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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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Is it possible to reverse engineer a Google Doc into Google Apps Script File?

I'm trying to figure out if it is it possible to reverse engineer a Google Doc into Google Apps Script File? I'd like to be able to evaluate a Google Doc (GD#1) by its URL and convert that doc into a ...
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Insert a link to a specific page of a Google Doc in a Google Spreadsheet

I need to insert a link to a specific page of a Google Doc in a cell of a Google Spreadsheet. Is that possible?
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In Google Docs, how do I make every paragraph have its own #heading tag in its URL without using a Style?

I have some documents in which every paragraph has its own #heading URL tag, even if it is Normal Text (no Style applied), and it helps a lot to externally refer to a specific part of the document, ...
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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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Inserting multiple page breaks (after each table)

I have google docs with many tables. I want every table to start in a new page. Is there a way to insert a page break after each table in the document, all at once? I used to insert them one by one ...
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Edit the Custom Colors for Text Colors in Google Docs

tl;dr the Google Docs color pallete has colors I want and other I do not want. How can I remove some colors? In Google Docs, I cannot change a Custom Text Color. If I select Custom Colors for a Text ...
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Google Doc - applying headers to single line only - after pasting as plain text

The issue: https://youtu.be/OXS3wTR7YJw Make notes in "Notes" (better for offline) Paste into Google Doc Apply a header Sh!t the whole thing is formatted now Related but not the same: Create ...
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Removing Styles In Google Docs?

I'm working on a corporate document template and had all of my styles in perfect order until I noticed there was an extra style. I used that style to see where it came from and it added another style. ...
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Enormous green disk

When I open a Google Docs document anonymously from my desktop computer (Windows 7 + Firefox esr 52), I always get this enormous green disk at the bottom right: Clicking on it has no effect, except ...
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Does anyone know what the different colors mean after using OCR in Google Docs?

Google Docs when using OCR on an image converts the document to text. However the text are all different colors on a spectrum. Does anyone know why different colors are created for different text? ...
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Create keystroke to a script [duplicate]

In Google "documents" (not Spreadsheets), I've a script to insert Date. How do I create a keystroke to activate the script?
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Changing a Google Doc with links into a PDF

I am making a Google Doc with hyper links for a college course. To turn in the project I must put it into PDF form. Will this work, and if so, how?
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Change Y-axis Series' aggregation function from Sum to Average in Google Sheets' Bar Charts

I need to do something pretty basic - change the (Y-axis) "Series"' aggregation function from Sum to Average in a Google Sheets bar chart. I see how to do so in the official documentation and in the ...
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How to remove a header and footer from a Google Drive document? [duplicate]

Is there a way to remove a header and footer from a Google Drive document?
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Insert Date When Enter is Pressed in Google Docs?

I'm trying to create a document that serves as an Event Log. For that I would like that once the enter is pressed, the date and time are automatically inserted. I am new with App Script. I think I ...
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Is there a way to ban a domain in Google Docs

I used to write blogs for a B2B client in a niche field. Those blogs did really well (#1 SERP for a lot of crucial words in our industry.) Now, I'm writing for a new client in the same sector and ...
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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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How to rescue my work if Google Docs crashes

Google Docs didn't save some changes and crashed with the message Unable to load file. Try to load it again or send an error report. [Reload] I see the text I wrote in the background, but I can't ...
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How to compare two Google Document versions that are not successive?

How to compare two Google Document versions that are not successive? I know that is possible to compare a version with its immediate previous version. But, I wonder if it’s possible to compare two ...
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MacOS How to do ⌘+\ shortcut?

I'm new to MacOS and need to work on Google Doc, I often use the 'Clear Formatting' KeyBoard Shortcut which is ALT+SPACE on Windows. But ⌘+SPACE doesn't work on Google Doc and an alternative seems to ...
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Auto format specific words

I'd like Google Docs to automatically apply a format, given the specific words and expressions. Example: if I write the word "spell", then the text goes pink and bold, and if I write "outstanding ...
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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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Shortcut for creating Google Docs file in Windows?

As far as I know.. if I'm browsing on my windows file explorer folders, and I want to create new document inside the current folder I'm at (lets say this folder is synced with Google Drive). So the ...
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Everyone in my organization call see *all* of my Google Sheets (spreadsheet) documents. How do I prevent default access from within my organization?

