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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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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 ...
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Any way to send Gmail auto-response at certain times every week?

I have a Gmail account that it is only monitored Monday through Thursday. I would like to set something up to automatically send a canned reply for emails received between Thursday afternoon and ...
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Having trouble getting rating sheet to update as games are entered

I keep a spreadsheet that uses the elo equation for chess where I work that updates players ratings when I enter the two players names and who won or lost (1 for win, 0 for loss). My issue is that it ...
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IMPORTHTML at a certain time of day in Google Spreadsheets

I am looking for a way to import the table from this formula once per day at a certain time instead of automatically updating as the formulas seems to do. I need to do this in order to track certain ...
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How should I automate graph generation and image output in Google Sheets?

I am trying to send graphs of data to email recipients. I would like to output images of row-specific graphs based on cells in a Google Sheets document. In combination with Google Sheets/Drive, I am ...
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Syncing Google Docs with Microsoft Onenote?

Does anyone know a way to sync Google Docs with Microsoft Onenote? If syncing is not possible, then even triggering a backup would be nice. I know that IFTTT and Zapier can copy from Evernote, but I ...
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Automate the archiving of Evernote notes on archive.is?

I have a shared Evernote notebook which I use to collect news articles for a project that I'm working on. A couple of times a week I work through the notebook and run the webpages that new notes are ...
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Automatically add photos shared with me to Google Photos

I use Google Photos for all photos I take. When we have an event, friends and I tend to share photos to each other, using Google+. I can see the photos fine - but I really want a way of making them ...
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Can I set an IFTTT recipe to only run at a specific time?

I'm using a neat little IFTTT recipe that automatically responds to text messages I receive through Google Voice. This one, to be precise. I only need it to run when I'm at work, so I've been turning ...
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Fast buy & download list of songs on Google Play

Is there an fast way to buy a bunch of songs from Google Play and download all of them as mp3 files? (A specific list of songs that is, not just any bunch of songs). There are several steps that take ...
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Auto-accept Twitter follow requests

I have more than 2000 follower requests. I want to approve them all. I thought the API would help, but apparently not. Is there some way to Auto Accept all follower requests with any script or ...
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How can I get a report of all Trello cards from certain list from several boards

I need to generate a daily report of all cards assigned to me that exist on a specific list in several boards. All my boards have the same structure so the naming of the lists is always the same. The ...
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How can I archive multiple articles on Instapaper at once?

Instapaper is useful for automatically sending articles to my Kindle. However, once they're sent they still remain in my reading list, unarchived. I'm looking for a way to automatically archive them, ...
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Post another person's tweets into Facebook group?

How can I re-tweet another person's posts into my Facebook group? I am interested on doing this automatically, since I basically want to re-tweet of all this person's tweets.
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Triggering timestamp on formula input

I'd like to have a timestamp which triggers its input depending on a cell containing a formula like =IF(ISBLANK(cell),"", time ), and not upon manual input. My script is the following and is working ...
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Automatically save Facebook photos where I have been tagged

I would like to automatically capture any photos post on Facebook in which I am tagged. For instance, a friend posts some photos from a get-together and I'm tagged in some. I'd like to be able to grab ...
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Gmail - any way to bypass autoresponder in a certain case?

I am using Google Apps for Work. I have a Google Apps account and mailbox (pmoore@example.com). That mailbox has an alias assigned to it (inbox@example.com). That mailbox has other aliases also ...
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Can I have a custom button in Gmail UI so current message will be autoreplied with canned response and archived then next one displayed?

I keep receiving hundreds of emails which I usually reply with the same Canned Response. It takes dosen of clicks per each email. Can I have a custom button in Gmail UI so current message will be ...
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Gmail Auto-Response, one time only

I want to set up auto-reply emails using scripts. We're currently using Canned Responses but the emails we're responding to just changed their setup so instead of sending the reply to the sender, we ...
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Trello/Zapier: Move card to list automatically on due date

In Trello, I've got a "Hold until Date" list. These cards have due dates, so all of the data exists such that something could programmatically watch the cards in that list until the due date has ...
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How to automatically reblog your Tumblr liked posts

Is there a way to automatically reblog1 the posts you like on Tumblr? I looked into IFTTT but couldn't find the right hooks. 1. On a different Tumblr, not the default one.
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Is it possible to automatically schedule old Tumblr posts to appear on Twitter?

