A productivity application from Google that allows you to create and edit worksheets

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How can I get GoogleFinance to return only the historical price of a stock and not an array?

I'm trying to figure out the cost basis of some stock that I sold last year and I can't quite get GoogleFinance to do what I want. The stock was purchased through a DRIP so there are about 5 shares ...
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Entering Local Date on Google Doc Sheets

If I use the shortcut CTRL+;, the date that is pasted is the server date. I have changed the settings so my Time zone is selected to my local time. Shouldn't my Local time get pasted as opposed to ...
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Batch copying/renaming in Google Docs

I need to copy and rename a base form (a spreadsheet) to several other forms in Google Docs. Imagine I have the following form: My Base Form - @name (@course) After running the script or whatever, ...
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Hovering image in Google Spreadsheets

I want to write a script which detects the mouse hovering over a cell (or if not possible, triggered by a menu as described in "Google Developers: Apps Script: Custom Menus in Google Apps". This ...
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Google spreadsheet obscure fields with passwords

I would like to create a spreadsheet to manage my domain information in one place. I was thinking of creating rules that made dates red when registration and contracts were expiring and whatnot. I ...
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How to reverse text on Google Spreadsheets?

When I enter data in a Google Spreadsheets cell, I would like the text to reverse itself. For instance, I would like to put in a cell My text and get it converted to txet yM.
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In Google Spreadshets, how can you loop through all available sheets not knowing the total count?

I'm keeping stats for my daughter's baseball team. I have a sheet for each game, each one identical in structure. I want to create a summary sheet that totals numbers from the other sheets. How ...
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Pre-fill a cell with today's date

I would like a certain cell of mine to display today's date when I starts a new row. Is it possible?
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How to get data between tabs in Google Spreadsheets

is it possible to get a value from a tab cell and work with it in another tab? Tab 1 (T1) row working hours (A) who (B) 1 3 Mike ------------------------------- Tab 2 (T2) ...
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Google Docs date in “dd/MM/yy” format [duplicate]

Is there any way to use date in format dd/MM/yy? The Google Docs support only MM/dd/yy and it cause us problems to use it (we can't sort the date column).
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Validation based on multiple sheets in Google Docs

I have 2 sheets that each contain a column of data that I would like combined and used as a validation list for a column in another sheet. What would the formula look like for this?
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Google Spreadsheet: Auto-Update via RSS (and keep history)

I have a google spreadsheet that fetches some data via RSS. The RSS feed is updated once a day, everyday. Is it possible for me to keep archive of all the new & historic data in the google ...
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Is it safe to use Google Apps For Business: Spreadsheets to keep track of passwords?

Google Apps for Business is supposed to be secure enough for corporate data, as described in their FAQ: http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/business/faq.html They say "We also undergo regular security ...
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Google Docs Spreadsheet - Copy data from previous sheet

HI I have a spreadsheet document where I register tournament results with a sheet for each tournament date. I want to have a cumulative column where to show cumulative information. I have already ...
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How can I create a formula in Google Spreadsheets that uses a date format

How do I subtract days from a cell that has dates? For example, what's a formula that will take 3/2/2011 and return this value 2/28/2011? Is this possible in Google Spreadsheets?
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Is there a way to upload a .csv file to Google Docs using a Google spreadsheet as a template?

I am generating a .CSV file with an application. I then upload the .CSV file to Google Docs, which creates a Google Docs Spreadsheet which is "plain and white". I then have to manually format the ...
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How to collate data in Google Spreadsheets?

I have two sheets with data in single Google Spreadsheets document: SheetA: Date Name CounterA 22.02.2011 Beta 101 22.02.2011 Alpha 2 21.02.2011 Alpha 1 SheetB: Date Name ...
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Sum on condition?

I have set up a form with Google Spreadsheet where I want to collect grocery expenses for different people. How can I sum the expenses for different persons? Each row has a column with the person's ...
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Type testing in Google spreadsheets

Is it possible to test for integers or strings in a Google Spreadsheet and respond to each differently?
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Parse HTML through Google Spreadsheet using scripting

I'm trying to speed up the process of getting values from an HTML page to a Google Docs Spreadsheet through scripting. I remember Microsoft Excel had the import data function, but I don't own a copy ...
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Google Spreadsheets: Get column number by referencing column title

In Google Spreadsheets I have a number of columns that I have given title to in Row 1. Using a formula, I want to return the column number (i.e. 5, 6, 7, ...) for the column that has a specific ...
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Is it possible to hide row numbers in a Google Documents spreadsheet?

When looking at a numbered list that starts at the number 1, the row numbers are potentially confusing. (Assuming one has row 1 as column heading labels, item 1 will be on row 2, item 2 on row 3, and ...
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Google Spreadsheet formula, MINUS?

I have a spreadsheet with 3 columns: | ITEM | COST | SUBTOTAL | Subtotal, for example, is 1000 to start, like: -------------------------- | ITEM | COST | SUBTOTAL | -------------------------- | ...
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How can I retrieve records from a Google Spreadsheet in JSON format?

I'm trying to retrieve data from Google Spreadsheets with no success. I've gone through this: http://code.google.com/apis/spreadsheets/data/3.0/developers_guide.html#RetrievingTables and this: ...
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Google Spreadsheets Data Management

I am looking for a way to manage the input of some data in Google Spreadsheets. Before I roll up my sleeves and write a new UI using the Google API I thought I would see if there was anything out ...
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not getting sub date granularity in google docs trend lines?

