Questions tagged [google-docs]

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Google Docs mathematics equations reference numbers

I am creating a document with multiple equations and I want to reference these equations in later parts of the document. Is there any easy way to do this in Google Docs, preferable automatically?
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Create table of contents in Google Docs from only specific heading types

If I have a Google Docs document with various heading values, can I create table of contents from only specific heading values? The reason I'd like to do this is to create a to-do list that updates ...
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Refer to numbered item in Google Document

Is there a way to refer (dynamically) to a numbered item in a Google Doc? For example, say I have a list: Item one Item two Item three and I wish to refer to item 2. in a normal paragraph, but in ...
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Completely disable spell checker

I realize that, in the browser version of Google Documents, you can disable (or at least hide) the spell checker in the View options. However, the mobile application has no View option. Where can I ...
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Jump to suggested edits

I received some suggestions how to improve my document: I was able to find one, but not the other two. Clicking the timestamp has no effect. How can I jump to a suggested edit in order to review it?
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Editing the Latex source of equations in Google Docs

I noticed that Google Docs now allows putting equations in documents. Is there any way to view/edit the Latex source for these equations?
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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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How do I apply my styles to an entire Google Doc

I have evolved my default Google Docs styles over time, and would now like to apply them to some older docs that use older (and sometimes various versions) of them. How do I apply the current ...
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How to format Table of contents automatically in Google Docs?

I know I can create Table of contents (TOC) based on the Header titles in the body of the page. This is great as every time I add a new header, I just click on the refresh button on the TOC and the ...
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Moving Google Docs bookmarks

I've noticed what must be a bug in Google Docs and can't figure out a feasible workaround. If you want to move (cut and paste) a section that contains a bookmark, most of the time the bookmark ID ...
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For Google Docs tables, how can we make an incomplete row have no bottom or top border (to show that it is incomplete on screen and on paper)?

When we use Google Docs and create a table, sometimes a cell can span across two pages. So for example, I can write a few lines (with Enter (line breaks)), and then, either on screen or on paper, the ...
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HTML math format for uploading to Google Drive?

When I upload an HTML document with math to Google Drive and convert to a Google document, is there a math format which Google will convert to it's own math format? So far I have tried LaTeX math as ...
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What's the full range of supported Google Docs LaTeX macros?

Google Docs has an equation editor that has a fair number of options for symbols and functions available from the dropdown menu. All of these are also available through LaTeX macros that are ...
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Top Margin for Header and Footer Placement

How do you change the top and bottom margins for a document and then for headers and footers?
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How do I fix copy/paste in Google Documents?

At the beginning of this week, I noticed that I can no longer properly copy and paste into or out of a Google Document. I find that if I highlight more than one paragraph and press Edit / Copy or ctrl ...
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Spacing between the top of the page and the start of the content

I have a drawing within the header of my document. I've set all of the margins to 0" and I've tried to add the drawing: However despite any movement of the drawing, removal of line spacing, etc. I ...
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How to edit/remove hidden section in Google Docs

I have a Google Doc where it has two hidden sections, "Issued by" and "Representative". Their headers are visible in the automatically-generated table of contents. However, the sections themselves are ...
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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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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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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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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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“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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Recurring signature block in Google Docs

I need to often input a signature block in documents made in Google Docs. This particular signature block has a line for an official's signature, with his title immediately under that line. In Word, ...
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Hold position relative to content in a rapidly changing Google Docs document with many editors

I'm trying to edit a big Google Doc with many editors all typing at once. When people above me type and add or remove text, the document reflows, and the part I am trying to edit moves from page to ...
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How to find all Google Docs (or Sheets) with comments?

In Google Docs/Sheets, when making a copy of a file, the comments don't get copied over. There is a plugin (Copy Comments) that makes a copy-with-comments for Docs, but it's one document at a time, ...
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How to make Gmail automatically convert typed-in or pasted URLs into links

It used to be the case a long time ago that when you type in a URL into a Gmail compose window, and after typing in the last character (or immediately after pasting it in from the clipboard), and ...
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How to match width of a group of columns in a Google Docs table

I'd like to make a group of columns in a table in Google Docs. Is there any way to do this? Something like the Distribute Columns Equally menu item in Microsoft Word? So far the best I've been able ...
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Making Google Docs into its own application on Mac

I've been trying to figure this out all afternoon... My dream is that I want to be able to open Google Docs on my Mac as if it's an application. Chrome's setting's has a built-in "Add to ...
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Update link text after heading has changed in Google Docs

In my document I've added several links that point to headings within the document as internal references. However, when these headings change, I need to also update the link text. Is there an ...
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How do I use two languages simultaneously in Google Docs?

I am working on a document that involves two languages simultaneously. In Open Office I have created a 2-column table, with the left-hand column set to English and the right-hand column set to the ...
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Computing the percent of authorship in a Google document?

I have a Google document where 4 people contributed. Is there any way to get a sense of how much each of them committed, like TortoiseSVN does for SVN repositories?
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Shift Google Documents header up/down one level

Let's say I formatted a document this way: 1. Title (style: title 1) 1.1 Subtitle (style: title 2) 1.2 Subtitle (style: title 2) And I want to insert an extra level between Title and ...
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Automatically create a calendar document using Google Drive and Google Apps Script

Is it possible to use Google Apps Script to 'automatically' create a calendar document in Google Drive with the following document features. Traditional calendar table Accurate month and year ...
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A Google Docs that automatically integrates content from lots of other Google Docs

I have shared several Google Docs with particular users and each updates his document on a regular basis. I would like to have a Google Docs that pulls all the content from these individual documents. ...
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Forcing Google Docs to update

I have shared a document and its public presentation is not quite the same as I see in the editor. Some equations fail in the public viewer and I need to tune them. This means a lot of edit and view ...
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Google Docs Ctrl + Shift + L not working

So CtrlShiftL does nothing in Google Docs, where CtrlShiftR and CtrlShiftE work. I tried this on the same google doc but on my Chromebook, and it works. My laptop is Windows 10, so I figured something ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...