Questions tagged [google-docs]

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Change display name on Google Docs invitation to edit

Whenever I share a Google Docs/Sheets etc it always shows [email protected] has invited you to edit I would like it to show My name has invited you to edit I know this is possible, but I do ...
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How to Import or Query a Range from Google Sheets into Google Docs?

I'm using Google Docs, the word processor, and am seeking to import a named range sourced in Google sheets into my Google Docs file. Do the field code feature or any other feature in Google Docs ...
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Add image in Google Doc from Google Sheet via Script

There is an image in Google Sheet (coming from Google Form) that I would like to insert in Google Doc in Image Format. Currently, I'm getting Url only from the below mention script. How can I get the ...
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Finding a Google Doc that was accessed through a link

I found a useful Google Doc online, but I accidentally deleted the document from my Google Drive, and now I can't find it anywhere. The Doc doesn't show up in Trash, it doesn't show that I ever opened ...
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How to export comments from Google Docs

Is there a way to easily export comments (and ideally, status, context, author, date, etc) from a Google Docs file into a spreadsheet, without scripting/coding? I'm sure there are programmatic ways to ...
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Format a numbered list in google docs into a table template?

I have a list with a url, an emoji (of a set of 3), and a name in a numbered list. Taking a list like this: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=38122061 πŸ₯Ύ D. onohoe https://news.ycombinator.com/...
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How to set default to track edits

In Google Docs: "Suggest" mode is the same as MS-Word's tracked changes. When submitting a document for edits: How to set the edit mode to "Suggest", so as to ensure that the ...
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How to do lossless exporting?

I have several documents created using Google Docs. They are not plain text documents, but documents with images, tables, etc, etc. How can I export this Google Document to my computer, such that I ...
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How do I download all Google Docs in a folder as PDF?

I have a Google Drive filled with Docs, Slides, and Sheets. The new Google Drive interface no longer supports choosing the file format for bulk downloads, and just gives me a bunch of useless ...
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A faster way to access strikethrough than Alt+Shift+5

The keyboard shortcut for strike-through in the Google Docs web UI is AltShift5 (yes that is a five), and the toolbar doesn't have a strike-through button. It's very awkward (I actually have to swivel ...
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Add a Shared Album to your VISIBLE Google-Photos Albums List

Assume Bob has a Google Photo Album and it is shared out to Mary. The two are coworkers, wherein Mary is creating a document which requires photos from the shared photo album. Although Mary can ...
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How can I view the most recently created Google documents in my Google Drive?

How can I view the most recently created Google documents in my Google Drive? I access my Google Drive via a web browser. https://drive.google.com/drive/recent sorts files by date of modification, not ...
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Can I change the default Google Docs suggestion mode text format so suggestion text is highlighted yellow?

I am using suggestions mode to make changes to a large google doc. When I have finished making my suggestions, I will need to print off the document for a group review meeting to go through the ...
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How do I display an alternative charchter in a Doc that is pulling data from a sheet?

I have created an HTML form (not a Google Form) that populates a Google Sheet. The form has both text inpt and checkboxes (multiples of each.) On the Google Sheet, if a checkbox is checked on the ...
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How can I appear as an "anonymous animal" on Google Drive?

How do you change your title to an anonymous animal on shared Google Drive documents? I'm currently in a college class of about 150 and I'm the only person doesn't seem to know how to make ...
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Are cross-referenced URIs in google drive documents preserved after Google Takeout?

Background Google has a service that allows you to export/backup/migrate your google drive documents and contents to another system. Its called takeout.google.com This service allows for the user to ...
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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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How can I get Google Drive to display file or folder size?

I noticed that there is a column but it is not populated for neither my folders nor my files. I want to verify that files and folders I transfer to Google Drive match where they came from. If you ...
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How to fix emoji and special characters rendering inconsistently on Win10 in Google Doc created on Win 11 [closed]

I created a Google Doc on my Win11 machine using both emoji's and special characters. When I opened it on my Win10 machine, the display of those was inconsistent. The most curious part: they show ...
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Google Docs keeps reverting to Arial 11pt

I use Google Docs for typing up a lot of work, and I like to type it up in Garamond. However when I add line-breaks sometimes Google Docs decides to revert to Arial 11pt (the default style for a new ...
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How to remove borders from a table? [closed]

How can I remove all borders from a table I created in Google Docs?
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How can I change the default styles for Google Docs? [closed]

For a Document (Word-like) in Google Docs, I want to be able to change the font size, family and spacings for the built-in in styles. How can I do that?
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How to add an automatic "last edited" timestamp and the user who edited entry to Google Docs?

