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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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Is it possible to make letters upright (non-italic) in equations in Google Docs?

On this forum answer on Google Docs it is mentioned that commands such as \mathrm{} should be possible. Just like in regular LaTeX (or MathJax). I cannot make this command work on my page, though. ...
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Google Docs form attachments

I have created a Google Docs form where respondents can upload attachments. I gave edit privileges to other colleagues but every time they go and check form responses they need my approval to open the ...
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Converting all PNG images in Google Drive to text (OCR)

I found Google Drive the best OCR for Persian texts. The problem is Google Drive doesn't convert files larger than 2MB so I can't use big PDFs. So I extracted all pages from PDF into PNG images. Now,...
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Google Spreadsheets SUMIF look to previous row

I want to make SUMIF in Google Spreadsheets look at the previous row for its evaluation. So if my sheet looks like this: trigger, value1 something, value2 I want it to add value2, because the ...
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Table forces following text onto next page after editing in LibreOffice

I created a document in Google Docs, downloaded in Open Document Format, edited with LibreOffice Writer, then uploaded the edited document back to Google Docs. In the new document: There exists a ...
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How can I link to revision history overview of a (word) document on Google Docs?

Is it possible to link directly to the revision history of a document in google docs, in particular a word document? I need to link to the revision overview, not a specific revision. I tried to ...
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Line After Table

It seems that if you insert a table into a document, there is always a new line after it. This can be quite frustrating if the table is tall, as it keeps adding a blank page that is not required ...
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Remove line below table in header

I have a table in my header, after the table I would like for the content of my page to just start, but there there is a line after the table that I cannot remove which is making my spacing not work ...
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Can I be notified if a Google Drive (Sheets or Docs) document is changed?

I have a couple of documents in Google Sheets/Docs that, whenever they are changed by people they are shared with, I'd like to be notified (don't care if the difference of the change is sent, just "...
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Google Drive document parent folder link missing after update [closed]

After a recent update of Google Drive, we can no longer navigate to the folder containing the open document. The below image shows what the folder dialog used to look like. Clicking the folder link (...
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Can a shared snack schedule be configured in google docs?

I would like to share a spreadsheet with several contacts - these contacts are parents of kids on my soccer team. The spreadsheet should have one column with a fixed list of dates, the second ...
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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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Formula for adding columns of a row till the last column in Google Spreadsheet

I want to sum the columns of a row and display the sum in the last column. As shown in the example below sum of each row is displayed in column TOTAL COL1 COL2 COL3 COL4 TOTAL ...
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How can I do “page break before” paragraph formatting in Google Docs?

I see that "keep with next" was something a user could do at one point in Docs, but no longer. Can users do other paragraph formatting options, especially Page break before a specific text style?
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How to make links that redirect you to the same document in google docs?

How to make links that redirect you to the same document in google docs? I'm quoting some stuff in google docs. How can I make it similar to wiki style? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia I ...
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Google Docs PDF export has extra blank pages at the end of the document

I use G Suite at work. I want a stand-alone PDF version of the Docs document I am editing. When I export a 4-page document, I end up with a 6-page PDF. The 5th and 6th pages are blank. Why? Anyone ...
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How do I prevent Google Docs from changing (some) spaces to tabs when pasting from text editor?

What's worse is that in some cases it behaves as if it gets rid of the 4 spaces instead of replacing with a tab. This does horrible things to any ASCII diagrams appearing in code. Ex: take the ...
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Why are my edits and presence anonymous in Google document when I'm signed in?

I edited a Google spreadsheet document, while logged with my Google account. After looking into revision history, I could see that the revision is not under my name but under "All anonymous users". I ...
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URL to create a new Google document from a template

Can you use a URL to create a new Google Document/Spreadsheet/Presentation from a template? Related questions (but don't answer this specific problem): URL to create a new Google document Craft URL ...
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Is there anything like a symlink in Google Docs?

For instance, I'd like to share my resume (in 3 formats) with a recruiter. I'd also like those links to be valid at all times but also be up to date if I upload a new PDF / DOCX / ODT file to Google ...
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Lost access to external Google login

I was using my university address with Google web services. Now after my graduation I cannot access this university account any more. However, there are still important documents on my Google Docs. ...
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Tracking the origination of a Google Doc

I am a recent victim of "revenge porn." Unfortunately a crazy ex-girl friend of my ex-boyfriend, found some personal pictures of me (that he never deleted) and posted them online in a Google Doc. I ...
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How to move page numbers in a Google Doc?

I am presently working on an application that very specifically requires me to have page numbers in the top left hand corner. As I do not have Word on my present computer, and am most familiar with ...
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Creating bibliographic “Works Cited” page in Google Docs

A previous question asked how to add citations in Google Docs. The proposed solution was to use the built in Research Tool under Tools → Explore. Unfortunately, the research tool adds citations to ...
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How to add an unlisted font in Google Docs

I really want the font UnifrakturCook. I tried the Extensis fonts add-on, and it's not working. How can I get the font onto my Google Doc?
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How can you get the page count of the selected documents in Google Drive?

