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Show/hide fields (if empty --> don't show)

we are working on a project to atomize our offer process. We have multiple insurance products which can be chosen and are then passed on through zapier to Google Docs. Obviously not every customer ...
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How do I download all photos in bulk from Facebook

What I would like to do is to download all the pictures: I have uploaded I am tagged in The way offered by Facebook itself seems to allow only to download pictures in low resolution format (this ...
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How can i get alert when a new post get added to an Instagram profile?

because Instagram doesn't have the bell option .. i don't if it's possible using (js or vbs ) .. if there isn't a way to do this without letting my pc turned on the whole day ... i do need to make ...
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Trello+Butler convert checklist item to card with due date

Is it possible for Butler for Trello (or maybe some other power up) to recognize that in the item name from the checklist we used date (e.g "send important email due 12.06.2018") and automatically ...
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How to move Gmail labels from one account to another

Is there any way to transfer all the Gmail labels from one account to another. Importing filters are easily possible by exporting and importing. Importing filters also creates the labels they are ...
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How to automatically add new row in Google Spreadsheets

I want to automatically add row in Google Spreadsheets when I type information in row 5 by Google script. ]1
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Auto-increment where cell values not NULL

I have a list of items purchased, like below. A | B | C | D | E | id | item | qty | unit price | subtotal | I'd like to have the column id to ...
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How to automatically send replies to Gmail (from a certain address) during business hours?

My landlord has requested that I only send him or respond to emails during business hours. Is there a Google script that would automatically draft my response and send it to him during the next ...
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Does Google Drive 'Contributor' Permission allow malicious users to permanently delete file contents?

In my attempts to use Google Drive for some automated important data backups, I'm making use of the API and a Service Account to upload data to a Team Drive. The account only has 'Contributor' access ...
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Migrating from flickr to google photos

With flickr putting the kibosh on unlimited photos with the free account I'm wondering if there is a known automated way to migrate thousands of photos from my flickr account to google photos. I've ...
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Can Google Form send email automatically based on entered field?

I would like to use Google Form as a help desk, hoping to find a script that can send email of the submitted form responses to different people depending on their option in one of the question? i.e. ...
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Given a shared Dropbox link to an Excel file, how can I easily open it in Google Sheets?

Scenario: I get an email every two weeks with a vendor's price list as a link to an Excel file in their Dropbox. At this point, I have to: open the link — This takes me to Dropbox, where the file ...
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Can I auto populate cells in Google Sheets?

I have a bunch of categories; Bar Foo Ghost Misc Other All have variable amounts - except for category Ghost, the amount is always 15.00. I have Data Validation set up (which is how I pick the ...
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How to programmatically create/download Google Takeout archive?

I want to automate the process of downloading my Google Takeout data and uploading it somewhere else. The part of handling the file and uploading it is already done (here is my self answer about that)....
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Automatically turn on Gmail Vacation Responder from gCal 'Out of Office' events

I see some good scripts on turning on responder for 'every Friday', etc., but with the new gCal feature of 'Out of Office' events, is there a way to turn on vacation responder any time there is ...
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Copy data to new column in Google Sheets

I have a sheet with IMPORTHTML that I want to copy data from one column to a new column daily. function saveData() { var spreadsheet = SpreadsheetApp.getActive(); spreadsheet....
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Trello automatic notification

I have a simple need on my Trello boards: schedule a card (with some properties like labels or checklists maybe) that must notify the board. Until now I am manually adding a card and a comment with @...
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Get a SMS or Push Notification instantly when an email is send to Gmail

I have integrated my business email to be checked via my Gmail account, using the "Check email from other accounts:" option using POP3. I want to get an instant SMS or push notification on my Android ...
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Google Sheets - Importrange

Currently we have one summary sheet called Order_Summary which collects data, one day per column and someone at work creates a new column daily. We now have another google sheet which now records an ...
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Automatically switch to another Google account during work hours?

I have two Google accounts: personal@gmail.com business@company.com Is it possible to automatically change between during working hours? Example: Monday to Friday 08:00 - 17:00 -> business@...
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Automatically save a mail from Gmail to Google Drive

Every month I get approx 50 receipts for various things via email. I need to copy/print these to pdf (or similar) and store them in a receipt folder (eg. July 2018) on Google Drive. Currently, I do ...
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Search prices for a list of items

I have a list of supported Router models for the gluon Freifunk firmware. and would like to create an automated list, that always shows the actual prices for those routers. How is it possible to ...
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Want to integrate template responses (from Sheets) into other apps

I teach online classes and have to create feedback for every class. In a Google Sheet, I have template responses for each class (labeled by level, unit, learning cycle, class (L1-U1-LC2-7 for example))...
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Set an expiration date for e-mails (auto delete after date)

Certain e-mails stop being useful after a certain date, for example: Uber discount codes that I might use, invitations to events that I might attend, etc. Is there a way to set an expiration date for ...
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How to set Git branch protected in GitHub by default when create it

I need to make a branch protected directly when creating it. I know that I need to go to Settings and set it as protected from there, but what I'm looking for is to set the branch as protected ...
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How to automatically post a Google Form response to a Google Group?