Is there a way to insert an automatic "last edited" timestamp in the footer of a Google Document? I would like to make sure that time stamp is on the document when I print. I figure out how to enter ...
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How to Add RTL Tables to a Google Document

As I'm trying to format google doc tables and in reference to this thread I was able to add some formatting to the header row, to the table data and was able to create a doc in a landscape layout. ...
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Automatically create a calendar document using Google Drive and Google Apps Script [closed]

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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How to create a Google sign-up sheet [closed]

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 I share a document with 'anyone can view/edit' permissions but add a password separately?

I have a Google document in Drive that I need to share with someone who doesn't haven't a Google account. Is it possible to share it via anyone with the link can view / edit, but also set a password ...
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Different Header/Footer on Different Pages

How do I make this: Pages 2–14: Header A + Footnote Pages 15–25: Header B + Footnote Pages 26–30: Header C + Footnote And so on. I’m trying to write a story and have lots of chapters, and I want to ...
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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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How to export text from Google Doc as HTML?

I have body of text in a Google Doc containing a large number of links. I need to get the text – and all the links – into my client's CMS. I've tried "Download as" > "Web page (.html,...
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Limit Google Doc add-on's access to documents

Is there a way to install a Google Doc add-on and limit its access, so it can only access specific documents that I have designated (rather than gaining access to all of my documents)? I am trying to ...
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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 Create Ternary Decision Tree Layout in Google Slides/Docs [closed]

Is there way to create blank trees like the one shown below, but with an additional 2 levels, in Google Slides or Google Docs without having to do lots of manual positioning please?
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Is it possible to format small-caps in Google Documents?

I have found the need to format text in small caps (with minuscule letters looking like capitals, but still maintaining their size) in Google Docs. I have looked over, under, and in the Docs option ...
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Show/hide fields (if empty --> don't show)

we are working on a project to atomize our offer process. We have multiple insurance products which can be chosen and are then passed on through zapier to Google Docs. Obviously not every customer ...
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Automatically update inserted sheets cells in Google Docs [duplicate]

I have a Google Doc which has linked cells to Google Sheets. I want to type a Script that automatically updates the document whenever the cells in Google Sheets are changed (it receives answers from a ...
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Created nested tables, need horizontal spacing or side-by-side layout for tracking dates and weights [duplicate]

I made a 1x2 table, placed a 10x2 table in each cell, and removed the parent table's borders. I aim for space between the tables. Line spacing added vertical, not horizontal space. Is there another ...
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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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Google Script: Changing date format from Typeform Response in Sheets

I'm using Google Script to add a function where once the response from Typeform is sent to the sheet, a button called "create document" is added to fill up the Google Doc template using the ...
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Remove black background from copied and paste text in Google Docs

I have a weird black background from a text I copied and paste. Do you know how I can remove it? I already tried something in Page setup ...
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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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Google docs, how to show an H1 heading always at the top of a new page?

Trying to find a way how to show an H1 heading always at the top of a new page, not sure if this is possible. I have multiple H1 headings and they can be pushed downwards rather that they will stick ...
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Pageless Google Doc using parameters? [closed]

As you know, there's a pageless mode in Google Docs that allows you to remove the borders of a document. https://support.google.com/docs/answer/11528737 I want that because I'm embedding documents in ...
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How to keep the first line’s format when changing the second in Google Docs?

In Google Docs, I have two lines of text. I want to keep the first line in its current format and change the second line from a heading to normal text. However, when I make this change, the first line ...
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Date and time keyboard shortcut for Google Docs document (not sheets)

I am trying to find out if I can set up a keyboard shortcut to print/type in the current date and time in a Google Docs document (not sheets). Anyone? The best I could find is an Add-on Text Factory ...
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Is it possible to add "skill tags" (tag frames, don't know how to call it) in google doc? [closed]

I'd like to list skills on my resume created in google doc like in the image below. Is it possible to create such "tags" and put them easily in desired section?
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Poor Google Docs printing quality

Why is it that all text printouts I make with Google Docs look poor? This has been an ongoing phenomenon for years, in many different workplaces. Still, I see no discussion of this problem online. ...
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How to merge Google documents with PDF files automatically?

I am trying to merge different file sources into one Google doc, in a programmatic way. That means I should use Google scripting. So far I do not have problems inserting text files, images, MS Word or ...
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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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Using the Google Documents equation editor, how can I enter the binomial coefficient?

It does not appear that you can enter the binomial coefficient or the choose-function of combinatorics. I'm trying to use the parenthesis in the third drop-down menu in the equation editor, but they ...

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