My Google Drive has a large number of documents at this. Occasionally, I'll want to look at various statistics about the documents I've created (e.g. total number of pages I've written, total number ...
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Why doesn't Grammarly work in Google Docs?

Grammarly doesn't work with Google Docs. If you have the Grammarly extension on your browser, there is a little x over the icon. Is this due to some disagreement between the companies, or some ...
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Can Google Docs auto-correct capitalization?

In Microsoft Word, you can change capitalization in a document using the Change Case button. It includes options for Sentence case, lowercase, UPPERCASE, Capitalize Each Word, and tOGGLE cASE. Does ...
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How do I replace a sequence of placeholder images in Google Docs?

I have a Google Doc document featuring a series of placeholder images. I need to replace each image with a series of images from a local folder. In theory, this is a meaningless task, but so far, my ...
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Add my scripts or add-ons to new Google doc

I've created a script or add on for my Google Document. The script exports the content to basic HTML. When I create a new doc I can't find a way to import the scripts from the existing document. From ...
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How can one trigger save in Google document?

Google documents are automatically saved when the user made modifications to the documents. However, if the Internet connection is poor, after around one minute the user might see: and the user would ...
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Removing file from Google Docs

I have added a file to google docs, which is not as similar to making a copy. It is like making a shortcut like thing (in windows terminology) or link like thing (in linux terminolgy) with a catch ...
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Google Docs keyboard shortcut for up and down arrow

Google Docs has keyboard shortcuts for right arrow (→) as well as left arrow (←). I was wondering is there any keyboard shortcut for up (↑) and down (↓) arrows. I found that I could press Ctrl+/ for a ...
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How can I hide my name on a shared Google Doc?

Just realized my name is clear as day on my documents that I'm sharing with strangers. Meanwhile they all show up as "Anonymous %animal%". How do I make it so my name doesn't show up?
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“Accept change” and “reject change” keyboard shortcuts in Google Docs

Do these not exist? I found it so handy using Lyx for a project recently, to be able to quickly keyboard-navigate and accept/reject, with no mouse involvement. For one thing, Google Docs' navigation ...
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How to remove the extra indent on list after the 10th item in Google Docs

I want to remove the extra indentation that appears on a list after the 10th item: 8. This is a line 9. This is a long line that gets wrapped to the next line because it has a lot of characters ...
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How do I email collaborators of a change I made in a shared Google document

I used to be able to email collaborators when I made a change to a Google doc but that option is no longer available. Any suggestions?
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Google Docs reference to specific number of numbered list

I am creating a long list with many (>50) references to previous list numbers in Google Docs. Here is a simplified example: Do A Go to B Wash C Pick up D Clean E Repeat Step 2 Buy F If I delete "1. ...
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How can I view a Google document that says “File will be deleted soon”?

I am trying to view this Google document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-KxI1oZl9A0DMewZBJArUPPKUrVLYr4FrDey5d_3QR0/edit When I open the Google document, it says File will be deleted ...
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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 I make Google Apps Scripts appear on all Docs?

I made a Google Apps Script to email myself a PDF of the document, with a menu that shows in Google Docs. I put in the code of one document. Now how do I make that menu show for all of my documents?
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(How) can I delegate Google Apps access from one G account to another?

How can I delegate Google Apps access from one G account to another? It's possible with Google Calendar, but I haven't found a way to do it with Google Apps. I especially want it for documents and ...
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How sustainable is using a template for Google Docs

I am thinking about using a template in Google Docs (flow chart, context diagram). Now these templates are designed by private persons and I am asking how sustainable are these templates. I mean if I ...
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Integrating Google Docs and Sheets

Is there any way to integrate Google Docs and Sheets for this case?: I've a spreadsheet with data: id, Surname, NameOfProject, Date1, Date2, etc. and a massive number of similar documents to prepare, ...
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Google Docs missing

Is there a reason why I cannot now see the Google Docs questionnaire that staff accessed regularly and the responses were collated on a spreadsheet. For some reason all my Google documents just can't ...
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How do I add current date to a document footer automatically in Google Docs?

I want to add the current date to a document footer automatically in Google Docs. All I found was this script: /** * The onOpen function runs automatically when the Google Docs document is * ...
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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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Export of Google Docs Automatic substitution items to text file?

Google Docs has the ability to add items to the automatic substitution list in a nice way with the UI. I would like to take advantage of my list to be able to obtain a .csv or other text file with all ...
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Moving Google Form into Google Docs

My daughter has a survey in Google Form and wants to put the form as an appendix in her Google Doc. Is there any way to produce a "Word" version of the form--with the questions and check boxes as one ...
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Find and Replace Hyperlinks in Google Document

I have a Google Doc with tons of hyperlinks within various text strings throughout the document. All the links have the same root URL (say, my.oldsite.com). Recently the site changed their root URL to ...