I created a Google form where I collect some information from users concerning a project and the last question I ask is: "Write your questions about this project?" What I would like is that the ...
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Is there any way to “set yourself to away” in Slack automatically?

I already checked this link and try IFTTT and Zapier, but they only let me post messages to the channels. What I want to do is perform the same action that the comand /away does at a given hour, and ...
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How to make custom auto-replies in Skype for specific group?

I have a chat-group with my colleagues concerning the server and services restart occurrences and what I want to achieve is when my Skype is under specific status (Away, Offline) to automatically ...
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Gmail auto Canned Response sends to wrong address

I have a small irritating problem which is that I'm often being confused with some other guy with the exact same name who lives on the other side of Sweden. Which means that I receive quite a lot of ...
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Auto reply in Gmail, when using Gmail for several domains/addresses

I'm using the "Send mail as" (Use Gmail to send from your other email addresses) feature to send from my unique Gmail account interface, all the mails for: myname@gmail.com contact@example1.com ...
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VSTS deploy to third party hosting?

I'm using VSTS for some source control and was wodnering if it was possible to setup the build & deploy feature to deploy a basic html site to another hosting company other than azure. Any ...
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Mailchimp automation - Leaving a group

I am busy setting up an automation workflow when someone joins a mailchimp group within a list. There are multiple groups within the list, and there are several emails that will be sent to them over ...
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How do I replace a sequence of placeholder images in Google Docs?

I have a Google Doc document featuring a series of placeholder images. I need to replace each image with a series of images from a local folder. In theory, this is a meaningless task, but so far, my ...
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Automatic Facebook post from Twitter list

Is it possible to automatically post other peoples' posts on my Facebook? If so how do I do it? I am trying to create a page which takes information from Twitter and posts it automatically.
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Automatically post to Instagram from Twitter / Facebook / Tumblr post?

I have a blog and various social media channels to which I regularly post a curated set of images. I'd like to automatically post to Instagram. My current multi-platform social media setup is like ...
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Is it possible to start Google Photos slideshow automatically?

I know I can start a slideshow for my Google Photos album by going to menu options and selecting Slideshow. Is it possible to share an album on Google+ so, when a user clicks on it, the slideshow ...
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Recurring signature block in Google Docs

I need to often input a signature block in documents made in Google Docs. This particular signature block has a line for an official's signature, with his title immediately under that line. In Word, ...
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Is there a way to automate texting based on a group a contact is added to in Google Contacts

I'm wondering if there's a way to send a generic pre-written message to any/every contact that's added to a Google contact group.
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Automatically send email with PDF of sheets weekly

Is it possible to automatically send weekly emails to a list of recipients of PDFs of each sheet in Google Spreadsheet? I've looked around but haven't found any ways to do this, only found ways to ...
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How do I use Gmail's Vacation Responder or Canned Responses feature to respond to the From instead of the Return-Path address?

As described in this question. Both the Vacation Responder and using a filter to send a Canned Response send the response the Return-Path field of the email, not the From field. Please don't tell me ...
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Is it possible to create a trigger on a delay using IFTTT?

I have these files on my clould's storage, and I want to create a rule that will share them with say N people (mailing them, or using one of the social networks). Yet I want to delay this sharing ...
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Automation Google Presentations

I have charts in Google Presentations linked to Google Spreadsheets data, but every time I have to click the update button. It is possible some kind of schedule so the chart can update automatically?
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Can you automate placing emails in folders in Office 365's Outlook?

I use Office for work. Frequently, I will get a massive amount of work emails in my mailbox. A regular Monday morning. This includes 0 unwanted emails, only work. I would love to know if there is a ...
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Autoresponder in Gmail for one particular address (TO this address, not FROM)

I use Gmail to work with my external POP3 accounts as well. I want to use one of them just as an autoresponding address (because I stopped working for this company but still receive emails which I don'...
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How to stop Google Apps Script responding to noreply

I have a script that I have adapted to suit my needs. function autoReply() { var interval = 5; // if the script runs every 5 minutes; change otherwise var wkend = [6,0]; // 1=Mo, 2=Tu, 3=We,...
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Any way to send Gmail Out of Office/Auto-reply at the same times every week?

Because my clients bother me out of hours I would like to have my Out of Office respond out of hours without having to set it manually every day. To comlicate matters further I want to send one ...
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Is there a way to automatically duplicate a large number of Google Sheets, name them, then copy their URLs to another sheet?

Background: For a genealogy project, I've created a Google sheet where participants enter all details of one ancestor. (FILEXXXX) In another Google sheet (not just another tab/sheet, another FILE) ...
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How can one auto create pre-filled URLs with registered addresses from a roster

We use google forms to send out tests to our students. We have a spreadsheet with rosters where we keep the info of the students (email, birthday, gender, guardian etc) for every class in our school. ...
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Are there any ways to get an email address subscribed to one list twice?

Mailchimp's practice of restricting each email address to only appear on each list once is normally (99.99% of the time) very sensible. As a seasoned Mailchimp user, I'm keenly aware of the benefits ...
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How can I automate reporting spam on Google groups?

I'm a member of a particular Google group such as: math. I want to automate the process of clicking on a messsage, either from a certain user or having a subject line such as "books", and then ...