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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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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 ...
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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 ...