (multiple times a day, sometimes). So far, when I copy the link from the "Share" window that allows other ...
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Attach files from Google Docs directly from Gmail

This question may in some respect, resemble Attach multiple files to an email from Google Docs, but the answers there didn't answer my question. I often find myself wanting to attach documents stored ...
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Create an index with hyperlinks in Google Docs

Is there a way to create an index in Google Docs like you would in a wiki? I have huge documents with many sections. I currently use block quotes to separate those sections and keep things in ...
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Can I make columns in a Google document?

I am using Google Docs and have a document file. I would like to add columns within this, and was wondering if that is possible. I can't find how to do it internally.
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How can I link to revision history on Google Docs?

When I load revision history in Google Docs, it does not change the URL. Is it possible to link to a history entry in Google Docs?
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Easiest way to transfer Google data between accounts

Previously we had free accounts with Google for our Calendars, Contacts etc. We are now signed up as App Business and have new accounts. What is the easiest way to transfer: Google Calendar Google ...
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Google Drive search for part of a file name

Is there any way I can search based on the last three digits of a file name? I have a file with many invoices that are easy to reference with the last three numbers. Is there any way I can search ...
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Add a link in Google Spreadsheet to a paragraph in Docs

How do I add a link in a Google Spreadsheet to a specific paragraph or header in a Google Doc?
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How to host my existing website with Google Drive

Google has given me 15GB of storage. So can I host my own website having my own domain? Also, can I install WordPress for my website if it can be hosted on Google Drive?
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Attach multiple files to an email from Google Docs

I want to email two files as attachments to a single email in Gmail without downloading them from Google Docs. When viewing all items in Docs, the "Email as attachment" item is disabled in the Share ...
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Why can't I share my Google Docs presentation outside of my college network?

I am a student at Smith College trying to make a Google Docs presentation visible to anyone in the world with a link. However, the options that surface when I click Share only let me share within ...
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What happened to 'Edit CSS' in Google docs?

It seems this very useful feature in Google Docs has been removed at some point in the past. It seems a shame and I cannot see why such a feature might be pulled. Does anyone know why this happened ...
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How can I recover deleted files that have been shared with me?

I accidently deleted files from a folder that is shared with me. I can't find these files in the Trash. Is there a way to recover them?
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Google Drive: copy a file with the web interface

I want to copy a file in my Google Drive using the web interface. Adding it to another folder seems to create a hard link rather than a file that can be changed independently of the original. There ...
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Allow People to View/Edit Google Docs without a Google Account

Is there any way I can allow someone who does not has 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 allow ...
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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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Can Google Drive behave more like DropBox or OneDrive

Is there a way to make non-sync'd files visible in the Google Drive folder so that one can access them using any Windows tool?
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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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Can I move/copy emails from Gmail to Google Docs?

I want to share some of my emails with my colleagues. I thought it could be done via Google Docs. It would be also kind of backup if this could be done. We are on Google Apps. Can I automatically ...
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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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Finding shared items in Google Drive [duplicate]

In Google Drive, how do I find all items that I shared with anyone (not only one known particular person)? I have been sharing individual items to different people, and I now want to clean that up. ...
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Responses missing in Google Forms under the 'Checkbox - Other' question

I have a Google Form with a checkbox question and I can see from the responses summary that two respondents have ticked 'Other'. But, I can't see what they have typed, even in the responses ...
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How to sort files in folder by date created?

Is there a way to sort files in a folder by the date of their creation? I'm trying to figure out in which order my documents were created.
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View/compare revision differences in new Google Docs document

In the new version of Google Docs is it possible to view/compare revision differences as you used to be able to do to see the changes highlighted. I know you can view previous versions but what I ...
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How can I automatically move photos from Google Plus to Google Drive?

If I take a picture with my Samsung phone, the picture is automatically stored in Google Plus. Is it possible to move the photo to Google Drive automatically?
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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 upload existing albums to new (2015) Google Photos?

Background I have 300GBs of neatly organized photographs of my past 10 years in 500+ folders (albums) with names like: 20150320-20150320 Partial Solar Eclipse (Szentes, Dónáti domb) [Sarah] ...
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Are there any important features from Microsoft Office that a college student would miss if he switched entirely over to Google Docs?

I'm going to get a laptop for college, but I don't want to pay for Microsoft Office if I can avoid it (yes I know I can get it at a discount - I'm trying to figure out if I even need it). Are there ...
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Adding equations to Google Docs presentation

In Google Docs' document editor, there's a rudimentary support for adding mathematical equations. I didn't find anything like that in Google Docs presentation editor. Anyone know a workaround?
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Display Sheet Name in Google Spreadsheet

Is there any way to display a sheet name as the result of a function in a google doc spreadsheet (exactly like this question, except in gspread)?
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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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Import SVG files to Google Docs as a drawing

I've got a drawing I made in SVG format, and I'd like to include it in a Google document I'm writing. I tried uploading the SVG file, but it only lets me view it, not edit it. Any Google searches for ...
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Does Dropbox or any other similar solution ignore files based on regexp? [closed]

I want to setup ignoring policies using syntax similar to .gitignore. Does any of “Dropbox-like” services allow this?
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How do I stop Google Docs from opening documents in new tabs?

Is there any way to stop Google Docs from opening documents in new tabs? For example, when I use Google Docs, and when I click on a document, the UI always opens a new tab. It's really frustrating (I ...