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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 ...
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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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Weird behavior with “Wrap Text” in tables

I'm trying to add an image at the beginning of cell of a table that Wraps text however, for some bizarre reason it seems also block out space in the cell to the right. Where as, I'd expect something ...
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French Quotation marks problem

I'm using Google docs and write in French. Therefore the quotation marks I need are : «…» but Google docs only shows me the English ones: “…”. Does anyone know how to replace them by default by the ...
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Using Google Apps Script add-on without publishing

I've just written my first Apps Script add-on for showing some links in a sidebar of a Docs document. It looks like the way I created it made it bound to a specific document (the one from which I ...
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Is it possible to import LaTeX document (with formating) into Google-docs?

I prepared a resume / CV using moderncv (http://www.latextemplates.com/template/moderncv-cv-and-cover-letter) in LaTeX. Is there any possibility to import my document into Google-Docs? Since LaTeX is ...
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How to turn off the auto-bold when writing # (pound, hash) in Google Docs

Whenever I use the # symbol, the whole line in Google Docs is changed to bold. How can I stop this? I cannot find the feature under Tools > Preferences. And I'd like to keep the "Automatic ...
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Locating third-party Google Docs web apps

I got an e-mail from Google today, warning me to "Remove risky access to your data". According to the security checkup, there are two third-party apps which "have extensive access to [my] personal ...
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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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Search Revision History in Google Docs?

Changes are automatically saved in a Google Docs. However, a typical search across Google Docs does not include the revisions. Similarly, these forum discussions sought an answer to the same problem:...
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How can I get a custom outline numbering template in Google Docs?

I've seen a few questions around about what I thought was outline numbering, but instead was about headings. I'm specifically talking outline number formatting. I wish to make an outline in the ...
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When a google doc is being simultaneously editted what's the sequence of events before screen update?

I recently watched someone edit a Google document while three others, in different locations, were also making edits and/or using the chat facility to comment on the process. The response was ...
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Saving Google Doc as PDF isn't showing all images

I'm trying to set up a Google Sheet that populates fields and inserts images in a Google Doc template and downloads it as a PDF. I'm having some trouble with the images part - in particular, when I ...
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PDFview in Google Docs

I want to preview PDF in google docs. I use 'http://docs.google.com/gview?url=mypdfurl'.I try to access pdf using localhost http connection. Sometime it is working fine and after some time It gives ...
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License for public Google Docs?

If I make a Google Drive document publicly accessible, can others use that information as they wish or is there a license that applies? For example, if I record experimental data in a spreadsheet and ...
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Is this an easter egg of Google Docs?

So today is Friday for me and I notice something - https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/?tgif=d tgif- Thank God it's Friday Is it an easter egg or some kind of actual parameter?
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Merge multiple fonts into one font in Google docs

I have a report in a Google doc, that is compiled out of many smaller sections which were written by different people. Thus there is no standard heading1, heading2, body, font sizes. (For example, ...
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Can't access Google Docs with different email?

I have a google account. Someone sent a link to access a google doc to my email me@somedomain.com. I added me@somedomain.com as an alternate in my google account. It still does not allow me to access ...
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Create new Google docs table column without resizing current ones

When I create a new (Google docs) table column, it resizes my current ones. How can that be stopped?
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How can I update all linked slides in Google Slides document at once?

I have a document in Google Slides document. The document is a series of slides, some of which are linked from other Google Slides documents. How can I update all linked slides in Google Slides ...
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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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Google Docs strike-through shortcut not working on Mac in Chrome

According to the menu, the shortcut is Cmd + Shift + X, but it doesn't work. It works in Safari, but not Chrome. I tried it on my old Mac (a few OS versions behind) and got the same result. I even ...
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How to force Google Drive Make a copy to store it into the original folder

How do I change Google Docs to always make the copy of a document in the same folder as the original document, and not store it into My Drive: I want to do this within the Make a copy operation, not ...
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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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Is Google Docs spell checking currently broken?

I've used Menu File-Language to check several docs. Then Tools - Spelling - Spell Check. All I get as results is No Spelling Suggestions. French language does not show any corrections, on a French ...
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Automatically create link when pasting URL in Google Docs

Long story short, I regularly paste batches of hyperlinks into Google Docs. When they're copied, they're unlinked and purely raw text. When pasting it into Google Docs however, those links (...
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Google doc 100+ pages: how to automatically makes it load all the page (without having to wait)

I'm working on a 100+ pages google doc in chrome. Each time I open it, I need to wait for all the pages to load (I see the page increasing when I hover the scroll bar on the right). The problem is ...
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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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Annotate a Google Slides Presentation using touchpad / pen

I am an educator and I use Google slides for my courses. I would like to be able to draw-on/annotate my slides with a touch device (iPad, Android tablet, etc) during a presentation. I realize that if ...
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Is it possible to use tab stops in the header of a Google Doc?

I learned from a previous question how to use tab stops to left- and right-align separate strings of text on the same line in a Google Doc. I'd like to do that in a header. Is it possible? I've added ...
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Does Google Sheets/Docs have a desktop client?

Other web apps like Trello and Airtable have desktop versions of the app via electron.js. Is there a similar solution (provided by Google or 3rd party) for Google Sheets or any other G suite apps?
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Google drive keyboard shortcuts not working with non-US keyboard

Some important keyboard shortcuts in Google Drive and Google Docs seem not to work on a non-US keyboard, at least on Macs. For example, I have a French keyboard and in Google Drive, hitting "/" opens ...
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Make a page horizontal on Google Docs [duplicate]

I can't figure out how to make a page horizontal.