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Emoji keyboard not working in Google Docs

When trying to enter an emoji in Google Docs with the MacOS emoji picker, nothing really happens. One can see that "Edit" in the Menu bar is highlighted, but the emoji picker doesn't show. ...
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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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How to paste to text editor from Google Docs without it doubling the line breaks between paragraphs?

About 3 weeks ago I began to have this problem occur whenever I copy text from a Google Docs document in Chrome browser and paste it into a text editor. (Technically it's a plain text field within ...
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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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Google Docs toolbar zoomed out even when I press Cmd +

Google Docs for one of my Chrome profiles is zoomed out. When I open a new page, both the toolbar and the document are quite zoomed out, and even when I press Command+ or change the 100% dropdown menu ...
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How can I float text by text in Google Docs

See the attached image below, which shows that a side-note is added so that the normal text of the document "floats around it": How is that technique called - Is there a name for it? And how can I ...
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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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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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Save document as PDF without page breaks from Google Docs

Is there a way to make Google Docs save a document as a PDF but without splitting it into multiple pages? I understand that sticking to a certain page size is important for printing, but for the PDF ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Mark checkbox "completed" in Google Docs checklist using keyboard

I see that the checkboxes in Google Docs' checklists can be marked completed by clicking with a mouse. Is there a way for me to mark them completed using only the keyboard?
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How to remove multiple section breaks in google docs

My document is filled with "section break (next page)", how do i remove all of them at once?
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How do I add new styles to Google docs?

Google docs has a nice set of styles such as "Normal text" and "Heading 1". How do I add my own? I want to add a style called "code" for text that is programming code.
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How to convert a numbered list to circled digits in Google Docs

I see that Google Docs has settings for customizing types of numbered lists, such as these settings:: But I’m being asked to make all the numbered lists use the circled-type numbers, known as “...
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Reference dynamic text from another document within Google Docs

I want to create a document that has ten pages in it (ten pages, each page a new set of unique information). I want that document to pull from ten unique, single page documents that users can update. ...
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Google Docs - Automatic Links/Macros to Section Numbers

I'm not sure the proper terms for what I'm trying to do, but essentially, consider if I have the following headers in my document: 1. Section a. Sub-Section b. Sub-Section c. Sub-Section 1. ...
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What file format or coding standard is a Google Document in?

So if Microsoft Word uses .docx (formerly .doc), what 'format' is a Google document in? How does it all work? Does it just use the HTML standard to make up the document on the page you're working on?...
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Error trying to login: "This service cannot be accessed because your login request contained saml assertion that has already been used once"

My Google Workspace account is disabled and I don't know why. I am seeing this error: "Google Workspace - This service cannot be accessed because your login request contained saml assertion that ...
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Is there a way to embed a specific cell from a Google Sheets to Google Docs?

I want to fill in a sentence with blank spaces on Google Docs from information that I can provide from Google Sheets. Is this possible? "For my student number X = [student_number], the required ...
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Copying directories of Lined documents in Google Drive

In Google Drive I have ~130 documents with links to other documents in the same folder. I want to copy the folder and share it with a third party without needing to manually update all the links. ...
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How to view the parent folder of a Google Document?

Often I have the direct link to a Google Document (mine or an organizational shared one) and want to find documents that are stored within the same folder. To do so, I would need to determine the ...
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Changing formatting of normal text without affecting automatically affecting headings

Applying a change to the indentation of normal formatting (e.g. first line indent) in google docs results in an automatic change to the indentation settings of all the other styles. It seems they have ...
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How to Import or Query a Range from Google Sheets into Google Docs? [duplicate]

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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Replace text in document using A1 notation as variable names in order to retrieve values stored in those cell references

I have a Google Doc that contains placeholders based on A1 notation like %A1%, %B3%, %A3%, and so on. In a Google Sheet I have values stored in the cell references that match the variable names. I ...
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Resize table columns in Google Docs like AutoFit Contents in Microsoft Word

In Microsoft Word, you can resize column widths automatically using AutoFit Contents from the Layout ribbon's AutoFit pulldown menu. This resizes the selected table such that column widths are no ...
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Google Docs: table of contents & exporting as PDF

I have a google document in which I used the built-in "generate table of contents" function to add a table of contents. It works perfectly in the browser/online. But my problem came after I exported ...
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Google file/folder in multiple location editing from different folders

I was wondering if I had a doc A that was saved in two separate folder locations, if there was a way for me to edit the document in one folder and the edits would also show in the other saved doc A in ...
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I want space between text paragraphs, but not list items

I want a blank line between my text paragraphs but not between items in lists. I know I can do the former with Format > Line spacing > Add space after paragraph and then Update normal text to ...
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URL to open Google doc in “Suggesting” Mode

Is there a URL convention that allows me to share a Google doc so that when it is opened it is in “Suggesting” Mode but still allows the user to change to “Edit” Mode? I know that I can share a ...
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Multiple Gsheets data querys

Hey all so I currently have 3 Gsheets. 2 are sql imports with the below tables. The goal is to get the information based off a Type Id 28353 into my Master sheet. The plan is to get all values from ...
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How do I find out the total time spent on a Google Doc?

I'd like to find out the total time spent on a Google Doc. This is a similar question, How can I track the time spent and the number of words written in Google Docs?, but without any answers. There is ...
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Export pageless Google doc (with images) to PDF

I'm looking to save my pageless Google Doc as a .PDF file. I have tried the workaround described in the answer to Save document as PDF without page breaks from Google Docs which essentially works by ...
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Unable to use Google Docs URL invite action in new URL to invite user to a copy of a document

I have created a google sheets document that I am wanting to send out to a number of users for them to make copies of, share back with me and then edit themselves. I am using the largely under ...
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Table of Contents page numbers wrong

Google Docs is getting the page numbering wrong in the index, but only some of the time. These screenshots are from a doc that demonstrates the issue. They show 3 pages in a document, each with its ...
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Regex to match new lines created by automatic word wrapping

Google Docs find/replace supports regex but I've been unable to find a regular expression that will match new lines created by automatic word wrapping. Is there any way in Google Docs to match new ...
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Viewing a Google Doc with being logged in to Google

I’m in a college class and I built a personal website using Google sites. My assignment was to generate three guest bloggers with 10 blogs, each using artificial intelligence. The three bloggers their ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut in Google Docs for accepting the suggestion showed in the autocorreptor popup?

I want to use only keyboard so I wonder if there is a keyboard shortcut in Google Docs for accepting the suggestion showed in the autocorreptor popup.
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Google Docs amalgamated history diff: Is it really once only?

If several edits have been made since the last time I viewed a document, Google Docs gives a link at the top of the document that takes you to a special view showing ALL of these changes. However, if ...
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Is there a way to use Font Awesome icons in Google Docs?

I often design UIs in Google Docs (b/c it's really easy to share and let people comment). I can't find a list of image (.png, etc.) versions of Font Awesome icons.
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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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How do I lock table cells of a Google Docs document?

I need to lock certain cells in a table within Google Docs. The other cells I want people to be able to edit. How can I selectively lock cells in a document?
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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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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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Can't see comments

I just had something very strange happen on Google Docs: A couple people at my company were working on a document. I think I didn't have permissions to see it at the beginning. At a certain point ...
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How can I transfer the contents of hundreds of emails to a single Google Docs/text editor document?

A friend and I write together, via email, back and forth a little at a time. we have already once taken a few hundred thousand word story and painstakingly copied and pasted it into a Google document.
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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 🥾 D. onohoe https://news.ycombinator.com/...

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