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Questions tagged [google-docs]

For questions about the web version of Google Documents, the word processor from Google. For questions about the file manager application use tag [google-drive] instead. Do NOT normally apply both to the same question.

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Show resolved comments on Google Docs in context without re-opening them?

I have a Google Docs document when there were a lot of comments. These comments have been resolved, however, I still need to see them in context. You could re-open them, but I don't really want to do ...
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How do you move a row in a Google Docs Document table?

[The question is somewhat obsolete; the new behavior does something reasonable on a paste when you've copied an entire row. As far as I can tell, there's still no way to move a row directly. The ...
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Google Docs Section Break Page Setup

Can page setup be performed on a section in Google Docs? I create a document, and create a section break, then click File -> Page Setup, and click "apply to this section", but literally every option ...
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Is there a limit on the length of a Google doc I can save as a Word doc?

I have a 600-page document on Google Docs which I would like to save on my desktop as a Word doc, as a back-up. I go to "File" then "download as" then "Microsoft Word" which is the common way of ...
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Shortcut to insert current date in Google Docs

For example, in MS Word I can insert the current date by typing current year and dash 2018- // ... and current date appears automatically, like 2018-05-20 Sun Is there something similar in Google ...
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How to merge Google documents with PDF files automatically?

I am trying to merge different file sources into one Google doc, in a programmatic way. That means I should use Google scripting. So far I do not have problems inserting text files, images, MS Word or ...
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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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If Google Drive doesn't count Google documents against storage space, can other formats be embedded or transferred to Google documents?

According to this Google documents (Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Photos, etc.) don't count towards storage used on Google Drive. Does this mean if you copy and past an image or video into a Google ...
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Is there a way to insert Keyboard Glyphs in Google Docs?

Here on the StackExchange framework we have a nice feature, which is apparently called "Keyboard Glyphs" (cf. https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/5527/keyboard-glyphs): CTRL+Z Is there a way (...
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Link to specific part in Google Doc

How can I add a link programmatically to a specific position in Google Doc? E.g. to the string "ABC XYZ" so that is automatically scrolls to that position when use clicks on it? I want to achieve ...
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How to add an outline border to a table in Google Docs?

I am trying to add only a border outline to a table in Google Docs however when trying to make all lines except the border lines another colour, this happens: As you can see, white spots where the ...
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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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Google Docs Pages Connected

Today in my English class, I was working in a Google Doc and was bored. I double clicked on the space between pages. All of a sudden, the pages sort of "connected." I had seen this happen on ...
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I can't get the script to show in the menu of a G Suite document

I'm new to scripting and have been trying to get this URL shortener script to show in my spreadsheet. I have clicked 'debug' to authenticate the script, then what? I thought the menu item would be ...
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How can I add in a date macro to a Google doc?

Really grateful for this answer from Thomas Wiersema, but am keen to find out what the issues might be if the Utilities menu isn't showing up after you've followed his instructions via Google scripts. ...
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Recent Google Docs gone after uninstalling & reinstalling the app

I uninstalled Google Docs on my android phone yesterday evening to make space for updating WhatsApp, then reinstalled Google Docs half an hour later. Didn't think anything of it as it all backs up ...
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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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What happens to documents saved locally when they are deleted or unshared remotely

I am looking everywhere to understand how it works. Basically, I have some files I do not want to share anymore with some coworkers. I have revoked the permissions on Google Drive web interface. Now ...
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Is there any way to add sanskrit99 font to googledocs [duplicate]

I would like to copy the contents of pdf which is using Sanskrit99 font to google docs. Any idea please on how to achieve that, thanks for your help.
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Is there a way to convert DOCX to Google Docs directly in Google Drive?

Before, Google Docs would automatically convert Word files when you open it using the "Open with > Google Docs" command on Google Drive. But recently, it updated to allow native editing of Office ...
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All Google Docs URL parameters/functions/commands?

Where is the official documentation for the URL parameters/arguments? There are things like /preview, /copy, /export, #headings, ?something question mark, that I stumbled on tips and tricks articles ...
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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 hide a paragraph of information in Google Docs?

I want to hide a blob of information or a paragraph. I identified two ways to try this neither of which worked. One was to store it in a comment which takes it outside the page but I can't use ...
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How can I make multiple non-contiguous text selections in Google Docs?

Is there a keyboard shortcut or other method for Google Docs that is equivalent to Ctrl+click in MS Word which allows you to select several parts of the text that are not adjacent to each other? I ...
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Is Google Docs' maximum 400 pages?

Whenever I try to continue writing the document past ~400 pages, Google Docs disables the typing/input area and cough an error message: What is causing the problem? Is this just me or are documents ...
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Is there a way to link to highlighted sections in a Google Doc?