Anyone have an idea what I might have broken that prevents me from getting sub date granularity on google doc's spreadsheet's trend line graphs? My data is in variable increments, anywhere from 6 to ...
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How to toggle every other column between visible/hidden in my Google Spreadsheet?

I have a Google spreadsheet with my monthly balance sheet for my company. I keep track of estimated and actual like this: Expense | Jan11 Actual | Jan11 Estimate | Dec10 Actual | Dec10 Estimate | ...
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How can I use Google's functions in a spreadsheet's script?

When I use a function such as =importXml("http://www.google.com", "//a/@href") in a Google Spreadsheet cell, it works just fine. However, when I try to use the same function in a script, it gives an ...
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Put Google search inside Google Docs spreadsheet cell

Is there a way to put a Google search widget inside a cell of a Google Docs spreadsheet? I want to avoid my users to hit Ctrl + F every time they search. Would be very cool a Google Docs App that ...
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Google spreadsheets: Charts for black and white printing?

I have a couple of column charts in google spreadsheets that have several columns of data. I would like to print them out in just black and white, since they are part of a larger report that doesn't ...
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What's the biggest csv file you can import into a Google Docs Spreadsheet?

I'm trying to upload/import a 7mb csv file to Google Docs without much luck; What's the largest file size that you can import?
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How to calculate weighted averages in Google Spreadsheets?

I have a Google Docs Spreadsheet where products are listed as rows and attributes as columns. Each product's attribute is rated on a scale of 1-10. My last column is an average of these values (i.e. ...
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How to pass a range into a custom function in Google Spreadsheets?

I want to create a function which takes in a range... something like: function myFunction(range) { var firstColumn = range.getColumn(); // loop over the range } A cell would reference it using: ...
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Is it possible to use a loop in Google Spreadsheets?

I have the following document: +---+-----------+ | | A | +---+-----------+ | 1 | Foo (100) | | 2 | Bar (30) | | 3 | Baz (50) | +---+-----------+ I'd like to use a REGEXEXTRACT to ...
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How to plot time series graph with categories in Google Spreadheets?

I've got data in Google Spreadsheet, with columns as follows: DD.MM.YYYY CATEGORY COUNTER_1 COUNTER_2 For example: 22.12.2010 APPLES 1 20 23.12.2010 APPLES 100 20 23.12.2010 ORANGES 32 12 ...
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How to label points in a scatter plot

I've tried using the built-in scatter plot chart and the Google scatter plot gadget. I haven't been able to figure out how to get either one to allow me to label the points in the chart. I have data ...
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How do I lookup a value from another sheet in Google Docs?

I have a page which looks like this: ╔═══╦════════╦══════╦═══╗ ║ A ║ B ║ C ║ D ║ ╠═══╬════════╬══════╬═══╣ ║ 1 ║ User A ║ 144 ║ ║ ║ 2 ║ User B ║ 5478 ║ ║ ║ 3 ║ User A ║ 2156 ║ ║ ...
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How do I add a hyperlink to a cell in Google Spreadsheets?

In Excel, I can easily add a hyperlink to a cell by choosing the corresponding toolbar button. How do I do the same thing in a Google Doc spreadsheet? I don't see any corresponding toolbar button or ...
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How exactly does sharing work in Google Drive?

I have an Excel spreadsheet I made to track my own scores for an Xbox game I play (TrialsHD, if you are curious). I've made it available to other players so they can track their own scores, but it ...
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Cross-reference sheets on Google Spreadsheets

I can just do B12 to reference a field on the same sheet I'm working on, but how do I reference B12 on another sheet?
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How to extract info from the subject line and add to Google Spreadsheet?

I'd like to be able to extract tasks from the subject line of an email in Gmail (using some sort of custom syntax) and then insert the task as a row in a shared Google Spreadsheet. Currently the ...
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How to add days to a date

I'm using a Google Spreadsheet to perform calculations and I'd like to do some simple date math. For example, TODAY() add 7 days. I don't see any functions to do it and some quick stabs in the ...
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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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In Google Docs Spreadsheet in List View, can you add rows to the bottom instead of the top?

I've been using the Google Docs Spreadsheet in List View (View->List View on the menubar) as I have a fixed number of columns in my spreadsheet. I'd like to add new rows to the end of the List ...
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Writing a spreadsheet script

The above link is a picture of the Google Docs spreadsheet that I am working on. Basically it is a sale ticket for a small appliance parts store. I need to be able to select a range of rows and ...
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Pass Data to Form to Store in Google Spreadsheet

I am collecting addresses in a Google Spreadsheet using a web form. But I am collecting those addresses for multiple purposes. I would like to store an "identifier" in the spreadsheet which I can pass ...
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Password protect Google Spreadsheet

Is there a way to secure a Google Spreadsheet in Google Docs?
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How to lock/protect cells in Google Spreadsheets

I created very simple spreadsheet application in Google Spreadsheet for my mom. But I really need to lock/protect the cell with formulas so she cannot edit them. Every time I told her to try new ...
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Google Docs question: How do I specify “everything except the top row” as a range?

I have Sheet1, which is automatically being updated via form entries. I'm making Sheet2, which is a self-sorting version of Sheet1 (it intended to be a copy of Sheet1 but sorted by a column). Ideally ...
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How to dash a whole row if a cell is OK?

I have a cell that can be OK, ERROR or WARNING. When it is changed to OK I want to modify the whole row in some way. I was thinking about to dash all cells. Is it possible? Or is there something I ...