Questions tagged [google-docs]

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Shared Doc Always Opens to A Certain Position/Page. Can it be changed?

When opening a shared Google Doc, it always opens to the same spot, which is not the beginning... is there some kind of formatting tag here (that can be changed) so it opens at the beginning (or at ...
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How to disable Edit suggestions from users in Google docs

I've written a doc and I keep getting Edit suggestions from readers on it it's unreadable. How do I turn comments off?
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Is there a way to insert today’s date into a Google Docs?

I've looked under insert > ...? but couldn't find anything. Can this be done via an inbuilt function or a custom script?
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How do I wrap/unwrap text in a table in Google Docs?

Apologies but this is driving me crazy I just want to unwrap the text in this cell so that it is on one line. How is this done in Google Docs? I don't see the button for it
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How can I create custom keyboard shortcuts in Google Docs?

When studying biology and mechanisms, it's very useful to take notes with arrows that illustrate a stepwise process: A --> B --> C and up/down arrows to denote increase/decrease. This is very ...
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How to stop Google Docs from pasting titles instead of links

Google Docs's functionality changed within the past month, such that now for many different websites, it will automatically replace the link with the title of the website. For example, if I copy https:...
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Unintended ruler changes in Google Docs

How can I keep this from happening? Rulers in Google Docs (Word too....) seem to change capriciously depending on the history of style changes. See the image below of how bulleted text lines up. Is ...
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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 can I insert a cross-reference to a figure in Google Docs?

Similar to the cross-reference feature of Word, how can I insert a cross-reference to a figure in Google Docs?
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Does Google Sheets/Docs have a desktop client?

Other web apps like Trello and Airtable have desktop versions of the app via electron.js. Is there a similar solution (provided by Google or 3rd party) for Google Sheets or any other G suite apps?
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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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How do I change my google profile picture

Every time I try to change my google profile picture. it says an embedded google docs page can't save it. I want to change my picture how do I? without it doing that?
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Google docs produces a pop up when copying and pasting nearly every time

When I copy and paste into google docs it almost always (3 times out of 4) produces the following box even when I use the keyboard shortcuts (on firefox). Is there any way to permanently tell it to ...
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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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How to insert a webp image into a document?

I am trying to insert a webp format image into a table in a document - however it's giving me an error. When I try with a jpg file, I am able to insert the image at the top of the file (I don't know ...
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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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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 do I delete more than one document at a time on google documents. Not google drive

I have a whole bunch of documents from like 2 years ago and it's really annoying. It take like 10-15 seconds to delete one. I don't have hours to spend deleting documents one by one when I am 12 and ...
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How can I search for paragraph marks?

In MS Word, I do a search for ^p Is there a similar search string that I could use in Google Docs to find paragraph marks? I do that kind of search, by the way, to replace 3 paragraph marks with 2.
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How to Replace & Find values within double quotation marks?

How does one change the value of multiple data such as: data-set="0.1" data-set="0.23" data-set="0.13412" data-set="2210.3211" to data-set="0"
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How to get Google Docs results to appear in Google Search results?

I use Google Docs rather than a blog to write articles and I'd like them to be readable by the public. But I've never seen Google Docs results in Google Search results. Is it possible? How do I make ...
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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 I can generate a pdf with AcroForm from a form generated in google docs?

I am making the following form in google docs: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wr9fAJaovHiGYJU_qW45vMdlQyd7Jj9gThWBgNZ5Opw/edit?usp=sharing I want somehow to place input fields and generate a pdf ...
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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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Why can't I search Google Drive for text within the Google Docs in it?

I was discussing with a colleague the option of using Google Docs as a wiki system. I quickly tested adding several docs with dummy text in it. However when I searched for that text in the overall ...
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Is there a way to programmatically interact with google docs? [closed]

Is there a way to programmatically interact with google docs? I would like to be able to program actions like highlighting text, changing font size/color/type, etc. Thanks!
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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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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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In Google, is there an embedded plagiarism checker?

Is there a way to use a plagiarism checker in Google? I am writing a research project and I do not want to have an issue with this.
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How do you get the administrator effect off your computer so nothing is bloced on your computer

Is there anyway to remove the administrator or like overpower it I have look everywhere but it seems like there is no possible way
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Google docs doesn't let me open a doc offline says ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED

I have gone to google drive and selected cogwheel -> settings -> checked "offline" Within the document in its "offline status" button it says: This document is ready for ...
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Google Workspace Docs duplicated

I'm using Google workspace & if I create & export the document in PDF then after every page a blank page is coming. It's showing in print pdf also. Say if there are 8 pages then 16 pages are ...
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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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Text Inserter Macros for Google Docs [closed]

Is it possible to type a shortened text phrase and have Google Docs (or a third party extension) replace it with text provided to it by the user (me). It should work like Dot Phrases in Epic.
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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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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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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 center and middle two columns in Google Spreadsheets? [closed]

Independent from the screen resolution, how can I put a 9x2 table to the center and the middle on Google Spreadsheets? The end result should be centered/middle'ed on the view of "publish to web&...
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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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More substitutions than I can view

Google Doc's equivalent to Word's AutoCorrect feature (Tools->Preferences->Substitutions) will correct common spelling mistakes. Great feature, I use it a lot. I've used it that much I now have ...
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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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How do I align two words so that they are exactly below each other?

I want to write a text with literal translations exactly under each word. How do I make sure that the translated word is perfectly aligned with its counterpart in the other language?
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Links between Google sheets and docs that keeps file name update automatically

I try to insert a link referencing a Google Sheets file in a Google Docs file while keeping the name of the sheets file, even if it is later modified. I would like to use this to avoid constantly ...
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Perform basic maths on contents of Google Document (not spreadsheet)

In Microsoft Word, it is possible to use very simple formula e.g. =SUM(ABOVE) to display the total of a column or =SUM(LEFT) etc. Is it possible to do something similar in Google Docs? Obviously this ...
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How to create shortcut for new Google Doc with for secondary logged in user?

I'm logged into my browser with two different Gmail accounts, one is personal and the other is my work account. I have created shortcuts for Google Calendar, Google Cloud Platform, etc. as following: ...
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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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