Questions tagged [google-docs]

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How to lock a Google Docs?

I would like to lock an important Docs in Google Drive, so that modification I made in fly-by-mistakes don't get saved. I am the owner of the document. Is this possible? Or is there a feature ...
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Create a table of contents with hyperlinks in Google Docs

Is there a way to create a table of contents 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 ...
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Can I split cells within a table?

I have a table where each row might have one, two or three columns. For example, here is a similar table I made in LibreOffice Writer, using the split cell functionality: As far as I can tell, Google ...
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How to stop Google Docs automatically searching for an old “Find” query before you can enter a new one

In Google Docs the Find input field remembers old search terms, seemingly forever. When you use Command-F (control F) it does two things: it opens the find panel, but it also performs an immediate ...
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How can I change the font in Google Docs just with keyboards shortcuts?

Question I have Google Docs open in the Google Chrome browser on a Mac. Now I select a piece of text and want to change it's font just with keyboard shortcuts -- without using the mouse. Example ...
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How to put one picture partially overlapping another in Google Docs?

In Word, I can do things like this I cannot find a corresponding option in Google Docs. Is it possible?
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How to apply a Google Docs template styles to an existing doc

I have a Google Document that was created using default styles. Our company has since created some Google Docs templates to use for styling. I'd like to apply the template's styling to this existing ...
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Paste and Match Style in Safari not working in Google Apps (Slides/Docs etc)

I've been using CMD+Shift+V on Chrome and Firefox for a while now, but now that both Chrome and Firefox are giving me lots of issues with my tablet and other Slides functions I've swapped back to ...
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What is the shortcut key to toggle between Suggesting and Editing modes in Google Docs?

When copying content into Docs, for collaborative editing, there are some changes that I would like to get confirmation on (in Suggesting mode) and others that I want to make silently (in Editing mode)...
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Copy and paste text with comments

I've got 2 google drive documents that have comments in them, made using the comments tool. I'd like to copy and paste text along with its comments between the 2 documents is that possible?
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How do I transfer documents from Google Apps to another Google Account outside of that organization?

I have a Google Apps account as part of my school, but I'm going to be graduating shortly. I want to transfer ownership of my documents to my personal Google Drive account. However, when I do so from ...
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Do a user's access permissions to a document change if they are removed from the Google Group?

If we have a Google Document and share it with a Google Group, then remove 1 user from that Google Group, will the user who was removed still have access to the Google Document (either as a copy ...
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Finding a Google Doc that was accessed through a link

I found a useful Google Doc online, but I accidentally deleted the document from my Google Drive, and now I can't find it anywhere. The Doc doesn't show up in Trash, it doesn't show that I ever opened ...
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Can you specify an accout to use with Google's “.new” doc creation URL?

I am usually logged in to multiple Google accounts, and I have been using links like these to create sheets (docs, etc.) in the respective accounts: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets**/u/0**/...
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Can I format the Google Docs Table of Contents to only include certain headers?

I would like to have the Table of Contents only include Heading 1 and not any of the others. Is there a way to set the table to contents to NOT include certain headings?
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Can indirectly shared Google Docs be monitored by admins?

My Google Drive (company provided: example@examplecompany.com) is getting pretty full, and I've been going through it and deleting files. I came across a rather inappropriate Doc someone sent to me. ...
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Google Docs sporadically disconnects and reconnects while editing

Recently an issue has cropped up when editing in google docs. Normally when editing there's an indicator up top that shows when your work is in the process of being saved, and switches to "All changes ...
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Can I get header numbering in Google Docs?

Is there a way to automatically number headings in Google Docs? It used to be possible with CSS but this feature isn't supported anymore in the new Google Docs version.
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Define numbering for numbered list item on a lower level

I have a document with several headings and subheadings that shall be numbered. The numbering style is supposed to be as follows: 1. Heading [paragraph] 1.1 Subheading [paragraph] 2. ...
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Does Google Docs support sequential fields?

In MS Word, you can have sequential form fields, for instance, a document could have a field like Chapter {N}, where the actual number increases sequentially, incrementing after each occurence. This ...
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Numbered list with Cyrillic letters

In Google Docs, I would like to have a numbered list using Cyrillic letters, such as: а б в г д The regular choices for numbered lists offer the options of Arabic numerals, Latin lowercase,...
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Default all Google Apps to English

I am currently travelling in Europe and every time I visit Google.com, or any Google Apps, like Sheets or Docs, it defaults to the region locale... Currently, Google Sheets is showing me all menus in ...
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Automatically create a calendar document using Google Drive and Google Apps Script

Is it possible to use Google Apps Script to 'automatically' create a calendar document in Google Drive with the following document features. Traditional calendar table Accurate month and year ...
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How to create a Google sign-up sheet

Is it possible to create a Google sign-up form accessible via iPhone etc. without the need for a Google account? We find we can open from a computer but not a phone if you don't have an account.
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Connect a single cell of a Google Sheet to a Google doc

To get data from a google sheet into a google doc where the latter updates when the sheet is changed I can simply select more than one cell, use edit-copy in the sheet and then edit-paste- and choose "...
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Convert Non google URL image links in a Google Document with actual images

I am trying to do something very similar to another thread (Convert all links to images in a Google Document with actual images) but with non google stored URL links. DriveApp only works for google, ...
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How to manually add a point to document outline in Google Documents?