I have a large document that has multiple highlighted sections. The highlights are color-coded such that all blue highlights belong to one topic, while green highlights belong to another topic, etc. I ...
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How do I add a link in a Google Sheets to a specific paragraph or header in a Google Docs?

How do I add a link in a Google Sheets to a specific paragraph or header in a Google Docs?
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Resize table columns in Google Docs like AutoFit Contents in Microsoft Word

In Microsoft Word, you can resize column widths automatically using AutoFit Contents from the Layout ribbon's AutoFit pulldown menu. This resizes the selected table such that column widths are no ...
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Easy way to convert text lines into table rows?

I have a piece of text with many lines. What's the easiest way to convert these lines into rows of a Google Docs table? (Sure, I could create a table manually and 1-by-1 copy/paste each line into ...
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How to stop Google Docs from accidentally switching user accounts

I have been using Google Docs and Google Sheets for years together with the co-director of our company - switching between her account and my account when needed. Within the last couple of months I've ...
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Is it possible to have my Google Drive documents on my desktop some how?

I have about 20 documents on my Google Drive that I constantly and continuously edit. Is there a way to have quick access to them from my desktop? I use to just pin them in my browser but I can not ...
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How to automate conversion of all my Google docs to PDF or office?

The other day I decided to back up my entire Google Drive to my encrypted external hard drive. After one day downloading I managed to do it (including the pictures). Anyway, I should have known better:...
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How to automatically scroll to bottom of Google doc when it is opened?

I'm looking for a way to automatically scroll to the bottom of a Google doc every time I open it. Something functionally equivalent to this answer would be great.
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How can I create a shared URL pointing to an achor in a Google Docs document's TOC?

I have a Google Docs document which I share with other users through the Share through hyperlink feature. On that document, on every heading level 1, 2... I use Format > Paragraph style > ...
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Date and time keyboard shortcut for Google Docs document (not sheets)

I am trying to find out if I can set up a keyboard shortcut to print/type in the current date and time in a Google Docs document (not sheets). Anyone? The best I could find is an Add-on Text Factory ...
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Bring data from Google Spreadsheet to Google Documents

Is there anyway to read the data from a Google Spreadsheet (which I owh) to another Google Document, something like specifying a data source in MS Word?
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How can I succesfully create a correctly linked pdf from a complex Google Docs

I have a similar problem as TL;DR, reported here: Can’t download/export a large Google Docs document as PDF (what are the limits on Google Drive?). (n.d.). Retrieved 12 May 2019, from Web ...
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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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Inserted drawings blurry when compared to adjacent text in Google Docs

Creating and inserting a new drawing via the inbuilt Drawing tool (Insert > Drawing > New) in Google Docs results in images of noticeably lower resolution when compared to adjacent text, both within ...
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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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Can a file be dragged from Google Drive to the Gmail compose window?

I'd like to find a super-easy way to get a Google Doc or sheet into an outgoing Gmail message, in the browser. I'm imagining that if I set up two windows, one with the Gmail compose window and one ...
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Editing in Google Docs returns “Oops. A server error occurred. Please press 'Reload' in your browser”

When I work in Google Documents, I get the following error every time I edit something: Oops. A server error occurred. Please press 'Reload' in your browser This happens every 30 seconds and is ...
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Inserting non-printing Unicode control chars in Google Docs

How can I insert a Unicode non-printing character in Google Docs? for example left-to-right-mark LRM Unicode U+200E. I can see a menu option for inserting special characters for Unicode scripts, but ...
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How to automatically size tables to the entire width of a Google Doc?

When I insert a table into Google Docs (say 2x3), something magical happens: ... whenever I delete any of the three columns (say "c" in this case), the table automatically resizes the columns to span ...
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What happens to a Google Docs history and comments when a user is deleted

If a user is deleted from an organization (no ownership transfer, etc. just deleted), and that user had collaborated on some Google Docs shared with them (not owned by them), what happens to the ...
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Reference dynamic text from another document within Google Docs

I want to create a document that has ten pages in it (ten pages, each page a new set of unique information). I want that document to pull from ten unique, single page documents that users can update. ...
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Google Docs: 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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How to change the size of paper in Google Docs to custom size?

I want to change the paper size in Google Docs document, But you can only change to a few individual sizes from the list. How do I change to a custom size? I need every page of a different size. ...
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How to get inserted HTML to render in Google Docs?

I found this question, which seems to suggest I can just paste in my HTML, but when I try that it just looks like HTML, it does not render. Below is what I am pasting in: <pre style="background:...
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Zooming in result in horizontal scroll bar

I need to have two windows with a document in Google Drive open side-by-side on a laptop, with whole text column visible at larger-than-default zoom. The problem is horizontal scroll bar appearing on ...