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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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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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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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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

I can't figure out how to make a page horizontal.
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Using script to change the look of built-in paragraph styles in Google docs

I need to edit the look of the styles in Google docs. I'm using script to insert text into a blank document. Before I insert the text I define the look of new styles like this: var vedlegget = {}; ...
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how to render keyboard buttons on google docs

I like how in SO markdown, you can render buttons like this j etc. Is there a way to do that on google docs?
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Keyboard shortcut for strike-through

Is there a key shortcut for the "strike through" feature using a Google Doc on a Chromebook? I have tried the ideas already listed from the answers given and they don't work.
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Different style for odd/even pages' page number

I've created a document, with the first page not counted and other pages have a page number in the header. Then since I want to make it like a book, I should have an odd page number at top left and ...
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Let changes be accepted only by admin in Google Docs

I have a Google Docs document and I want to let everybody with the link suggest changes on it, so an admin would accept the correct changes on the document. I just found the "suggesting" mode, but it ...
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Update footer date, don't clear the contents

This lovely bit of code for a Google Doc template I use, does exactly what I need it to do except it clears all of the content in my footer instead of just the date. Is there any way to get just the ...
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Why did Google Docs suddenly start consolidating all multiple-newline sequences into single newlines?

Up until yesterday, documents looking like this (note the 2, 3, then 4 newlines between letters): a b c d Would be copied and pasted in plain text (e.g. in a plain text area on a web page, or a ...
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How can I change all text with the background color X to the background color Y in Google document?

How can I change all text with the background color X to the background color Y in Google document? E.g., changing yellow highlights into blue highlights: to
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Migrating from Evernote to Google Docs

For numerous reasons, I've decided to ditch Evernote, and find Google Docs to be the best replacement. Now I want to migrate all my (thousands of) notes. Exporting HTML from Evernote and then ...
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How to see latest changes in a Google Doc

I have a 112-page Google Doc. It has 10 versions. I selected the latest version in version history, but there 112 pages. How can I see the latest changes?
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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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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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Unable to submit form opened by Google Sheets

I have created a script that receives the POST of an HTML form, then updates a Google Sheets with the content of the POST. The script has been published "Deploy as web app ...". The form is defined ...
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How do I recover formatting of logical elements in a Google document?

I created a properly structured Google doc with correct title, heading 1..4 and "normal text" &c. A "contributor" (&%&%^$!!!!!) did Ctrl-A and set font and font size for the whole ...
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How to save a Google Docs to PDF

I generally use Google Docs to create my documents and most of the time, I have to export it to PDF. The problem is that sometimes I need to save this PDF in Google Drive. So far, I do: Download the ...
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How can I reassign a comment in Google Docs?

Is it possible to reassign a comment to another person? For example, to assign the comment to a person who commented on the comment thread as well.
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Bolding equations in Google Docs (rather than LaTeX)?

I started writing a lengthy theoretical physics paper in Google Docs using the basic equation editor (I was advised not to use LaTeX for this undergrad project). I know about the add-on that converts ...
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Define special inline styles in Google Docs

I am using Google Docs to write some documents. At certain points, I have to write inline some formulas I would like to have a different font, letter size and color. I like to experiment with ...
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Open local documents with Google Docs (offline)

Google Docs can be used offline if you install the Chrome add on. Moreover, I can upload local documents to Google Drive and work with them in Google Docs. Now suppose that I am offline and I have a ...
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Mix numbers of columns in Google Docs

Is there a way to control the number of columns on a page-by-page basis? It seems that he number of columns is a global setting and the only strategy that I've come up with for getting around it is ...
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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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Table of contents doesn't work

I'm trying to add a table of contents to a document in Google Docs using Insert > Table of contents menu but it doesn't show any headings. Here is a sample document: https://docs.google.com/document/...
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How to calculate SUM in Google Docs?

I have a simple table in a Google Docs and now need to sum the whole column but can't find button like in Sheets:
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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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Copying text into Google Docs

I want to be able to copy text from converted PDF documents into a Google Docs. What I am finding with the current document is that the text only covers the left side of the page. I want it to look ...
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Is there an URL that will let me create a Google Doc for a specific Google account I'm signed into?

I have a Personal and Work account with Google. I use Google Docs to take notes, but every time I want to create a new document for work, it requires me to switch accounts. Gmail lets you access ...
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Hint system in Google Docs

Is there any way to integrate hint machinery similar to the one used on puzzling.stackexchange.com inside a Google Docs? That is, I want that hidden text is revealed after a certain user request (as ...
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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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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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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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Is there a manual hyphenation in Google Docs (word break)?

Is there a way how to set manual word breaks with a hyphenation character in Google Docs? I do not mean setting a manual - but an invisible character. I searched the help and forums but just found ...
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Add myself to CC list for a Google Docs

My coworker created a Google Docs that several people are adding comments to. However, currently I don't get emails / notifications when the comments are added, and I have to keep reopening the page ...
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Send readers of Google document to “Viewing” mode instead of “Suggesting” mode

Is there any way to send the readers of a Google document to "Viewing" mode instead of the default "Suggesting" mode using a public URL? With the current behavior it is an administrative burden for ...
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Google docs/sheets won't show

My Google docs and sheets won't show up. However, my Google forms will and I can get on the drive, admin, etc. This is only happening on one computer, so must be in settings. Other computers work and ...