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Entering a “Tab” character into Google Docs, when your document has columns

I am working with a two-column document in Google Docs. The 1st column is a field description. In the 2nd, wider column, I have free text to complete the field information. In this column, I have ...
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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 to change the default style of text links in Google Docs

I want to format the default style for text links—currently the color is blue & are underlined. Is this possible? And if yes, how can I do it?
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All Google Docs URL parameters/functions/commands?

Where is the official documentation for the URL parameters/arguments? There are things like /preview, /copy, /export, #headings, ?something question mark, that I stumbled on tips and tricks articles ...
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Inserting multiple page breaks (after each table)

I have google docs with many tables. I want every table to start in a new page. Is there a way to insert a page break after each table in the document, all at once? I used to insert them one by one ...
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Cannot get rid of some space/margins

I'm working on my resume in Google Docs (Word processing) and I'm trying to add my name + personal information at the top, but I'm seeing a line of space above it. As you can see, I'm trying to get ...
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How to get a popup on google sheets/doc when certain text is input

I'm trying to create a google document with a classified theme (And no, it's not actually classified) And I want it set to where if you put certain text in a table or cell, it gives you a link to the ...
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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 make Google Docs automatically correct misspellings

I would like Google Docs to automatically correct misspellings, not underline them for me to manually correct. Is this possible? "Automatically correct spelling" is already selected.
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How do you insert a background image on Google Docs?

How do you insert a background image on Google Docs? It seems that this feature wasn't supported before?
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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 old ...
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How to make SUMIF not default to 0 but to blank in Google Sheets?

My goal is to sum values in a row if they are present and leave the cell empty it there are no values. I used a formula: =SUMIF(A1:C1; "<>"; A1:C1) - but Google Sheets inserts a default value 0 -...
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How do I open a Google Docs file (Docs, Sheets, etc) in Firefox?

When I try to open a Google Docs file from my Google Drive folder on my Windows 10 computer, it opens in Firefox in a new tab but it shows: {"url": "https://docs.google.com/open?id=xxxxxx", "doc_id": ...
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How to copy from a protected Google doc?

I just came upon a Google doc from a high school account that I no longer have access to. I want to copy paste my work, but the copy paste functionality is disabled. I know you could access developer ...
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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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Google Docs paste, using formatting of destination document

I want to copy/paste a bunch of content from one Google Doc to another. The two documents have different formatting (particularly fonts for Headings). If I do a regular paste (ctrl-v), the headings ...
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Is there a shortcut like doc.new but defaulting to a shared Google Drive instead of My Drive?

I love the handiness of doc.new and sheet.new, but they default to creating documents in My Drive, which I then need to remember to move afterwards. Is there some URL I can bookmark that will create ...
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How to bulk transfer ownership of Google docs inside a Google drive?

I created a Google drive folder to which I gave an access to multiple people. These people have created sub folders inside this and have created multiple Google docs inside these. They are now the ...
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Google Docs sporadically disconnects and reconnects while editing

Recently an issue has cropped up when editing in google docs. Normally when editing there's an indicator up top that shows when your work is in the process of being saved, and switches to "All changes ...
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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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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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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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How to create a Google sign-up sheet

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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Google Docs page overview vs. MS Word page overview

I'm looking for a solution/workaround for: Google Docs does not provide a comprehensive page view as does MS Word. For example, when a Google doc is more than one page, there appears to be no method ...
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Google Docs Pages Connected

Today in my English class, I was working in a Google Doc and was bored. I double clicked on the space between pages. All of a sudden, the pages sort of "connected." I had seen this happen on ...
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Managing Google Docs assigned action items with Tasks

Is there a way to track and manage action items/assignments in Google docs? Currently there does not appear to be any straightforward way to view a list of all the places where somebody has assigned ...
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Add auto-updating image to Google Docs from Google Drive

I have several images in a Google Drive folder. I have added them to a Google Docs I'm working on (via Google Drive option). I often have to modify the images (keeping the same titles and path). I'd ...
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I would like to split multiple URLs from a single Google Sheets cell and then add them as images into a Google Doc

I have a Google Sheet doc that has column called Imgs which contains a cell with multiple URLs that links to multiple images: So, I would like to do the following with an Apps Script: Split the URLs ...
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How to open local documents directly in Google Docs?

I read this article on Lifehacker on how to make a shortcut to open an empty Google Doc right from the desktop. I would like to be able to open my file browser and just click on a document and have ...
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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 do I remove the phone character auto-formatted into numbers? (Google docs is interpreting numbers as phone numbers when they are not

I am trying to enter registration numbers into Google Docs. When I enter a number, a phone character is automatically added and formatting added to the numbers. I would like to just see plain text. I ...
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How do I replace a paragraph break (i.e. Enter) with a Shift+Enter character in Google Docs?

That is, what regexes do I place in these two boxes I have read Syntax for Unicode characters in regexes in Google Sheets? to no avail. I found from one answer that [\n] matches paragraph mark. Now ...
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How to view full image (preview) in a Google Doc? (e.g., hover over)

How can I view the full image of an image in a Google Doc? (e.g., hover over image to get a popup with the whole full-sized image)
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A keyboard shortcut to create a blank document from the docs.google.com/document/u/0 webpage

I have gone through the Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Docs page — didn't find what I was looking for there — and have added the AutoControl Shortcut Manager extension to Chrome. After a brief review ...
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Format Chinese number as numbered list in Google Docs

I would like to use Chinese numbers as numbered list in Google Docs, similar to unanswered question Numbered list with Cyrillic letters, But I can't find any useful options in Format > Bullets &...
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How can I import a .docx file in Google Docs?

I have uploaded a file in Google Drive which I would like to open in Google Docs. Using the web interface of Google Drive, I right clicked on the file and then selected "Open With". But ...
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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

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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Search for Google Docs and pdfs of a certain length

I'm aware you can use the formats below to search using Google for public Google Docs and pdfs respectively. site:docs.google.com/document/d [keyword] filetype:pdf [keyword] Is there a way to filter ...
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How to extend word underline to end of line with Google Docs

I am trying to create a header where the underline completely extends horizontally to the end of the document, but I cannot find out how to do this.
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Google Document web-layout view mode similarly in Microsoft's Word

I want to view the document under web-layout view mode the same way as we can do in Microsoft Word. How can I do that?
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How did Brud.Fyi link their custom domain to a Google Doc?

How did Brud.fyi make their site a Google Doc? http://brud.fyi/ Point Nine did similar - http://pointnine.com/
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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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Is it possible to make comments visible only to author and owner on Google Docs?

I've been thinking about using Google Docs to share a novel with a few beta-readers because it is simpler than sending every one of them a separate text file and keeping track of the comments across ...
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Is it possible to see the owner of a public Google Doc?

If I create a public Google Doc that anyone can edit who has the URL, will my Google id or name or anything else be publicly viewable? I tried it and I didn't see anything about the owner in another ...
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Can a publicly shared file stored in my Google Drive be deleted by someone having “Anyone with the link” editor rights?

Following a concern expressed by a user at How to share a Google Sheets demo spreadsheet. The problem with sharing it editable is that anyone can trash the sheet. Surely it's better just to share it ...
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How to download edit history from Google Docs

I love Google Doc's edit history because I can see when I created files and then modified them later. Is there anyway to download this edit history for a particular document? Ideally, I'd like to ...
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Automatic date in Google Docs

Is there a way in Google Docs to automatically update the date in a header of the page, so that whenever I print the document it will have today's date?
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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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