Google Docs has not automatically added put all my headings into the document outline (this may be because the heading that is not included is right after the title). Is there a way to manually add a ...
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Convert all links to images in a Google Document with actual images

I've got a few Google Docs that contain some paragraphs of text and multiple Drive links in the following format: https://drive.google.com/open?id=XXXX How can I use a script to replace all the ...
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Google Docs page overview vs. MS Word page overview

I'm looking for a solution/workaround for: Google Docs does not provide a comprehensive page view as does MS Word. For example, when a Google doc is more than one page, there appears to be no method ...
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Create conditional formatting for a table in google docs

So maybe someone can help me out with this. I have a Google sheet that I merge using AutoCrat to a google doc. The doc has 3 tables and one is priority - red, yellow, green. I am trying to put ...
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Page headers for sections in a Google doc

I want to use different page headers for each section of a Google doc. When I edit a page header, the Options menu offers Whole document, This section, and From this point forward. No matter which I ...
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Inserting replaceable text for later?

I don't know how this functionality is called, but I think Word had it for years. Basically, I want to do something like this: {Character1} just got out of his bed when he heard a loud noise outside. ...
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How to make a list like 1.1, 1.2 with Google Docs?

I tried everything and this just doesn't seem to be possible anymore? It can do 1.1 Text 2.1 Text but not 1.1 Text 1.2 Text
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How to create a new paragraph within a list item?

I am maintaining a Google docs document that contains questions and answers for programming tests in our university. It's public, so you can see it. The problem I have is that every item is a list ...
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Table of contents has one page wrong

I have a large (92) page document in Google Docs. The entire document (including the table of contents) has page numbers. The Table of Contents is showing the first heading (letter of intent) as to ...
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Why does Google Docs make some H1 headings bold in the Table of Contents and some not bold?

In my Google docs document I have added a Table of Contents. It's the kind with page numbers. In the Table of Contents, some of the Heading 1 (top-level) headings are bold, and some are not bold. Why? ...
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How to change the size of an embedded Google Docs document?

Preamble By embedding a Google Docs document into a web page using the provided iFrame data <iframe src="https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/your_google_doc_id/pub?embedded=true"></iframe&...
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How can I get rid of the sidebar pullout tab in the new Google Docs?

The tab annoyingly covers up the scrollbar, as seen in this screenshot: How can I disable it completely? I never want to use the sidebar, ever. I have very few extensions. The only relevant one is ...
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In Google Docs can the entire background colour for a piece of text be changed?

I know there's highlighting the background of text, but this only applies to the background around the text. Can the entire background be changed in colour so it doesn't look all choppy? I need ...
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Which filename extensions are NOT safe to move outside of a syncing Google Drive folder? (because the corresponding Google Docs will be deleted)

When syncing Google Drive to your computer, the following SHORTCUT files will be synced, which link to the online web-based Google Docs documents... .gdoc .gslides .gsheet .gdraw .gtable .gform ...
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How to disable suggestions in Google docs

I've written a doc and I keep getting suggestions on it it's unreadable. How do I turn comments off?
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How to duplicate a graph in Google Docs and use a separate source/link of data

When I copy and paste a graph in Google Docs, it makes 2 graphs, linked to the same spreadsheet. I'm looking to make 100 identically-styled graphs and quickly modify each one by editing the data in ...
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Can't download/export a large Google Docs document as PDF (what are the limits on Google Drive?)

TL;DR I have a very large Google Docs document which can not be exported to PDF*, but I can download it in all the other supported formats, which unfortunately do not fit my needs. What are the ...
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Google Docs auto bold formatting

How to automatically make any sentence starting with Q: and ending with ? bold? For example if Q: Who does the program plan? is typed in a Google Doc it should turn bold. I am looking at options like ...
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Navigate menu with keyboard shortcuts

In the past when I opened a menu with a shortcut key (for example Alt + f) the menu itself would open. Now the shortcut keys are displayed but the menu is not opened, this makes it way harder to ...
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Force Google Docs/Sheets to ALWAYS paste values only (merge formatting)

I do a LOT of copying from external sources and pasting into Google Docs/Sheets. Is this at all possible? I know the keyboard shortcut but can't seem to get used to it. Would save me so much time!
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Creating Tabs in Google Docs

I know in Google Sheets you can compile multiple spreadsheets by using the tab feature at the bottom. I was wondering if there is any way to do this with Google Docs.
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How can I float text by text in Google Docs

See the attached image below, which shows that a side-note is added so that the normal text of the document "floats around it": How is that technique called - Is there a name for it? And how can I ...
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Always a blank line above where I insert a table?

In Google Docs, when I insert a table, there seem to be always a blank line above the table. See the screenshot below. How do I prevent that?
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How to remove automatic negative indent from Google Documents?

When I write a paragraph in Google Documents, they get a very distinctive negative indent on the first line. I don't want that. I want my paragraphs to have no indent at all. How do I get that? Here ...