I've got a large Tumblr archive and would like to tweet one post every few days to Twitter. Is there any way of doing this automatically?
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Can I configure GitHub to trigger an email, tweet, or other event when a new release is published?

I would like to send notifications to a specific set of users when a new version of our software is released. People who 'watch' the repository get notifications for releases from GitHub, but I would ...
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Is there a way to mark all mail as read at the end of every day?

Is there a way to automatically mark all the emails in my Gmail inbox as read at the end of every day? Even better, if it didn't mark the email in the 'Primary' tab read. Note: I am looking for an ...
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How do I auto-reply to text messages received through Google Voice?

I recently got a new phone number, and I want people who contact me at my old number to be automatically informed of my new number. I've ported my old phone number to Google Voice and set up a ...
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How to autoshare scheduled YouTube uploads on Facebook

On my YouTube account, I use scheduling of uploads a lot. The problem is when I do this IFTTT won't "see" my uploads. The only thing that it looks for is when you upload something publicly, and not ...
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Move unread Gmail messages to other label

Basically my company uses Gmail to manage all its emails. Emails are assigned to a user using labels. Is it possible that if a message if assigned to a label and is not read that it can be moved to ...
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Recurring email in Google Apps for Business

I need to send out weekly reminder emails from my Google Apps for Business account but it is going to be tedious and error-prone to have to manually remember and send the emails out. Can I automate ...
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Is there a way to add new GitHub repositories automatically to a team?

Say I have an organization on GitHub called ORG and a team comprising of all members in the org called TEAM_ORG. I would like any number of repositories that I ever create under the ORG GitHub ...
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How can I set up auto-reply for each email from the same sender?

I am trying to set auto generated reply in Gmail using the vacation responder. But it will send the email after 4 days if same person sends another email. I want to send reply for each email if same ...
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Is it possible to sync questions and answers that I post in all of Stack Exchange site to Twitter?

How can sync I my Twitter and Stack Exchange accounts together so that the questions and answers that I post to all of Stack Exchange sites are auto tweeted to my Twitter?
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Email Count in Zimbra

In our office we use Zimbra and we have a little administrative problem. Every Monday our secretary has to manually create an email in which the number of emails is shown for every user. She has to ...
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Can I do two actions separated by a delay of 30 minutes?

I would like to use IFTTT to turn on an outside light when triggered and then, automatically after 30 minutes, turn off the light. The trigger would be an SMS message and the switch is a Belkin WeMo ...
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How can I create a Google Spreadsheets whose name and cells auto-complete with cells completed on another sheet?

I'm using Google Spreadsheets to manage projects, and I'm not familiar with scripts or macros. What is: 1) I have a Gantt spreadsheet which lists all the ongoing and foreseen project as follows (by ...
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Auto-forwarding messages on a Facebook group to a mailing list

A group I'm a member of has people who use email only, Facebook only, and both email and Facebook. I would like to enable to the email-only people to read messages that people post on the group's ...
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Can I automatically make a Trello list from a bunch of files?

I have a folder with ~360 files on Google Drive. I would like to have a list in Trello which has one card per file, with the file attached to the card. The name of the card can be the same as the name ...
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Export CSV from a Google Spreadsheet page from command-line

I'm using a Google Spreadsheet document to configure a data-driven program. The program consumes a CSV file, which now I have to export manually from the document. It is rather inconvenient, as ...
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Monthly automatic email to one person

I have Gmail. I need the same email content sent to the same person, at the first of each month. Is there a way to set that up to happen monthly without having to think about it or do any action?
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How to have Google Spreadsheets automatically complete cells with previously used data

I'm using a Google Spreadsheet to fill in my mileage. Since I'm using many addresses more than once, I want to make the process of filling in easier by (like Excel or Open Office) having the ...
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How to unlist automation friend lists in Facebook?

In my Facerbook friend list, there are some lists that were created automatically (the one with lightning icon on their right) e.g. the lists whose names are my high school and undergraduate ...