A few minutes ago, I hopped on a co-workers computer who was working with Excel for inventory tracking, trying to get her to use Google Sheets instead. After logging her in, I was (very) surprised to ...
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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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Add additional fonts to “My fonts” within Google Docs

I've noticed that you can now add your own fonts to Google Docs. When clicking the More fonts... button, the following dialog box appears: On the right hand side, the My fonts section shows some ...
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Unable to delete blank page after Table

In this google doc that has a blank second page, I can't seem to find a way to delete it (assuming I can't change the table in any way). It doesn't seem to be a newline or a whitespace character. ...
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How do I wrap/unwrap text in a table in Google Docs?

Apologies but this is driving me crazy I just want to unwrap the text in this cell so that it is on one line. How is this done in Google Docs? I don't see the button for it
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Strange sharing warning in Google Docs

When sharing some slides in Google Slides I get a message like This document contains United States - Driver's License Numbers. Are you sure you want to share it with people outside your ...
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How to set a single page's properties? [duplicate]

The goal is to selectively configure a single page of a multi-page document to: landscape (hyperlink to similar, yet a subset of this question) and paper size A3. The hope is that the link is ...
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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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How to extract a link URL from one word within a paragraph element in Google Docs with Google Apps Script

I'm trying to pull the URL of a hyperlinked word from within a paragraph element in a Google Document using Google Apps Script. Below are two GAS functions. The 1st doesn't work. The hyperlink is only ...
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Adding a Generated QR Code from Google Sheet to an Avery “Mail merge” template in Google Docs

Using the Avery Google Docs Add-on I am attempting to make some labels with QR codes on them. You will need to open Google Docs then install the add-on in docs. you will also need a spreadsheet ...
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Linked spreadsheet data to document

I have created a Google document that links to tables in a Google spreadsheet. Now I want to copy both the spreadsheet and the document. However, the link remains to the original spreadsheet. Where ...
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How to change the default font & font size in Google Documents? [duplicate]

I really hate Arial, which happens to be the default for Google Docs. Does anyone know if there is a way to change the default font and font size in Google Docs? Thanks.
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How do you change the default indent and set your own in Google Documents?

I don't like how the default when you open a new Google Doc is no first line indent. Is there a way to customize the default?
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Footnotes in Google Docs

I need to add some footnotes in a Google Doc page. I know how to add a single footnote (Insert=>Footnote), but I have the following problems 1) The inserted footnote size is 10. I need to change it ...
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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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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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What is the hotkey for adding rows in Google Docs?

After 1/2 hour of googling to no avail, I am ready to ask this here: As the title says, what is the hotkey for adding/removing rows in an already existing table in Google Docs? It seems excessively ...
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How do I automatically start an add on for Google Docs?

I'm currently using the Code Blocks add on for Google Docs but everytime I open a new tab, it requires a manual restart. Is there anything that can be done, perhaps writing something custom (like ...
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Using Google Docs to fit criteria set by professor for paper

My friend's college professor asked her to write a paper for class with the following criteria: written in MS word A4 paper, margins 35mm on top, 30mm on sides and bottom font size 11pt (it's a ...
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Google Docs Notification 10 minutes too late?

I am using Google Docs together with my father. When I add a comment somewhere he gets instantly an email that I have added something. When he adds a comment I get an email always about 10 minutes ...
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How do I use shortcuts on Google web apps which conflict with macOS shortcuts?

When using Google Docs on macOS, the shortcut that Google has for adding a comment seems to be ⌘⎇M, which happens to be the same system-wide shortcut for minimizing all of the windows of a particular ...
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How can I automate Find & Replace (to change the colours of certain symbols) in Google Docs?

How can I automate find & replace, specifically to colour all suit symbols document wide? I write bridge articles (card game), and I need to automate this formatting all the time: Find all "♣" ...
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Importing sheet into Google Docs but cell images are not shown

I am importing Google Sheet (with images embedded into cells with =image("img_url")) into Google Docs document but the images are not displayed, just the text data. Any idea how to achieve that ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to have Google correct one misspelled word?

When I look at the keyboard shortcuts for Google Docs, there are shortcuts listed to move forward and backwards between misspelt words, which work. Is there a keyboard shortcut to fix a misspelt word?...
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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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Google Docs amalgamated history diff: Is it really once only?

If several edits have been made since the last time I viewed a document, Google Docs gives a link at the top of the document that takes you to a special view showing ALL of these changes. However, if ...